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System of Transcendental Idealism (1800)
System of Transcendental Idealism (1800)
Schelling, F. W. J.

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...


Mourning Religion
Mourning Religion
Parsons, William B., Jonte-Pace, Diane, Henking, Susan E.

Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century theorists such as Freud, Durkheim, Weber, and Marx built their intellectual edifices on what they thought would be the remains or...


Praise of the Secular
Praise of the Secular
Vahanian, Gabriel

Conservative religious figures routinely warn against the dangers of secularization, just as proponents of the modern secular state decry the theocratic tendencies 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...


More Things in Heaven and Earth
More Things in Heaven and Earth

Shakespeare, Theology, and the Interplay of Texts

Fiddes, Paul S.

Shakespeare’s plays are filled with religious references and spiritual concerns. His characters—like Hamlet in this book’s title—speak the language of belief. Theology can...


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...


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...


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...


Buddha in the Marketplace
Buddha in the Marketplace

The Commodification of Buddhist Objects in Tibet

Catanese, Alex John

Classical Tibetan Buddhist scriptures forbid the selling of Buddhist objects, and yet there is today a thriving market for Buddhist statues, paintings, and texts. In Buddha...


Bewildered Travel
Bewildered Travel

The Sacred Quest for Confusion

Ruf, Frederick J.

Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods...


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...


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....


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...


Experiencing William James
Experiencing William James

Belief in a Pluralistic World

Campbell, James

William James has long been recognized as a central figure in the American philosophic tradition, and his ideas continue to play a significant role in contemporary thinking....


The Tao of Strategy
The Tao of Strategy

How Seven Eastern Philosophies Help Solve Twenty-First-Century Business Challenges

Bourgeois, L. J. III, Eygenson, Serge, Namasondhi, Kanokrat

The Tao of Strategy combines ancient wisdom from the Eastern world’s great philosophers and lessons from modern-day business leaders to provide readers innovative...


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...


The Reason of the Gift
The Reason of the Gift
Marion, Jean-Luc

This book represents a continuation of Jean-Luc Marion’s work on givenness as a foundational concept. A former student of Jacques Derrida, Marion is known for his work in...


Exhibiting Religion
Exhibiting Religion

Colonialism and Spectacle at International Expositions, 1851–1893

Burris, John P.

World’s fairs contributed mightily to defining a relationship between religion and the wider world of human culture. Even at the base level of popular culture found on the...


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,...


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...


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...


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