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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.
A selection of his more important writings.
A selection of his more important writings.
Examines each rabbinic text or sequence of homilies in order to uncover specific value concepts which are reflected in them either explicitly or implicitly.
Explores how modern Judaism has balanced between universalism and particularism.
Explores the religious experience of Judaism through the perceptions and teachings of ordinary Jews and the creative elite.
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.
Essays in honor of Oskar Brecher.
Explores the wider aspects of the rabbinic mind.
Describes how Halakah, or Jewish Law, enables the individual to achieve religious experience.
Examines the notion of divine incarnations as a central element of the portrait of God that came into focus through the Judaism of the dual Torah.
An Arabic-language treatise on usury from a theological and philosophical perspective.
Explores Western and Muslim scholarship on multiple aspects of the Twelver Shi’ite tradition.
Attempts to discover a coherent unity in rabbinic theology.
Argues that the religious movement of Mormonism branched off from mainstream Calvinist Christianity in a slow and deliberate process.
Explores the history of how the Eden story in Genesis has been understood.
Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.
Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.
Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.
Thorough analysis of rabbinic thought.
Translation of an Arabic work extolling the person and mission of Jesus.
Reveals the effects of the cultural unconscious or "world soul" in human experience.
Illustrates how the American Conservative Movement in Judaism can continue to prosper amidst ideological and institutional challenges.
Drawing on textual and anthropological research, this book demonstrates how popular ritual texts and stories have shaped the religion and culture of the only surviving Mahayana Buddhist society, the Newars of Kathmandu.
Discusses the issue of christological pluralism--the panoply of competing visions of Christ that exist today--and provides criteria for evaluating these.
The freshest and most respected thinkers in transpersonal psychology explore the myriad pathways to knowledge.
Explores a new Christian identity in which churches reclaim their roles as communities of disciples to constitute a countercultural reality and challenge to secular society and existing power relations.
Award-winning essays in the field of rhetoric and composition.
Explores the potential significance of Japanese Pure Land Buddhist Thought in the contemporary world, and provides a new model of interreligious dialogue as Buddhist thinkers engage with Christian theologians concerned with the present-day significance of their own tradition.
A distinguished discussion of Weil's views on social philosophy, science, ethics, and religion.
Discusses the relationship between the secularization of American society and Supreme Court decisions regarding the separation of church and state and offers a judicial alternative.
A systematic study of Wang Bi's (226-249) commentary on the Laozi, this book provides the first systematic study of a Chinese commentator's scholarly craft and introduces a highly sophisticated Chinese way of reading the Taoist classic, one that differs greatly from Western interpretations.
Examines the history, philosophy and hermeneutics, and law and literature of formative Judaism.
Explores early Palestinian Judaic traditions.
Based on a close reading of New Testament passages, Choi counters the theses on repentance and restitution proposed by New Testament scholar E. P. Sanders.
Explores why the Christian basilica emerged.
New perspectives on the bond between religion and economics.
Insediamenti Francescani in Abruzzo nel Duecento e Sviluppo nel '300 e 400 con la Riforma Osservante
Analyzes the early presence of Franciscan monastic houses in Abruzzo in the thirteenth century.
Characterize several lines of intellectual development by which some of the fundamental features of ancient, medieval, and modern pictures of God, Nature, Beauty, the State, and the Self came to be accepted as common knowledge in the Mediterranean world today.
Explores what is meant by the concept of religion.
The thirty-fourth volume published on this foundation.
This exhilarating tale of natural history illuminates the evolution of matter, life, and consciousness. In Everybody’s Story, Loyal Rue finds the means for global solidarity and cooperation in the shared story of humanity.
Offers a penetrating cross-cultural analysis of the enduring genre of parables, revealing a dramatic social, cultural, and political shift in the way we view the divine.
Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.
Concludes that the closest thing in Western culture to the Middle Way of Buddhism is not any sort of theory or philosophy, but the practice of literature.
Suggests that certain Buddhist notions may act as an antidote to the adverse effects of high-tech media.
Explores the concept of Spirit in the postmodern age.
Explores the shifting terrain of Confucianism in Chinese history.
Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.
Provides a comparative philosophical study of the thought of the two principle theorists of monistic Kashmiri Shaivism, Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and also formulates a conception of the nature of philosophy as a means of intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
Comparing paradise imagery in two Persian religions, early Syriac Christianity and the Baha'i Faith, this work contributes to religious studies methodology by introducing "symbolic paradigm analysis. "
Illuminates the lives and thought of women in Buddhist cultures, integrating them more fully into the feminist conversation.
Explores the cultures, ideologies, traditions, and the material and political conditions that influence the writing and publishing of textbooks.
Surveys the influence of the Psalms in the Middle Ages, giving a unique window into the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional culture of the period.
Provides an alternative to the traditional psychoanalytic explanation of mystical experience by viewing unitive thinking as a line of cognitive development and mystical moments as creative inspirations on unitive ideas.
Examines the fierce controversy over the legacy of Ibn 'Arabi, the great Islamic mystic.
Explores a fourteenth-century debate over man’s knowledge of God.
CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Books
Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist ...
Maintains that the Yoga-Sutras do not advocate abandonment of the world, but rather support a stance that enables one to live more fully in the world without being enslaved by worldly identification.
