Religion and Spirituality
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Reconstructing the Confucian Dao
Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.
Resurrecting the Death of God
Considers the legacy and future of radical theology.
Christianity without God
Argues that Christianity does not require its supernatural aspects.
Contributes a black Atlantic perspective to postmodernism, theology, and metaphysics.
Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.
The Study of Judaism
Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
Family in Buddhism
A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family in Asia--from biological families to families created in monasteries.
Exploring homegrown movements and figures, proclaims “American Hinduism” as a distinct religious tradition.
Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities.
Beyond Oneness and Difference
Continues the author’s inquiry into the development of the Chinese philosophical concept Li, concluding in Song and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism.
Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.
Slouching towards Gaytheism
Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended.
Thinking through Thomas Merton
Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.
Exposes how ex-gay and post-abortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.
The Thou of Nature
Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.
From Every Mountainside
Essays on the civil rights movement outside the South and since the 1960s.
Gandhi's Ascetic Activism
Discusses Gandhi’s creative use of ascetic practice, particularly his practice of celibacy, for nonviolent activism.
The Way of Complete Perfection
An anthology of English translations of primary texts of the Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) school of Daoism.
A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur with special emphasis on its ownership class.
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran
Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.
John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief
Uses the thought of John Dewey to address the ethics of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions.
Hegel on Religion and Politics
Critical essays on Hegel's views concerning the relationship between religion and politics.
Ecology Is Permanent Economy
Explores the nonviolent philosophy and environmental activism of India’s Sunderlal Bahuguna.
Issues in Military Ethics
Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
The World's Great Wisdom
Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.
Looks at narrative in the history of ayurvedic medical literature and the perspectives on illness and patienthood that emerge.
Uses Buddhist philosophy to discuss diversity as a value, one that can contribute to equity in a globalizing world.
The Triumph of Mercy
Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.
Robert Baker Aitken’s correspondence with Buddhist sympathizers and solo practitioners reveals a significant, little-understood aspect of American Buddhism.
Ironies of Oneness and Difference
Explores the development of Chinese thought, highlighting its concern with questions of coherence.
In the Company of Friends
Buddhist-Christian reflection that uses friendship as a model for interreligious understanding.
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions
Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
From the Shahs to Los Angeles
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
The Shaman and the Heresiarch
The first book-length study in English of the Chinese classic, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). Includes translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.
Splendor of the True
A new anthology of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished writings from his personal papers.
The Ordination of a Tree
A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.
The Kyoto School
An accessible discussion of the thought of key figures of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy.
A Culture of Sufism
Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.
Four Shin Buddhist thinkers reflect on their tradition’s encounter with modernity.
Alan Watts–Here and Now
Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.
The Call to Radical Theology
The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.
Arguing with Angels
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.
The Dharma Master Chǒngsan of Won Buddhism
The first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900-62), who codified the central doctrines of Won Buddhism.
Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
The Old Master
A unique translation of and commentary on the Laozi, based on the oldest edition of the work.
Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.
Man in the Cosmos
Explores the relationship between the mystical cosmology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the discoveries and theories of modern science.
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
Explores the transformation of Hindi poetry as it reflects a changing society during the period from 1885 to 1925.
A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy
In Search of the Lost Heart
Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.
The Story of Islamic Philosophy
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
Visions of Unity
Presents the thought of a controversial Tibetan Buddhist thinker on the Yogācāra and Madhyamaka systems.
Explores and critiques the so-called “decentering of the subject” in French phenomenology.
Yogi Heroes and Poets
An exploration of the history, religion, and folklore of the Nāths, a Hindu lineage known for Hatha yoga practice.
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.
Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael.
Nature Is Enough
Claims that the natural world, as opposed to a supernatural realm, can inspire a religious sensibility and a conviction that life is meaningful.
Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason
Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.
Friends at the Bar
A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.
Hinduism as a Missionary Religion
Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion.
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.
Engaging South Asian Religions
Looks at Western understandings of South Asian religions and indigenous responses from pre-colonial to contemporary times.
Revives the concept of Soul, urging an understanding of Soul as expression.
Riding the Wind with Liezi
New attention and fresh perspectives on the classic, but neglected, text of Daoism, the Liezi.
Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen
Explores the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the Koryo period to the present.
Existence and the Good
Argues that morals and politics require on a metaphysical backing and proposes a neoclassical metaphysics.
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought
A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
Martin Benson Speaks
The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.
Writing as Enlightenment
Explores the prevalence of Buddhist ideas in American literature since the 1970s.
Meditation and the Classroom
A ground-breaking book on using meditation in education and how it can enhance teaching and learning.
Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously
A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.
A multi-faceted portrait of Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. Includes translations of verses used to invoke this goddess.
Between Nihilism and Politics
Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.
Colonizing the Realm of Words
Details the transformation of Tamil literary culture that came with colonialism and the encounter with Western modernity.
A Soaring Minaret
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry
Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.
Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China
An exploration of Chinese during a time of monumental change, the period after the fall of the Han dynasty.
Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope
Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.
Confucianism in Context
A wide-ranging consideration of Confucianism for Western readers.
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.
Those Elegant Decorums
Analyzes the way in which Austen blends ironic criticism with moral affirmation through her complex and little-understood management of the narrative point of view.
Feminism's New Age
Explores the relationship between feminism and New Age Culture.
Plants as Persons
Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
One Religion Too Many
Enlightening encounters with the world's religions from a Hindu perspective.
Dreaming in the Classroom
The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.
Ibn al-ʿArabī's Barzakh
Explores the concept of the Limit (barzakh), which the great Sufi mystic Ibn al-'Arabi used to address the philosophical controversy regarding God's relationship with the world.
Pancake Hollow Primer
An insightful and often humorous tale of rural life and how an old house and its land can bring a broken person back to wellness.
Śiva's Demon Devotee
An exploration and translation of the work of Hindu poet-saint Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār.
Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.