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Encounters with God in Augustine's Confessions

This reappraisal of the middle section of Augustine's Confessions covers the period of Augustine's conversion to Christianity. The author argues against the prevailing Neoplatonic interpretation of Augustine.

Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy

Examines the experiences of women activists of the Islamist Refah (Welfare) party in Turkey.

Embodying the Dharma

Examines the practice of relic veneration in a variety of forms of Buddhism.

On Buddhism

Six lectures by eminent Buddhist thinker Keiji Nishitani reflecting on Buddhism for the modern world.

Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam

A fascinating exploration of how the transcendent is expressed in the spatial sensibility of premodern Islam.

Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology

A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.

Gods after God

An erudite but eminently readable guide to contemporary radical theologies.

Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Becoming

An accessible and original exploration of the theological and philosophical significance of Kierkegaard’s religious thought.

Access to God in Augustine's Confessions

Continuing his groundbreaking reappraisal of the Confessions, Carl G. Vaught shows how Augustine's solutions to philosophical and theological problems emerge and discusses the longstanding question of the work's unity.

Alternative Krishnas

Going beyond the standard depictions of Krishna in the epics, this book uses regional and vernacular sources to present a wide range of Krishna traditions.

The Broken Whole

Considers the problem of pluralism and offers a vision of human solidarity for the postmodern era.


Explores yoga and meditation in Eastern religions, incorporating psychological and social aspects of these practices.

Progressive Illumination

Remarkable reflection on Cardinal Newman.

A Platonic Philosophy of Religion

Explores the process or neoclassical interpretation of Plato's thought on God.

The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters

Explores the religion developed by the Quanzhen Taoists, who sought to cultivate the mind not only through seated meditation, but also throughout the daily activities of life.

Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt

Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.

Gurus in America

A fascinating look at Hindu gurus with significant followings in the United States.

Higher Wisdom

Interviews with fourteen pioneers in psychedelic research.

Islam in Modern Turkey

A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.

AIDS and American Apocalypticism

Looks at how both anti-gay and AIDS activists use apocalyptic language to describe the AIDS crisis.

Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith

Documents the lifelong journey of faith—full of challenges along the way—that made Gandhi the enlightened spiritual leader we revere.

The Pristine Dao

A new reading of Daoism, arguing that it originated in a particular textual tradition distinct from Confucianism and other philosophical traditions of early China.

Bashō's Journey

Offers the most comprehensive collection of Basho's prose available, beautifully translated into English.

Make Me a Man!

Looks at the ideals of masculine Hinduism—and the corresponding feminine ideals—that have built the Indian nation, and explores their consequences.

The Deities Are Many

Provides a theology of polytheism—the belief in many deities—using examples from a wide range of world religions.

Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education

Explores the theory, practice, and poetics of spiritual and holistic education.

Reinhabiting Reality

Argues that the environmental crisis is symptomatic of much deeper crises in modern civilization.

Probing in Islamic Philosophy

Analyzes major Muslim philosophers.

Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English

Examines novels and short stories by Muslim authors who write in English.

Green Man, Earth Angel

Argues for a renewed vision of the cosmos based on the centrality of the human encounter with the sacred.

Thinking through the Death of God

A critical exploration of the thought of radical theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer, including a response from Altizer and a comprehensive bibliography of his work.

In Deference to the Other

Explores the work of Bernard Lonergan in light of contemporary continental thought.

The Mystic Experience

Explores the human experience of mysticism and looks at it within the spiritual traditions around the world.

Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedānta

Explores deep sleep (susupti), one of the three states of consciousness in Advaita Vedanta, and the major role it plays in this philosophy.

The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods

Maintains that the secular West has its gods—such as market capitalism—and that veneration of these contributes to the cultural and religious unrest of our time.

Reclaiming Narrative for Public Theology

Argues for American national narratives in Christian theology that respect the separation of church and state and a diverse, multifaith society.

Buddhist Women and Social Justice

Looks at Buddhist women's activism for social change from the time of Buddha to the present day.

