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Griffiths, Paul J.

Works: 41 works in 208 publications in 3 languages and 8,831 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies  Commentaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by Paul J Griffiths
On being Buddha : the classical doctrine of Buddhahood by Paul J Griffiths( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual appetite : a theological grammar by Paul J Griffiths( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christian thinkers have traditionally distinguished between good and bad forms of the appetite for knowledge, calling the good "studiousness" and the bad "curiosity." The former is aimed at joyful contemplation of what can be known as gift given; the latter seeks ownership and control of what can be known as property for the taking. Paul J. Griffiths's Intellectual Appetite offers an extended study of the difference between the two, with special attention to the question of ownership: What is it like to think of yourself as the owner of what you know, and how might it be different to think of what you know as a gift given you?" "How these questions are answered has a deep impact on a number of issues in contemporary educational and legal theory. Most fundamentally, there is the question of what it means to know something at all. On that, this book offers an account of knowledge in terms of intimacy: to know something (a mathematical formula, a past event, another human being, the lineaments of a galaxy) is to become intimate with it according to its kind." "There are also important and currently pressing ancillary questions; for example, that of what plagiarism is and how it should be addressed. Plagiarism is often understood in part as theft of intellectual property, and since it is essential to the argument of this book that seeking knowledge ought not to be understood as seeking ownership, the book offers a theological defense of plagiarism."--Jacket
Religious reading : the place of reading in the practice of religion by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What social conditions and intellectual practices are necessary in order for religious cultures to flourish? Paul Griffiths finds the answer in "religious reading"--The kind of reading in which a religious believer allows his or her mind to be furnished and his or her heart instructed by a sacred text, understood in the light of an authoritative tradition. Memorization and recitation, lectio divina, legal and exegetical commentary, scholasticism, and a host of related practices fall under this rubric. Griffiths offers two case studies of religious reading, focusing on pedagogical practices and the use of literacy." "In examining and analyzing these practices, Griffiths develops a picture of the intellectual and moral commitments involved in being a religious person. Griffiths favorably contrasts the practices and pedagogies of traditional religious cultures with those of our own fragmented and secularized culture and insists that religious reading should be preserved. He concludes with the controversial proposal that the modern university should make room for traditional scholastics."--Jacket
On being mindless : Buddhist meditation and the mind-body problem by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of religious diversity by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring Religious Diversity analyzes the philosophical questions raised by the fact that many religions in the world often appear to contradict each other in doctrine and practice. />> -Analyzes the philosophical questions raised by the fact that many religions in the world often appear to contradict each other in doctrine and practice. />> -Evaluates the fundamental philosophical underpinnings of the debates between religious and non-religious approaches to religious diversity. />> -Contains a glossary that defines the book's key technical terms and how they are related to one another.>>
Decreation : the last things of all creatures by Paul J Griffiths( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death is not the end -- either for humans or for all creatures. But while Christianity has obsessed over the future of humanity, it has neglected the ends for nonhuman animals, inanimate creatures, and angels. In Decreation, Paul J. Griffiths explores how orthodox Christian theology might be developed to include the last things of all creatures. Griffiths employs traditional and historical Christian theology of the last things to create both a grammar and a lexicon for a new eschatology. Griffiths imagines heaven as an endless, repetitively static, communal, and enfleshed adoration of the triune God in which angels, nonhuman animals, and inanimate objects each find a place. Hell becomes a final and irreversible separation from God -- annihilation -- sin's true aim and the last success of the sinner. This grammar, Griffiths suggests, gives Christians new ways to think about the redemption of all things, to imagine relationships with nonhuman creatures, and to live in a world devastated by a double fall
Christianity through non-Christian eyes by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of Catholic theology : a modest proposal by Paul J Griffiths( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of Songs by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible makes a most welcome contribution to the church, the academic world, and the general public at large. By enlisting a wide range of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox theologians who differ on much, but who agree on the truth of the Nicene Creed, the series also represents ecumenical activity of the very best kind. It is always a daunting challenge to expound the church's sacred book both simply and deeply, but this impressive line-up of authors is very well situated for the attempt."--Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
