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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...


Encountering the Secular
Encountering the Secular

Philosophical Endeavors in Religion and Culture

Atchley, J. Heath

In Encountering the Secular, J. Heath Atchley proposes an alternative to the understanding of the secular as that which opposes the religious, and he turns to American...


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...


Boredom and the Religious Imagination
Boredom and the Religious Imagination
Raposa, Michael L.

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...


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...


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...


Religion and Violence in a Secular World
Religion and Violence in a Secular World

Toward a New Political Theology

Crockett, Clayton

How are we to think about religion and violence in the contemporary world, especially in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001? In this collection of essays, nearly a...


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...


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...


Socrates and the Irrational
Socrates and the Irrational
Hans, James S.

Traditionally, Socrates has been linked to the view of reason as the most important element in human behavior, the means through which our irrational capacities are tamed. Yet...


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...


The Making of Modern Cynicism
The Making of Modern Cynicism
Mazella, David

Once describing a life of exile, self-denial, physical rigor, and mastery of one’s desires, cynicism now describes a life of political quietism, passivity, and moral...


Philosophy as Poetry
Philosophy as Poetry
Rorty, Richard

Undeniably iconoclastic, and doggedly practical where others were abstract, the late Richard Rorty was described by some as a philosopher with no philosophy. Rorty was...


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...


Meditation and the Martial Arts
Meditation and the Martial Arts
Raposa, Michael L.

The relationship between meditation and the martial arts is a multifaceted one: meditation is one of the practices in which martial artists engage in order to prepare for...


Knowledges
Knowledges

Historical and Critical Studies in Disciplinarity

Messer-Davidow, Ellen, Shumway, David R., Sylvan, David J.

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...


Hope without Optimism
Hope without Optimism
Eagleton, Terry

In his latest book, Terry Eagleton, one of the most celebrated intellects of our time, considers the least regarded of the virtues. His compelling meditation on hope begins...


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...


Crossing Boundaries
Crossing Boundaries

Knowledge, Disciplinarities, and Interdisciplinarities

Klein, Julie Thompson

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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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