The Good Life

Explores how psychoanalysis can nurture and vitalize, rather than only focusing on affliction and neuroses.

Bashō's Haiku

A wonderful new translation of the poetry of Basho—Zen monk, poet of nature, and master of the haiku form.

Female Ascetics in Hinduism

Provides both a first-hand look at and an insightful analysis of a little-known world—that of female ascetics in India.

Sustainability and Spirituality

Argues that true sustainability must be based in spirituality and looks at religious communities dedicated to the environment.

The Position of Women in Islam

Argues that Islamic law does not accord a lesser status to women and elaborates Muslim women's rights in a variety of areas.

God, Evil, and Human Learning

Revises the traditional free will defense regarding the existence of evil in the world of a loving God.

Restoring Paradise

Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.

Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization

Chinese and Western thinkers consider the Chinese philosophical tradition and Chinese philosophy for the contemporary global era.

The Structure of Religious Knowing

Provides a critical exploration of Mircea Eliade's notion of the sacred by referencing the work of Bernard Lonergan.

Eco-Justice--The Unfinished Journey

Articles linking ecological sustainability and social justice.

Being and Thought in Aquinas

Papers from Binghamton University's Conferences on Medieval Latin Philosophy, 1995-2000, on St. Thomas Aquinas' oeuvre. The essays examine his sources within the Neoplatonic and Islamicist traditions, ...

Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World

Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.

A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing

Presenting the commentary of the third-century sage Wang Bi, this book provides a Chinese way of reading the Daodejing, one which will surprise Western readers.

Beholders of Divine Secrets

A wide-ranging exploration of the Hekhalot and Merkavah literature, a mystical Jewish tradition from late antiquity, including a discussion of the possible cultural context of this material's creators.

The Living and the Dead

Explores the social treatment of death in South Asian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and other traditions. Includes material on women and marginalized groups.

The Journey toward God in Augustine's Confessions

A new interpretation of the first six books of Augustine's Confessions, emphasizing the importance of Christianity rather than Neoplatonism.

Alchemist of the Avant-Garde

A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

For Love of Matter

A bold and original work in ecocosmology and metaphysics.

Pilgrimage through a Burning World

An account of how the Nevada Desert Experience—the nonviolent protest against nuclear testing that has been ongoing since the 1980s—has created a unique spiritual practice combining religious ritual and political action.

Godhead and the Nothing

An eminent theologian argues that nothingness is necessary in order to fully actualize the Godhead.

The Call of God

Explores the religious thought and lives of the poor women of Peru, who were central to the birth of liberation theology.

Kernel of the Kernel

An English translation of a seminal book on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective by an eminent Muslim thinker.

Scattering Point

Creative non-fiction by a Mennonite poet that blends the history of the Amish and Mennonites, family history, and his own life story to look at how he might live in harmony with the Mennonite ideal to 'live in the world but not of it.'

Tales for the Dying

Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana and in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition.

Mystical Consciousness

Provides a philosophical account of everyday consciousness as a way of understanding mystical consciousness, drawing on the work of many Western and some Japanese thinkers.

Bhakti Karuna Agepe with Raimundo Panikkar

A collection of essays on the nature of love in religious tradition and theory, inspired by Raimundo Panikkar's ecumenical embrace of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Humanity and the Cosmos

Essays on the interaction between science and spiritual values which characterize much of modern life.

The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought

Illustrates Plato’s theory of the philosopher-king in the context of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought.

Religious Studies, Theology, and the University

Explores the relationship between religious studies and theology and the place of each in the modern, secular university.

The Song of the Goddess

Translated by C. Mackenzie Brown
Introduction by C. Mackenzie Brown
Subjects: Religion And Spirituality

A reader-friendly translation of the medieval Indian text, which presents a powerful, compassionate goddess as ruler of the universe.

The Origins of Oṃ Maṇipadme Hūṃ

Sets out a history of the famous Buddhist mantra, Om Manipadme Hum, and offers new insights on its meaning.

