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Calls into question the traditional polarity of theism and atheism.
Aims to let silence disclose itself by cultivating attunements with silences’ happening.
Wonder in South Asia
A comparative study of wonder in South Asian religions.
The Promise of Friendship
Argues that friendship is the gift of a world that is not one's own and that transforms one's world in unforseeable ways.
The Ethnography of Tantra
Presents Tantra from an ethnographic vantage point, through a series of case studies grounded in diverse settings across contemporary Asia.
Action, Embodied Mind, and Life World
Combines phenomenology with the "enactivist" approach to consciousness theory and recent emotion research to explore the way self-motivated action plans shape selective attention, exploration, and ultimately the mind's interpretation of reality - in philosophy, psychology, cultural awareness, and our personal lives.
Inrushes of the Heart
A comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of one of the Islamic intellectual tradition’s most original and profound authors.
Beyond the Secular
Investigates, through a critical exploration of Derrida's political thought, the foundations of modern secular discourse in relation to issues of race and colonialism.
Toward a Philosophy of Religious Studies
Offers a unique perspective on the study of religion revolutionized by contemporary continental thinking.
Daoism, Dandyism, and Political Correctness
Argues that Daoism and dandyism, linked by likeminded philosophies of “carefree wandering,” deconstruct the puritanism and political correctness sought by Confucianism, Victorianism, and contemporary neoliberal culture.
The Annotated Laozi
A clear translation and helpful explanations illuminate this ancient classic of self-cultivation for a modern audience.
Effacing the Self
Argues that self and selflessness are aspects of the same insoluble problem at the very heart of modernity.
Evolutionary Emergence of Purposive Goals and Values
Develops and defends a philosophical account of meaning, purpose, and value in human life and
experience that is naturalistic without being reductionistic or scientistic.
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
From Metaphysical Representations to Aesthetic Life
Reevaluates Western and Chinese philosophical traditions to question the boundaries of entrenched conceptual frameworks.
Order, Crisis, and Redemption
A critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, reconsidered in light of the current crisis of the liberal democratic order.
Explores the feminist spiritual and emotional politics of literary and cultural works by Black Caribbean women.
The Craft of Oblivion
Examines the intersections between forgetting and remembering in classical Chinese civilization.
A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.
The Festival of Indra
Details the textual and performative history of the South Asian festival of Indra and its role in the development of classical Hinduism.
Musicology of Religion
Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.
Freedom and Ground
A new interpretation of Schelling's 1809 treatise on freedom, demonstrating how the work is an answer to the problem of ground.
Working through Surveillance and Technical Communication
This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.
Introduction to Buddhist East Asia
Offers a variety of pedagogical and theoretical essays designed to assist professors in introducing undergraduate students to Buddhism in China, Korea, and Japan.
Searching for Ashoka
Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
A Walk in the Night with Zhuangzi
A complete translation and analysis of "All Things Flow into Form" (Fan wu liu xing), a recently discovered manuscript from the Warring States period (481–221 BCE).
Truth and Politics
Endorses the pursuit of paradigm shifts in our understandings of faith, truth, and nature to remedy the "underside" of modernity and thus to inaugurate a post-modern (but not anti-modern) and post-secular (but not anti-secular) view of the world.
Life Above the Clouds
The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.
A Wild and Sacred Call
An ecopsychological, ecospiritual exploration of humankind's relationship with the rest of nature.
Critical Studies on Heidegger
Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.
Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.
The Future of China's Past
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.
The Many Lives of Yang Zhu
Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.
Early Buddhist Society
A richly scholarly yet accessible and imaginative account of society in the time of the Buddha.
Toward a Pragmatist Philosophy of the Humanities
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
New Perspectives in Modern Korean Buddhism
Offers alternative approaches to the study of colonial and postcolonial Korean Buddhism, suggesting new directions for scholarship.
Racism and Resistance
Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
Relocating the Sacred
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
Approaches to Chan, Sŏn, and Zen Studies
A comprehensive treatment of the shared traditions of Chan, Sŏn, and Zen in dynamic interaction across East Asia, acknowledging the changing and growing parameters of the field of Zen studies.
Myth and Authority
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Heidegger and the Human
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak
Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.
In the Brightness of Place
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Hindutva and Violence
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
How Trump and the Christian Right Saved LGBTI Human Rights
Traces the Trump administration's surprising support for LGBTI human rights abroad to Trump's indifference and the cynicism and political interests of Christian conservative elites.
Schelling and Spinoza
Presents a novel interpretation of Schelling's philosophy by way of his reading and critique of Spinoza.
The Shadow of Totalitarianism
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
The Split Time
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
(White)Washing Our Sins Away
Analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used the internal musical controversies of the turn-of-the-millennium Worship Wars to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
The Space of the Transnational
Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.
An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.
When Does History Begin?
Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.
Under the Bed of Heaven
Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.
Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education
The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.
Nine Nights of Power
Explores the rich diversity of narratives, rituals, and participants connected with one of the most important celebrations for Hindus in South Asia and in the diaspora.
A Postcolonial Relationship
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India
Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.
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 Nation or the Ummah
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
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.
Philosophy, Mysticism, and the Political
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
The Fatah-Hamas Rift
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective
An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.
The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.
The Writing of Innocence
An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.
The first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
Self-Cultivation in Early China
An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.
Singing the Goddess into Place
Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.
Line of Sight
A unique, firsthand account of working with a spiritual master in the midst of "ordinary" life.
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.
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.
The Hagiographer and the Avatar
Examines the key role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement.
An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.
D. G. Leahy and the Thinking Now Occurring
A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind.
The Anonymity of a Commentator
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism
Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.
Friendship and Hospitality
Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.
Explores key questions about translations and translators of South Asian Buddhist texts, past and present.
Faith, Hope, and Sustainability
A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably.
Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.
The Amorous Imagination
Building on Jean-Luc Marion’s phenomenology of love this book takes up the “question of the Other” and argues that through the interpretive activities of the amorous imagination lovers come to experience one another as the Beloved.
The Mughals and the Sufis
Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centered around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhārata studies.
Christ Returns from the Jungle
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.
Unruly Catholic Feminists
Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.
Black Women's Yoga History
Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.
Theosophy across Boundaries
Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.
Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.
Mindfulness as Sustainability
Offers practical and personal ways to help mitigate global climate change while sustaining an emotional and spiritual center through mindfulness practice.
The Split Economy
Draws on philosophy, economics, theology, and psychoanalytic theory to reveal a fundamental dynamic of capitalism.
Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.
Words of Destiny
Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature
Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.