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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Introduction

Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall.

in Jacob Arminius

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 9408 words.

After briefly reflecting upon the strange scholarly neglect of the theology of Jacob Arminius, the Introduction offers a brief review of common portrayals of this theology: Arminius the...

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Thomas Aquinas

Adam G. Cooper.

in Life in the Flesh

August 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8422 words.

In Aquinas's hylomorphic theory of the universe, the patristic theology of the body is strengthened and enriched with deeper philosophical underpinnings. Always sensitive to the...

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Styles and Stages of Faith and Art II: Practicing Christianity Artfully

Frank Burch Brown.

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste

February 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 9036 words.

Because Protestant Christians are sensitive about issues on salvation by grace through faith, they tend to become discriminating in measuring one's development in terms of Christian...

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Caiaphas

Adele Reinhartz.

in Jesus of Hollywood

February 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 4979 words.

Despite his relatively small role in the Gospels, Caiaphas is frequently portrayed in film as Jesus' main enemy and the one who bears moral, if not legal responsibility for Jesus...

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Pornography and Violence

Adam G. Cooper.

in Life in the Flesh

August 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8601 words.

Pornography cultivates a cult of the flesh in which sex and the flesh are abstracted, etherealized, and finally destroyed. De Sade's vision of unlimited lust gives way to a pornocracy in...

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The Power of Creativity

Bernard Cooke.

in Power and the Spirit of God

November 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 2911 words.

Though creation in the strict sense is beyond humans’ power, they can approximate it to a limited extent by what is known as ‘creativity’. Through inventiveness and artistic production,...

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Women, Politics, and Religion

Margaret Bendroth.

in Religion and American Politics

September 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 6684 words.

This chapter explores how the emergence of women as voters—which did not happen nationally until 1920—has intersected with the importance of women as religious actors. Its sensitive account...

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Desire of God: an Exchange

Jacques Derrida, John D. Caputo and Richard Kearney.

in After God

March 2006; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 3577 words.

This chapter presents an exchange of ideas by Jacques Derrida, John Caputo, and Richard Kearney regarding the desire of God. Kearney opens up the conversation by ...

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From the Romantics to Thomas Mann and Beyond

Brian Murdoch.

in Gregorius

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 19977 words.

The first modern adaptation of the Gregorius-narrative is a song-cycle by Franz Theodor Kugler and Carl Loewe in the Romantic period, the source of which is unclear. In the twentieth...

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Sin and Salvation

Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall.

in Jacob Arminius

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 21380 words.

Chapter 4 offers a close look at Arminius’s views of sin and salvation. The chapter shows that he affirms the doctrines of original sin and total inability; the chapter also makes clear...

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In Favour of Democracy

Graham Neville.

in Radical Churchman

November 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 9499 words.

This chapter describes Hicks's political commitment by placing it against the background of developments within the Liberal party from about 1886 onwards; that is, from that year's General...

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Augustine’s remarks on his parents

Miles Hollingworth.

in Saint Augustine of Hippo

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 9054 words.

Augustine’s attitude to his parents has always encouraged psychological analysis. Any new biography must contend with this–as it represents, in any case, a good portion of the scholarly...

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A Prelude of Events to Come

Panteleymon Anastasakis.

in The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 8710 words.

This chapter explores the prominent role of the church during the waning months of Greece’s role as an active belligerent during World War II by chronicling and analyzing the powerful role...

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Jacob Arminius

Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall.

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 256 pages.

The impact of “Arminianism” upon Protestantism is undeniable, yet the theology of Jacob Arminius is not broadly known or well understood. This book seeks to provide a reliable account of...

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A Time of Transition

Natasha O'Hear.

in Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 30980 words.

This chapter concentrates on visual interpretations of the Book of Revelation from the late fifteenth century to the early sixteenth century, with particular reference to the Koberger Biblenull...

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Creation and Epiphanic Incarnation: Reflections on the Future of Natural Theology from an Eriugenian-Emersonian Perspective

Willemien Otten.

in On Religion and Memory

May 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 10843 words.

The tradition of natural theology could be read productively through the use of the trope of “the book of nature,” insofar as natural theology regards creation as a direct manifestation of...

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Philosophy of Mind

Nigel Voak.

in Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology

March 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 19211 words.

Based on the conviction that the most important and controversial aspects of Hooker’s theology centre on the relationship between reason, will, and grace, this chapter, opening the first...

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Until the Conversion of the Self

in The Unconverted Self

December 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 7563 words.

Throughout the period including the later Middle Ages and the initial period of conquest overseas, conversion in Latin Christendom was intended not only to draw non-Christians to the Church...

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Presbyterianism in the Middle East

Kaley M. Carpenter.

in The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism

August 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity. 8344 words.

American Presbyterian missionaries in the Middle East, through their linguistic, educational, and religious activities combined with similar European efforts in the nineteenth and twentieth...

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Gratton, John (1642/3–1712), Quaker preacher and writer

Richard L. Greaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1121 words.

Gratton, John (1642/3–1712), Quaker preacher and writer, was born at Bonsall, Derbyshire, the son of a yeoman or farmer. As a boy Gratton tended his father's sheep, and subsequently went to...

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