Bernard Lonergan's Philosophy of Religion

Explicates the philosophy of religion emerging from the work of Bernard Lonergan, the esteemed theologian who reinvigorated Catholic thought in the twentieth century.

Religion in Late Modernity

A well-known theologian and philosopher offers a late-modern perspective on religion, one opposed to the received truths of postmodern religious thought.

Body of Text

Reconstructs the formative debates concerning ritual purity in Islamic law and practice.

Process and Difference

Leading scholars explore the relationship between deconstructive theory and process thought.

The Early Muslim Tradition of Dream Interpretation

Explores dream interpretation among the early Muslims, who saw dreams as a type of prophecy.

A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes

The first English translation of the influential and controversial Tibetan Buddhist classic.

The Heart of Dōgen's Shōbōgenzō

Two of Dōgen's most esteemed translators provide key chapters from his Zen masterpiece, the Shōbōgenzō, in English with annotations to guide the reader.

Rhetoric and Kairos

The first comprehensive discussion of the history, theory, and practice of kairos: that is of the role “timeliness” or “right-timing” plays in human deliberation, speech, and action.

The Continuing Agony

Reflections from Jews and Roman Catholics on their struggles with the crucial and painful issues that continue to plague Christian-Jewish dialogue.

Rabbinic Judaism's Generative Logic, Volume One

First volume documenting Rabbinic Judaism in its formative age.

Rabbinic Judaism's Generative Logic, Volume Two

Second volume documenting Rabbinic Judaism in its formative age.

Faith, Truth, and Freedom

Examines the expulsion of Professor Gerd Lüdemann from the Theology Faculty at the University of Göttingen.

Religions and Cultures

Synthesis of Mediterraneum’s first seminar.

Gnostic Apocalypse

Argues that the discourse of Jacob Boehme represents the return of Gnostic thought in modernity after a thousand year hiatus.

Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics

Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.

Silence Unheard

Explores the experience of yoga in the Yogasutra of Patanjali.

The Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805

Traces the evolution of Wordsworth's religious attitudes from his revisions of The Ruined Cottage to the completion of The Prelude.

The Other Side of Sin

Offers a fresh viewpoint in Christian thought by looking at sin from the perspective of the sinned-against rather than that of the sinner needing forgiveness.

Gnostic Return in Modernity

Looks at the influence of Gnosticism in modern intellectual history, philosophy, and theology.

Encounter with Enlightenment

Examines the influence of Shintoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism on Japanese ethics, with implications for our understanding of various social, economic, and environmental problems.

Religious Vegetarianism

An anthology of writings on vegetarianism from a wide range of religious traditions.

Cheng-Zhu Confucianism in the Early Qing

Examines the thought of Li Guangdi, an exponent of the Cheng-Zhu school of Confucianism and a powerful statesman during the Qing dynasty.

The Other Side of Nothingness

Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.

Have You Been to Delphi?

A fascinating collection of tales and lore from the ancient Oracle at Delphi, this book provides both a collection of good stories and finds spiritual enlightenment weaved throughout these diverse offerings.

Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 3

Edited by Jacob Neusner
Subjects: Jewish Studies

A selection of his more important writings.

Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 2

Edited by Jacob Neusner
Subjects: Jewish Studies

A selection of his more important writings.

A Conceptual Commentary on Midrash Leviticus Rabbah

Examines each rabbinic text or sequence of homilies in order to uncover specific value concepts which are reflected in them either explicitly or implicitly.

Particularism and Universalism in Modern Jewish Thought

Explores how modern Judaism has balanced between universalism and particularism.

Understanding Jewish Theology

Edited by Jacob Neusner
Subjects: Jewish Studies

Explores the religious experience of Judaism through the perceptions and teachings of ordinary Jews and the creative elite.

A Conceptual Approach to the Mekilta

Describes the actual mode of thought of the Rabbis of the Midrash and the Talmud, and indicates how they derived their own moral teachings from the Bible.