Philosophy of Religion

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All the World Is Awry

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.

Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective

An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.

Sacred and Secular

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.

The Writing of Innocence

An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.

God the Created

Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.

Naturalizing God?

Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.

On Metaphysical Necessity

Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.

Thinking Faith after Christianity

Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.

The World after the End of the World

Examines themes of loss and mourning in the late work of Derrida.

The Lily's Tongue

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.

The Ages of the World (1811)

The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.

Remnants of Hegel

An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.

The Manifest and the Revealed

Offers a new phenomenological method for biblical interpretation that opens up the possibility of an absolute science of scripture.

Effing the Ineffable

A meditation on how religious language tries to limn the liminal, conceive the inconceivable, speak the unspeakable, and say the unsayable.

The Adventure of Weak Theology

Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo.

The Asymptote of Love

Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.

Defining Religion

Provides a new orientation to philosophy of religion and a new theory of how religion ought to be defined.

Mystery 101

Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.

Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion

Edited by Jim Kanaris
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.

Atmospheres of Breathing

Edited by Lenart Škof & Petri Berndtson
Subjects: Philosophy

Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.

Shimmering Mirrors

A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.

Satan and Apocalypse

Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.

God and the Self in Hegel

Argues that Hegel’s conception of God and the self holds the key to overcoming subjectivism in both philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

Lessing and the Enlightenment

A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.

The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows

Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.

Whitehead's Religious Thought

Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.

The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith

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.

Participation and the Mystery

A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.

Between Faith and Belief

A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.

Schelling's Practice of the Wild

Reconsiders the contemporary relevance of Schelling’s radical philosophical and religious ecology.

Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History

Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.

The World's Great Wisdom

Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.

The Triumph of Mercy

Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.

Hegel's Trinitarian Claim

Landmark study of Hegel’s arguments for God as Trinity.

The William Desmond Reader

Career-spanning selections from the writings of William Desmond.

Ontotheological Turnings?

Explores and critiques the so-called “decentering of the subject” in French phenomenology.

The Possible Present

A practical hermeneutics of time.

Soul

By Joseph Grange
Subjects: Philosophy

Revives the concept of Soul, urging an understanding of Soul as expression.

Theology within the Bounds of Language

Explores the use of language in Christian theology.

Faith and Reason

Explores the mutually dependent relationship of faith and reason in human life and human knowledge.

Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies

An annotated translation of an essential work of twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist thought, one that explicates teachings on the Middle Way.

Existence and the Good

Argues that morals and politics require on a metaphysical backing and proposes a neoclassical metaphysics.

Schelling's Organic Form of Philosophy

Locates in Schelling a new understanding of our relation to nature in philosophy.

The Politics of Spirit

A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.

Realism in Religion

A philosophical consideration of key religious issues from a pragmatist’s perspective.

The Grounding of Positive Philosophy

The first English translation of Schelling’s final “existential system.”

Thinking through the Death of God

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.

Gnostic Return in Modernity

By Cyril O'Regan
Subjects: Philosophy

Looks at the influence of Gnosticism in modern intellectual history, philosophy, and theology.

Nature, Design, and Science

Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.

Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII

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.

The Human Condition

Explores the human condition in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

Ultimate Realities

Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

Transforming Process Theism

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 Problem of Evil

By Shams C. Inati
Subjects: Philosophy

The first comprehensive study of Ibn Sînâ’s Theodicy.

An Episode of Jewish Romanticism

Assesses the impact of romanticism on the thought of Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig.

The Formless Self

By Joan Stambaugh
Subjects: Philosophy

Bringing together the depth insights of eastern and western traditions, this book places the topic of the self in a new context.

Modern Culture from a Comparative Perspective

A distinguished historian of religion explores the contemporary culture of the Western world.

Tokugawa Confucian Education

By Marleen Kassel
Subjects: Philosophy

Presents the philosophy and values of Hirose Tanso, a scholar, educator, and poet whose well-articulated educational program was partly responsible for the relative ease with which Japan emerged from hundreds of years of self-imposed isolation and became a powerful modern nation.

The Truth of Broken Symbols

This book provides a cross-cultural analysis of how religious symbols function from a theological and philosophical perspective.

Foundation

By D. G. Leahy
Subjects: Philosophy

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 ...

Religious Pluralism and Truth

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 ...

Dilemmas of Life and Death

This is a breakthrough work expanding the debate of the dilemmas of life and death in contemporary American society by carrying it beyond the insights of Western religious and philosophic thought to include ...

The Bill of Rights

Edited by Gary C. Bryner & A. Don Sorensen
Subjects: Philosophy

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 ...

Novitas Mundi

By D. G. Leahy
Subjects: Philosophy

The "Prolegomena" sets out the fundamental perception of the history of being now operative in consciousness. The center of the book is comprised of a two-part "Reflection on the History of Being": Part ...

Dispelling Illusion

This book sets Gaudda in historical context and develops a commentary that makes the meaning and significance of the Alatasaanti text clear. In the Alatasaanti , Gaudda uses terms made familiar by Buddhism ...

Eternity and Time's Flow

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 ...

Derrida and Negative Theology

This book explores the thought of Jacques Derrida as it relates to the tradition of apophatic thought—negative theology and philosophy—in both Western and Eastern traditions. Following the Introduction ...

Phenomenology of the Truth Proper to Religion

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 ...

Hartshorne, Process Philosophy, and Theology

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

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 ...

Christology of Hegel

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 ...