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From Theology to Theological Thinking
From Theology to Theological Thinking
Lacoste, Jean-Yves

"Christian philosophy" is commonly regarded as an oxymoron, philosophy being thought incompatible with the assumptions and conclusions required by religious faith. According to...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


Uncommon Sense

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


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard

The Indirect Communication

Poole, Roger

This book is a study of the much debated problem of Soren Kierkegaard's "indirect communication." It approaches the problem, however, in quite a new way by applying some of the...


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 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...


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