Celebrates the work of educators who explore ecological issues in school and non-school settings. Gives examples of ways to impact the thinking of children and adults in order to affirm the values of sufficiency, mutual support, and community.
An examination of Trithemius's "magical theology," which argued for the compatibility of magic and Christian doctrines, and its influence during the Renaissance and Reformation.
A fresh interpretation of the work of Emile Durkheim, which argues that in addition to being a pioneer in sociological theory and research, Durkheim was also a major social philosopher concerned with religion, metaphysics, and knowledge.
A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.
An account of the city of Auroville, the vision of founder and well-known guru Sri Aurobindo. Auroville's eventual takeover and the promotion of its goals by the Indian government leads to a thought-provoking discussion of the meaning of "secularism" in India.
Replaces communal altruism with communal egoism as a way of solving problems of too much violence and too little peace in the twenty-first century.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between religion and environment in Hinduism.
Examines the Hindu concept of liberation while living from the perspective of the Advaita Vedanta school from the Upanisads to modern times.
Developing a concept of justice as solidarity, this work addresses a range of urgent social issues--from the meaning of human rights and the character of corporate governance to the resolution of social conflict and the moral status of the environment.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the tension between traditional and modern approaches to the environment in Pacific Rim countries.
This examination of Sri Lanka's ethnic and religious minorities links the past with the present through a treatment of Sinhala-Buddhist fundamentalist development in the late nineteenth century and its hegemony in the late twentieth.
Presents the first systematic and cross-cultural examination of ideas of orthodoxy and heresy in a group of major religious traditions.
Examines the traditional and modern Western interpretations of the Tao-te-ching, and its author, Lao-tzu.
Breaks through the cultural barriers between Western, Indian, and Chinese philosophy and demonstrates that despite considerable differences between these three great philosophical traditions, there are fundamental resemblances in their abstract principles.
Argues that while contemporary American philosophies and philosophers of religion are proclaiming the end of theology, a neopragmatism has arrived to fill the void in meaning and moral fulfillment to which theology once supplied answers.
This is biographical material that al-T'abari appended to his History, bringing together biographies of Companions and successors of the Prophet. Many chapters are devoted to women who played a role in the transmission of knowledge.
A radical new look at the religious, economic, and political roots of terracide and how things can change for the better.
Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.
The task of interpreting the religious significance of Jesus Christ takes shape in this book with the tension determined by two goals: fidelity to the classical Christological tradition, which draws our ...
Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-'Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization.
An accessible introduction to the Bible.
Reappraises the work of Shailer Mathews, a leading but long-neglected theologian of the social gospel movement whose work prefigures contemporary liberation theologies.
Provides an accessible introduction to the Vedic religious world by focusing on the role of divine and human imagination in sacred texts.
Traces the historical development of Western Esotericism--religious traditions which emphasize the importance of inner enlightenment or gnosis.
Discusses the manner in which nationalistic expression forged a new religious relevance to the American experience and the extent to which these diverse styles of religious nationalism created and reflected tension in twentieth-century America.
Demonstrates convincingly the extent to which James's psychological and philosophical perspectives also continue to be a rich resource for those specifically interested in the study of mysticism. A critically-sophisticated, yet gripping, immersion into the inner worlds of one of America's foremost thinkers.
Integrates a contemporary understanding of Jesus with the most powerful, imaginative visions of Jesus in philosophy, literature, and religion.
Examines the first principles of the perennial philosophy or ancient wisdom tradition as expressed in the writings of its great exponents, Rene Guenon and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, and offers a critique of the West from the standpoint of traditional principles.
Examines the central ideas of Dharmakirti, one of the most important Indian Buddhist philosophers and their reception by Tibetan thinkers.
Illustrates changing definitions of bodily limits, integrity, transgression, sexuality, and violation in the history of the Western canon.
Explores the philosophical theology of Alfred North Whitehead.
Thomas Aquinas’s earliest major treatment of God’s simplicity.
A remarkable spiritual testimony, this complete transcription of Florence Nightingale's hitherto-unpublished diary (recorded during visits to Egypt and Greece in 1850) reveals the troubled period during which she finally realized that the answer to her call from God lay in service to humanity.
Examines the principles of historiography that are generally applied to writing what we call "The History of Rhetoric." Focusing on the Sophists Gorgias and Isocrates, and on how each has been received and refigured by historians, the book moves beyond these approaches to postmodernist ones.
This first book-length study in English explores the long neglected ancient Chinese treatise: the Pheasant Cap Master or He guan zi (3rd century B.C.).
This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.
Collection of essays that clarifies and evaluates the various aspects of paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, psychokinesis, trance-mediumship, near-death experiences and past-life memories.
Argues that the Fourth Gospel has “political dimensions” which offer both meaning and challenge to contemporary Christians.
Explores the history and nature of vrats (ritual fasts) in text and practice, and the roles these rites play in the lives of Hindu women in North India.
Liberating Intimacy dramatically reevaluates the teachings and practice of Ch'an Buddhism. Considering Buddha's insight that everything is empty or absent of a permanent and independent "self nature," ...
Argues how the notion of "canon" is used to authorize and maintain certain types of interpretive reasoning and the social institutions that employ them.