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The Way of the Stars
The Way of the Stars

Journeys on the Camino de Santiago

Sibley, Robert C.

Since medieval times, pilgrimages have been a popular religious or spiritual undertaking. Even today, between seventy and one hundred million people a year make pilgrimages, if...


The Value of Solitude
The Value of Solitude

The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography

Barbour, John D.

Most people feel ambivalent about solitude, both loving and fearing it depending on how they experience being alone at certain points in their lives. In The Value of...


Northrop Frye
Northrop Frye

Religious Visionary and Architect of the Spiritual World

Denham, Robert D.

Even the casual reader will notice a strong preoccupation with religion in the work of Northrop Frye. In his latest book, however, the esteemed Frye scholar Robert Denham shows...


Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares
Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares

Horses in Indian Myth and History

Doniger, Wendy

Horses are not indigenous to India. They had to be imported, making them expensive and elite animals. How then did Indian villagers—who could not afford horses and often had...


Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard
Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard

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

Kennedy, Rick

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...


Sacred Claims
Sacred Claims

Repatriation and Living Tradition

Johnson, Greg

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990 provides a legal framework within which Native Americans can seek the repatriation of human remains...


Rethinking Sincerity and Authenticity
Rethinking Sincerity and Authenticity

The Ethics of Theatricality in Kant, Kierkegaard, and Levinas

Pickett, Howard

"This above all: To thine own self be true," is an ideal—or pretense—belonging as much to Hamlet as to the carefully choreographed realms of today’s politics and social media....


When the Sun Danced
When the Sun Danced

Myth, Miracles, and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Portugal

Bennett, Jeffrey S.

Between May and October of 1917, three young shepherds were reportedly visited six times by an apparition of the Virgin Mary near the town of Fátima in Portugal. At the final...


Ideas to Live For
Ideas to Live For

Toward a Global Ethics

Gunn, Giles

Over the course of his distinguished interdisciplinary career, Giles Gunn has sustained his focus on the continuing threats to our collective sense of the human that seem to...


Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory
Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory

Toward a Semiotics of the Event

Raschke, Carl

While the academic study of religion has increased almost exponentially in the past fifty years, general theories of religion have been in significant decline. In his new book...


Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World
Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World

The Yijing (I Ching, or Classic of Changes) and Its Evolution in China

Smith, Richard J.

Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World is the first full-length study in any Western language of the development of the Yijing in China from earliest times to the present...


Vigilant Faith
Vigilant Faith

Passionate Agnosticism in a Secular World

Boscaljon, Daniel

In Vigilant Faith: Passionate Agnosticism in a Secular World, Daniel Boscaljon takes up the contemporary challenges to faith by skepticism and secularism. He proposes a...


Myth and Method
Myth and Method
Patton, Laurie L., Doniger, Wendy

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...


Uncommon Sense
Uncommon Sense

Jeremy Bentham, Queer Aesthetics, and the Politics of Taste

Shanafelt, Carrie D.

Infamous for authoring two concepts since favored by government powers seeking license for ruthlessness—the utilitarian notion of privileging the greatest happiness for the...


Fatalism in American Film Noir
Fatalism in American Film Noir

Some Cinematic Philosophy

Pippin, Robert B.

The crime melodramas of the 1940s known now as film noir shared many formal and thematic elements, from unusual camera angles and lighting to moral ambiguity and femmes fatales...


Versions of Deconversion
Versions of Deconversion

Autobiography and the Loss of Faith

Barbour, John D.

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...


Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment
Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment
Maltby, Paul

Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern...


God on the Grounds
God on the Grounds

A History of Religion at Thomas Jefferson’s University

Gamble, Harry Y.

Free-thinking Thomas Jefferson established the University of Virginia as a secular institution and stipulated that the University should not provide any instruction in religion...


Conversion and Text
Conversion and Text

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

Morrison, Karl F.

Interpreting three conversion accounts, Morrison accents the categorical difference between the experience of conversion and written narratives about it. He explains why...


Doing Justice to Mercy
Doing Justice to Mercy

Religion, Law, and Criminal Justice

Rothchild, Jonathan, Boulton, Matthew Myer, Jung, Kevin

It is often assumed that the law and religion address different spheres of human life. Religion and ethics articulate complex systems of moral reasoning that concern norms,...


The Otherness of God
The Otherness of God
Summerell, Orrin F.

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...


The Early Christian Doctrine of God
Grant, Robert M.

Grant ackowledges that Christian theology owes much to the philosophy of the classical world, but he believes the remarkable tenacity of Christian inspiration resulted from the...


The Pagan Writes Back
The Pagan Writes Back

When World Religion Meets World Literature

Ni, Zhange

In the first book to consider the study of world religion and world literature in concert, Zhange Ni proposes a new reading strategy that she calls "pagan criticism," which she...


Creationism on Trial
Creationism on Trial

Evolution and God at Little Rock

Gilkey, Langdon

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.

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Sobering Wisdom
Sobering Wisdom

Philosophical Explorations of Twelve Step Spirituality

Miller, Jerome A., Plants, Nicholas

Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step program now provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and...


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