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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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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9780198807278
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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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
4. Socrates and later philosophy

4. Socrates and later philosophy  

C. C. W. Taylor

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

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Aug 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191873355
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10.1093/actrade/9780198835981.003.0004
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‘Socrates and later philosophy’ examines the legacy of Socrates, the most important aspect of which was his influence on Plato. Antisthenes, another personal associate, adhered to some of ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Craig A. Boyd and Kevin Timpe

in The Virtues: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2021
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Mar 2021
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9780191880612
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10.1093/actrade/9780198845379.003.0007
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This concluding chapter highlights some criticisms of the virtues. David Hume and Friedrich Nietzsche both challenged the traditional construal of the virtues and their role. Hume’s ... More
1. The Image of Nietzsche

1. The Image of Nietzsche  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0001
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9780192854148
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher, almost wholly neglected during his sane life. ‘The Image of Nietzsche’ highlights the immense impact of his work after his death. ... More
4. Christianity and the Rise of the Individual

4. Christianity and the Rise of the Individual  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0004
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9780192853882
‘Christianity and the Rise of the Individual’ examines the politics of the Middle Ages and the spread of Christianity. Three elements out of which civilization of the high Middle Ages was ... More
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Osborne

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776267
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.001.0001
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9780192840943
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins by ... More
4. Institutions

4. Institutions  

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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Why was Kafka obsessed with institutions? What did he mean by an institution? Kafka's work contains a profound, sensitively rendered analysis of institutions, illustrating how they oppress ... More
5. The last things

5. The last things  

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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What did Kafka think about God? Where did his philosophy of life sit? It is hard to tell if he is criticising the values of Christianity in his works or not. He was brought up in a Jewish ... More
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian Baggini

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.001.0001
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9780192804242
Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief that is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very ... More

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