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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...


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...


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...


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...


Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate
Caillois, Roger

If you thought you knew all there is to know about Pontius Pilate and Jesus, this little book has some surprises for you. In this "greatest story never told," Pontius Pilate...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Crossing Boundaries
Crossing Boundaries

Knowledge, Disciplinarities, and Interdisciplinarities

Klein, Julie Thompson

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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...


Sex and Sects

The Story of Mormon Polygamy, Shaker Celibacy, and Oneida Complex Marriage

Davenport, Stewart

With a revolution behind them, a continent before them, and the First Amendment protecting them, religio-sexual pioneers in antebellum America were free to strike out on their...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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