Uses the intellectual encounter between Islam and modernity to explore the nature of culture, civilization, religion, and tradition.
Argues that ancient yantra (robot) tales reveal how their Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain authors thought about the nature of humanity and our role in a cosmos filled with divine and natural forces.
Argues for a revolutionary political theology that can be used to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
A literary and historical investigation into an ancient Indian religious thinker, tracing his rise in importance in the Hindu tradition.
Calls into question the traditional polarity of theism and atheism.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of one of the Islamic intellectual tradition’s most original and profound authors.
Offers a unique perspective on the study of religion revolutionized by contemporary continental thinking.
Argues that the modern practice of critique emerged out of religious traditions and can in many ways be traced back to them.
Argues that self and selflessness are aspects of the same insoluble problem at the very heart of modernity.
Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.
An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.
Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.
Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.
An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.
Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.
An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.
Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.
Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.
Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.
Examines themes of loss and mourning in the late work of Derrida.
Examines four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.
Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida in dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.
The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.
A meditation on how religious language tries to limn the liminal, conceive the inconceivable, speak the unspeakable, and say the unsayable.
An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.
Offers a new phenomenological method for biblical interpretation that opens up the possibility of an absolute science of scripture.
Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo.
Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.
Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.
Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.
Provides a new orientation to philosophy of religion and a new theory of how religion ought to be defined.
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.
Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
Argues that Hegel’s conception of God and the self holds the key to overcoming subjectivism in both philosophy of religion and metaphysics.
A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.
First work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and his influence on the development of religious studies and Islamic studies in the twentieth century.
Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.
A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.
Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.
A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.
A history of the concept of God through the lens of process thought.
A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
Reconsiders the contemporary relevance of Schelling’s radical philosophical and religious ecology.
Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.
Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.
Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.
Demonstrates myriad points of connection between Whitehead's philosophy and mainstream philosophical traditions.
Landmark study of Hegel’s arguments for God as Trinity.
Career-spanning selections from the writings of William Desmond.
A practical hermeneutics of time.
Explores and critiques the so-called “decentering of the subject” in French phenomenology.
Explores the use of language in Christian theology.
Locates in Schelling a new understanding of our relation to nature in philosophy.
Argues that morals and politics require on a metaphysical backing and proposes a neoclassical metaphysics.
Revives the concept of Soul, urging an understanding of Soul as expression.
An annotated translation of an essential work of twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist thought, one that explicates teachings on the Middle Way.
Explores the mutually dependent relationship of faith and reason in human life and human knowledge.
Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.
A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.
An impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition.
A philosophical consideration of key religious issues from a pragmatist’s perspective.
A critical exploration of the thought of radical theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer, including a response from Altizer and a comprehensive bibliography of his work.
An anthology of readings in panpsychism, spanning two millennia.
Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.
Raises the radical question of how Dante’s understanding of poetry shaped his theology, his ethics, and, more generally his sense of the organization of knowledge or encyclopedia.
Explores religious truth in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.
Explores the human condition in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.
Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.
Argues that Aristotle used the most traditional Greek ideas about the gods to develop and defend his physical, metaphysical, and ethical teachings.
Traces variations of theism in Whitehead's principle works, identifying a major problem in conventional understanding of process theism and constructing an original and provocative solution.
The first comprehensive study of Ibn Sînâ’s Theodicy.
Explores central questions in the history and theory of Jewish ethics, namely, the relationship between ethics and law, the relationship between ethics and theology, and the problems and prospects for constructing a contemporary Jewish ethic.
A distinguished historian of religion explores the contemporary culture of the Western world.
This book presents the ontological and logical foundation of a new form of thinking, the beginning of an “absolute phenomenology.” It does so in the context of the history of thought in Europe and ...
This book provides a cross-cultural analysis of how religious symbols function from a theological and philosophical perspective.
The book shows the connections between the personal and the social dimensions of freedom, and how all the meanings of freedom are functions of the natural cosmos.
Schleiermacher presents a viable, systematic approach to self-consciousness that unifies thinking, feeling, and life itself--that reconfigures the whole of human experience. He presents a self capable of generating coherence amidst ethnic conflicts and the environmental crisis.
This book shows that Maimonides and St. Thomas reached strikingly similar conclusions regarding the limits of reason and that these limits, in turn, show the dimensions of philosophical understanding.
This book is an introduction to cross-cultural philosophy of religion. It presents an alternative to Western-oriented philosophy of religion by focusing on questions of truth in the context of religious ...
Combining biography and a careful analysis of Nietzsche's writings from 1844-1900, this book explores Nietzsche's critique of Christianity, Judaism, and antisemitism. The first part of the book is concerned ...
This book explores the state of rights in America, examines their roots, assesses their effectiveness, discusses their future, and considers how the experience of the U.S. in defining and securing rights ...
The author interprets Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki's account of Zen practice from a Kantian perspective in order to explore the deep connection between Zen meditation, or zazen, and respect for universal ...
Neville returns eternity to the center of consideration by analyzing the obsessive culture that attempts to get along denying it; and he analyzes the nature of time's flow itself, the nature of divine ...
This book presents a philosophical rethinking of the meaning and nature of spiritual discipline. It offers a new way of describing and justifying practices like praying, meditating, fasting, and yoga, ...
Questioning the very legitimacy of Western liberalism and the modern secular civilization it has given rise to, Dr. Gregorios critically examines the values of the European Enlightenment of the eighteenth ...
The question is, what constitutes truth in religion? Represented here is the whole spectrum of phenomenology—transcendental, existential, hermeneutic, ethical, and deconstructive—presented by some ...
This book provides an introduction to Hartshorne's contributions to contemporary philosophy and theology. It also covers some of the current controversies in philosophy and theology that Hartshorne's ...
The Tao and the Daimon examines a central theme in religious studies: the question of the authority and authenticity of traditional religious faith and practice (tao) in light of the challenge from the ...
James Yerkes undertakes a systematic exploration of the full range of Hegel’s works to discover what philosophical, religious, and historical significance Hegel attributed to the Christian witness that ...