Lying : an Augustinian theology of duplicity by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Most people would agree that compulsive lying is a "sickness." In his provocative Lying, Paul Griffiths suggests that consistent truth telling might evoke a similar response. After all, isn't unremitting honesty often associated with stupidity, insanity, and fanatical sainthood? Drawing from Augustine's writings, and contrasting them with the work of other Christian and non-Christian thinkers, Griffiths deals with the two great questions concerning lying: What is it to lie? When, if ever, should or may a lie be told? Examining Augustine's answers to these questions, Griffiths grapples with the difficulty of those answers while rendering them more accessible. With rhetorical savvy Augustine himself would applaud, Griffiths aims to "seduce" rather than argue his readers into agreement with Augustine. Augustine's historically significant, characteristically Christian, and undeniably radical thoughts on lying ignite Griffiths's searching discussion of this challenging and crucial topic. Marvelously erudite and energetic, Lying will draw Augustine enthusiasts, students of ethics, and anyone who is committed to living a more honest life
An apology for apologetics : a study in the logic of interreligious dialogue by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of religion : an anthology( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This substantial anthology of classical and contemporary readings serves as a survey and analysis of the key issues, figures, and concepts in the philosophy of religion." "The readings examine a wide variety of topics, including religious identity, theism and divine attributes, explanations of religion, theistic arguments, nontheistic religions, evils and goods, religious values, personal identity, and death." "The integration of the key issues concerning students today makes this book distinctive and accessible. Edited and introduced by distinguished scholars, these essays are essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of religion."--Jacket
Reason and the reasons of faith( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realm of awakening : a translation and study of the tenth chapter of Asaṅga's Mahāyānasaṅgraha by Asaṅga( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the Christian worldview : analysis, assessment and development by David Werther( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the Christian Worldview is a collection of new essays written by fifteen philosophers of religion. Bringing together some of the leading lights in current academic philosophy of religion, including William Hasker, Charles Taliaferro and Keith Yandell, it offers a fresh perspective on four major areas of discussion: Religion and Epistemology; Religion and Morality; Religion and Metaphysics; and Religion and Worldview Assessment. United by the argument that the core claims of religion have metaphysical, epistemic and moral entailments, these essays represent a state of the art dis
Christian flesh by Paul J Griffiths( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theological reflection on the idea that being a Christian is, first and last, a matter of the flesh, this book argues that no single fleshly activity is forbidden and offers extended case studies of what is for Christians to eat, clothe themselves, and engage in physical intimacy
Buddha nature : a festschrift in honor of Minoru Kiyota( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vice of curiosity : an essay on intellectual appetite by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian Buddhist meditation-theory : history, development and systematization by Paul J Griffiths( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What emotions really are : the problem of psychological categories by Paul Griffiths( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul E. Griffiths argues that most research on the emotions has been as misguided as Aristotelian efforts to study "superlunary objects"--Objects outside the moon's orbit. Such subjects exist, of course, but studying them as a group produces no useful results because they share no traits other than an arbitrarily defined location. Similarly, Griffiths show that "emotion", as currently defined, groups together psychological states of very different, and thus not comparable, kinds. According to Griffiths, theoretical research on emotions took a wrong turn by not fully exploring the relevant empirical evidence. Griffiths provides a detailed overview of this material, drawing on ethology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and anthropology of the emotions. He identifies and assesses the relative merits of three main theoretical approaches - affect program theory, evolutionary psychology, and social constructionism
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Problems of religious diversity
Intellectual appetite : a theological grammarReligious reading : the place of reading in the practice of religionProblems of religious diversityChristianity through non-Christian eyesSong of SongsLying : an Augustinian theology of duplicityAn apology for apologetics : a study in the logic of interreligious dialoguePhilosophy of religion : an anthology
Alternative Names
Griffiths, P. J.

Griffiths, Paul

Griffiths Paul J.

Griffiths, Paul J. 1955-...

Paul J. Griffiths American philosopher

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