Religion and Spirituality

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Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning

A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.

Mappila Muslim Culture

Thorough exploration of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India.

Buddhism beyond Borders

Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Talking to the Gods

Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Bringing Zion Home

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.

The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time

Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.

Women, Ritual, and Power

Reveals the triumphs and struggles of contemporary Christian congregations to express female imagery of God in worship.

Why Be Moral?

Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.

More Than Discourse

Discusses the role of symbols in religion and suggests particular symbols appropriate to religious naturalism.

The Sage Returns

An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.

Gendering Chinese Religion

Edited by Jinhua Jia, Xiaofei Kang, and Ping Yao
Subjects: Asian Studies

A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.

A Hindu Theology of Liberation

Discusses Hindu Advaita Vedānta as a philosophy of social justice for the modern world.

Sufism and American Literary Masters

Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.

Sacrifice in the Post-Kantian Tradition

An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.

Sexual Virtue

Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.

A Man of Little Faith

By Michel Deguy
Edited and translated by Christopher Elson
Introduction by Christopher Elson
Contributions by Jean-Luc Nancy
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought

A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.

Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character

A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.

These Bones Shall Rise Again

David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.

The Archetypal Sunnī Scholar

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.

Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Upstate Cauldron

A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate New York from 1776 to 1914.

Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi

Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.

Buddhism and American Cinema

Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films.

Social Contract, Masochist Contract

By Fayçal Falaky
Subjects: Literature

Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.