Religion and Spirituality

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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.

Between Nihilism and Politics

Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.

A Soaring Minaret

The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.

Confucianism in Context

A wide-ranging consideration of Confucianism for Western readers.

Colonizing the Realm of Words

Details the transformation of Tamil literary culture that came with colonialism and the encounter with Western modernity.

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.

Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry

Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.

Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously

A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.

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.

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.

Invoking Lakshmi

A multi-faceted portrait of Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. Includes translations of verses used to invoke this goddess.

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

By Karlyn Crowley
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores the relationship between feminism and New Age Culture.

One Religion Too Many

Enlightening encounters with the world's religions from a Hindu perspective.

Plants as Persons

Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.

Pancake Hollow Primer

By Laurence Carr
Subjects: Literature

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.

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.

Dreaming in the Classroom

The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.

Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship

Recovers Walt Whitman as a self-conscious religious figure with an ethic based in male comradeship, one at odds with the temper of his times.

Pathways to an Inner Islam

An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.

Śiva's Demon Devotee

An exploration and translation of the work of Hindu poet-saint Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār.

Sacred Play

Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.

Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.

Western Esotericism

A survey of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries.