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Philosophy and Religion


Boredom and the Religious Imagination



Michael L. Raposa

Boredom matters, writes Michael Raposa, because it represents a threat to spiritual life. Boredom can undermine prayer and meditation and signal the failure of religious imagination. If you engage it seriously, however, it can also be the starting point for philosophical reflection and spiritual... More


Creationism on Trial

Evolution and God at Little Rock


Langdon Gilkey

Creationism on Trial is Gilkey's blow-by-blow account of his experiences as a witness for the ACLU at the 1981 creationist trial in Little Rock, AR.


The Otherness of God



Orrin F. Summerell, ed.

This volume offers essays on the nature of God and the fundamental tasks of philosophy and theology written by internationally recognized thinkers in the distinct fields of philosophy, religious studies, and theology. The Otherness of God traces the lineage of its theme from Plato and Aristotle... More


Myth and Method



Laurie L. Patton and Wendy Doniger, eds.

In the wake of the elegant master theories of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Georges Dumezil, and Claude Levi-Strauss, how are mythology and the comparative study of religion to be understood? In Myth and Method, a leading team of scholars assesses the current state of the study of myth and... More


Savage Systems

Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa


David Chidester

Savage Systems examines the emergence of the concepts of "religion"and "religions" on colonial frontiers. The book offers a detailed analysis of the ways in which European travelers, missionaries, settlers, and government agents, as well as indigenous Africans, engaged in the comparison of... More


Crossing Boundaries

Knowledge, Disciplinarities, and Interdisciplinarities


Julie Thompson Klein

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Captured by Texts

Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity


Gary L. Ebersole

How has the American Indian captivity narrative been used to explain the human condition? How does it serve to interpret the meaning of pain and suffering, gender, and the primitive-civilized dichotomy? In Captured by Texts, Gary L. Ebersole explores these questions, showing that our fictional... More


Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard

Charles Morton's Logick System & William Brattle's Compendium of Logick


Charles Morton was transatlantic Puritanism's most famous educator at the time of his arrival in Boston in 1686. His Logick System advocated the vigorous Aristotelian logic popularized by Melanchthon. William Brattle, a generation younger than Morton, was one of Harvard's most beloved tutors.... More


Versions of Deconversion

Autobiography and the Loss of Faith


John D. Barbour

In Versions of Deconversion John Barbour examines the work of a broad selection of authors in order to discover the reasons for their loss of faith and to analyze the ways in which they have interpreted loss. For some the experience of deconversion led to atheism or agnosticism, and others used... More


Kierkegaard

The Indirect Communication


Roger Poole

This book is a study of the much debated problem of Soren Kierkegaard's "indirect communication." It approaches the problem, however, in quite a new way by applying some of the insights of recent literary theory. This study is both a contribution to literary theory, in the sense that it seeks to... More


Knowledges

Historical and Critical Studies in Disciplinarity


Edited by Ellen Messer-Davidow, David R. Shumway, and David J. Sylvan

The editors of this volume have brought together a distinguished and truly diverse group of contributors to examine how all sorts of knowledges have been constituted and to reconsider their constitution.


System of Transcendental Idealism (1800)



F. W. J. Schelling. Translated by Peter Heath. Introduction by Michael Vater

System of Transcendental Idealism is probably Schelling's most important philosophical work. A central text in the history of German idealism, its original German publication in 1800 came seven years after Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre and seven years before Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.


The Recovery of Rhetoric

Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences


R. H. Roberts and J. M. M. Good, eds.

This collection of essays by distinguished international scholars from various disciplines addresses the widespread and growing interest in the nature and function of rhetoric, and in the rhetorical analysis of such human sciences as psychology, political science, economics, medicine, and... More


Ordinarily Sacred



Lynda Sexson

Lynda Sexson offers a theology of everyday experience in this enchanting book that shows how the religious traditions of the world lie slightly concealed in the details and commonplaces of ordinary life.


Conversion and Text

The Cases of Augustine of Hippo, Herman-Judah, and Constantine Tsatsos


Karl F. Morrison

Interpreting three conversion accounts, Morrison accents the categorical difference between the experience of conversion and written narratives about it. He explains why experience and text can only be related to each other in fictive ways.


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