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An investigation of the spiritual encounter between a twentieth-century Dominican friar and an eleventh-century Afghani Sufi master.
Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how mysticism helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.
Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.
Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.
Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.
Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.
The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.
Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.
Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.
Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.
A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.
Explores miracles as dimensions of everyday existence through the lens of religious naturalism.
Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.
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.
Offers a fresh perspective on the Mahābhārata based on an exploration of its ending, the Svargārohaṇa parvan.
Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.
An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.
Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.
A collection of Raj’s groundbreaking ethnographic studies of “vernacular” Catholic traditions in Tamil Nadu, India.
A translation of Wang Daiyu’s Real Commentary on the True Teaching, the first and most influential work written in the Chinese language on Islam.
Offers a new theology of desire and delight based on the Christian hope for bodily resurrection.
Analyzes the place of beauty in the Sufi understanding of God, the world, and the human being through the writings of Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī.
Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.
Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.
Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Draws on theology and queer theory to argue for the power of humiliating pleasures in a culture oriented very strongly to denying any enjoyment that is not about success.
Explores the meanings of G. I. Gurdjieff’s enneagram.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi's critique of Confucianism.
A study of the roots and legacy of German Idealist philosophy for trinitarian theology.
Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.
Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.
Examines how embodiment is conceived and experienced in South Asian religions.
Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.
Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.
A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.
Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.
A history of the concept of God through the lens of process thought.
Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.
A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy.
Discusses the conditions of possibility for intercultural and comparative philosophy, and for crosscultural communication at large.
Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
An anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer from a wide range of religious traditions.
A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.
A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.
Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.
Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.
Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.
A wide-ranging analysis of the Mokṣopāya, the Indian literary classic that teaches through storytelling how to enjoy an active, successful, worldly life in a spiritually enlightened way.
A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right.
Four Warring States texts discovered during recent decades challenge longstanding understandings of Chinese intellectual history.
Examines a fascinating and important figure in the history of modern Jewish ethics.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Presents new ways of thinking about the human and the humanities through a rethinking of Antigone.
Describes how religious tradition is established as available within a text, free from ritual and observance, in Buddhism and Christianity.
An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.
Provides a metaphysical outlook for religious naturalism.
Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.
Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
The concluding volume in a trilogy advancing a systematic philosophical theology, this book presents a plausible sacred worldview for religious participation.
Discusses the journey of Buddhist ideas on awareness and personhood from India to China.
Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.
A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.
Thorough exploration of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India.
Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.
Reveals the triumphs and struggles of contemporary Christian congregations to express female imagery of God in worship.
Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.
Discusses the role of symbols in religion and suggests particular symbols appropriate to religious naturalism.
A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.
A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.
Discusses Hindu Advaita Vedānta as a philosophy of social justice for the modern world.
Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.
An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.
Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.
A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.
A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.
David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
Considers the work of nineteenth-century theologian Ibrahim al-Bajuri and contests the notion of intellectual decline in Islamic thought from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries.
A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate New York from 1776 to 1914.
Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.
Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films.
Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.