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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...


Symbolic Loss
Symbolic Loss

The Ambiguity of Mourning and Memory at Century's End

Homans, Peter

Historically, many world cultures have linked three disparate phenomena: collective loss; mourning; and the construction of monuments and cultural symbols to represent the loss...


Between Faith and Thought
Between Faith and Thought

An Essay on the Ontotheological Condition

Robbins, Jeffrey W.

The ontotheological problem is perhaps the defining issue of contemporary philosophical theology, as it reveals that dimension of thought where reason and faith are indivisible...


Reading the Hindu and Christian Classics
Reading the Hindu and Christian Classics

Why and How Deep Learning Still Matters

Clooney, Francis X.

We live in an era of unprecedented growth in knowledge. Never before has there been so great an availability of and access to information in both print and online. Yet as...


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...


Word, Like Fire
Word, Like Fire

Maria Stewart, the Bible, and the Rights of African Americans

Cooper, Valerie C.

Maria Stewart is believed by many to have been the first American woman of any race to give public political speeches. In Word, Like Fire, Valerie C. Cooper argues that...


The Way of the 88 Temples
The Way of the 88 Temples

Journeys on the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Sibley, Robert C.

Compelled to seek something more than what modern society has to offer, Robert Sibley turned to an ancient setting for help in recovering what has been lost. The Henro Michi is...


Nietzsche on Gender
Nietzsche on Gender

Beyond Man and Woman

Oppel, Frances Nesbitt

Although Nietzsche has been considered by some critics to be a misogynist for his treatment of woman, women, and the feminine, Frances Nesbitt Oppel offers a radical...


The Book of Common Prayer, 1559
The Book of Common Prayer, 1559

The Elizabethan Prayer Book

Booty, John E.

John E. Booty’s edition of The Book of Common Prayer, 1559, first published by the University Press of Virginia for the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1976 and long out...


Ordinarily Sacred
Ordinarily Sacred
Sexson, Lynda

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...


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...


The Newark Earthworks
The Newark Earthworks

Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings

Jones, Lindsay, Shiels, Richard D.

Considered a wonder of the ancient world, the Newark Earthworks—the gigantic geometrical mounds of earth built nearly two thousand years ago in the Ohio valley--have been a...


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...


Taking Responsibility
Taking Responsibility

Comparative Perspectives

Davis, Winston

Responsibility has become the "queen of modern virtues," Winston Davis argues, even if there is no consensus as to what responsibility means. This illuminating collection of...


The Recovery of Rhetoric
The Recovery of Rhetoric

Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences

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

This collection of essays by distinguished international scholars from various disciplines addresses the widespread and growing interest in the nature and function of rhetoric...


Textual Intimacy
Textual Intimacy

Autobiography and Religious Identities

Kort, Wesley A.

Given its affinity with questions of identity, autobiography offers a way into the interior space between author and reader, especially when writers define themselves in terms...


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...


Savage Systems
Savage Systems

Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa

Chidester, David

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...


Crossing Boundaries
Crossing Boundaries

Knowledge, Disciplinarities, and Interdisciplinarities

Klein, Julie Thompson

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Captured by Texts
Captured by Texts

Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity

Ebersole, Gary L.

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...


The Problem with Rules
The Problem with Rules

Essays on the Meaning and Value of Liberal Education

Churchill, John

There is a constant drumbeat of commentary claiming that STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and math—are far more valuable in today’s economy than traditional...


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...


Paranoia and Contentment
Paranoia and Contentment

A Personal Essay on Western Thought

Hampsey, John C.

A hybrid in both content and style, Paranoia and Contentment is a bold and original investigation into Western intellectual history. John Hampsey approaches paranoia not...


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...


The Conversation of Humanity
The Conversation of Humanity
Mulhall, Stephen

Based on the author’s Page-Barbour lectures, delivered at the University of Virginia in 2005, The Conversation of Humanity critically examines the idea that the nature...


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