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3. Christian ethics in and beyond modernity

3. Christian ethics in and beyond modernity  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0004
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It is impossible to say when modern ethics began. ‘Christian ethics in and beyond modernity’ looks at how various thinkers have changed the view of what constitutes modern ethics. Modern ... More
5. Genealogy

5. Genealogy  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776113
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805577.003.0005
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In using the term ‘genealogy’, Foucault proclaimed his connection to Nietzsche. ‘Genealogy’ analyses what Foucault thought about the genealogical method, how it compared to Nietzsche's, and ... More
6. Pythagoras and other mysteries

6. Pythagoras and other mysteries  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776267
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.003.0007
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‘Pythagoras and other mysteries’ explains how Pythagoras and his followers acquired a reputation for mathematical and geometrical investigations. They conducted their mathematics in a ... More
4. Sex, money, and power: some questions for Christian ethics

4. Sex, money, and power: some questions for Christian ethics  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0005
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Christian ethics helps us to live well, and through that make God's Name holy. It deals with everyday life, activities such as family life, sex, reproduction, economics, and power. It ... More
Afterword

Afterword  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0009
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Martin Luther attracted both admirers and disparagers. The Afterword looks at both viewpoints and the larger legacy of Luther. The idolizing of Luther began in both words and images soon ... More
8. Through the past to the present: texts and history

8. Through the past to the present: texts and history  

David F. Ford

in Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0008
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‘Through the past to the present: texts and history’ asks: What skills and ways of thinking are helpful if you are wanting to do theology well? It looks at skills to do with two closely ... More
10. Ancient sex

10. Ancient sex  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2005
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9780191776113
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805577.003.0010
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Towards the end of his life, Foucault's topic of exploration turned to the ethical formation of the self, which emerged from his analysis of modern power relations. ‘Ancient sex’ looks at ... More
7. Conclusion

7. Conclusion  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0007
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The ‘Conclusion’ explains that the kind of positive atheism argued for in this book is sometimes called humanism. Broadly, humanists are simply atheists who believe in living purposeful and ... More
3. Bodies

3. Bodies  

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775987
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804556.003.0003
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The division between the mind and the body is a central theme in Western culture. Kafka dramatized this division by inserting the mind of a stressed employee into the body of a huge insect. ... More
6. Against religion?

6. Against religion?  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0006
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Atheist opposition to religion is essentially an opposition to its truth. So it is necessary for any defence of atheism to address the challenge posed by religious belief. ‘Against ... More
5. Character, sex, and the unconscious

5. Character, sex, and the unconscious  

Christopher Janaway

in Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775666
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802590.003.0005
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‘Character, sex, and the unconscious’ explores Schopenhauer's treatment of character and individuality. In Schopenhauer's view, the will is the primary element within us. The will often has ... More
4. Paul and his Letters

4. Paul and his Letters  

Kyle Keefer (ed.)

in The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365500
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10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.003.0004
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The majority of the books of the New Testament consist of letters. Out of twenty-seven books, at least twenty are correspondence, usually written to churches. Letter writing is an ancient ... More
5. The futures of comparative literature

5. The futures of comparative literature  

Ben Hutchinson

in Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191844911
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10.1093/actrade/9780198807278.003.0005
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Comparative literature is both central and marginal to literary studies: central because it draws on almost every discipline in the Humanities; marginal because it is not tied to any single ... More
4. Who’s to blame?

4. Who’s to blame?  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0005
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9780192802354
Tragedy presents situations in which there is a desperate urgency to assign blame. Who is to blame for an earthquake? Where does responsibility begin and end for victims of a war, a famine, ... More
7. Getting outside oneself: virtue and meaning

7. Getting outside oneself: virtue and meaning  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0007
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There is no guarantee that immorality won't sometimes make a person happier, or better off, than morality. But does the philosophical notion of the priority of virtue hold? ‘Getting outside ... More
3. The eclipse of meaning

3. The eclipse of meaning  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0003
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9780199532179
How, in a world where sense-making is so frail and fragmentary, can we recognise a resplendent meaning? If the world is indeterminate, then despair is not possible. ‘The eclipse of meaning’ ... More
2. Heidegger’s philosophy

2. Heidegger’s philosophy  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191867095
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.003.0002
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‘Heidegger’s philosophy’ lays out the significance of, and the questions raised by, Heidegger’s masterwork, Being and Time, which was published in 1927. The result of his reading, ... More
Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Malise Ruthven

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.001.0001
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9780199212705
Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction investigates its historical, social, religious, political, and ideological roots, and tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding ... More
1. Family resemblances

1. Family resemblances  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0001
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The word ‘fundamentalist’ is now a familiar word. The last few decades witnessed a number of atrocities blamed on fundamentalists, including 9/11. Most of them have been attributed to ... More
4. Controlling women

4. Controlling women  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0004
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9780199212705
Several recent studies have suggested that sex, specifically the control of female sexuality, looms large in fundamentalist language. ‘Controlling women’ looks at gender issues in ... More

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