A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.
Offers practical and personal ways to help mitigate global climate change while sustaining an emotional and spiritual center through mindfulness practice.
Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.
A systematic analysis of the myth cycle of Paraśurāma (“Rāma with the Axe”), an avatára of Viṣṇu with a much darker reputation.
An interdisciplinary dialogue with Shūsaku Endō’s last novel offering new perspectives on Japanese culture, Christian doctrine, Hindu spiritualities, and Buddhist worldviews.
An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.
Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.
Offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.
An investigation of the spiritual encounter between a twentieth-century Dominican friar and an eleventh-century Afghani Sufi master.
Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.
Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.
A collection of Raj’s groundbreaking ethnographic studies of “vernacular” Catholic traditions in Tamil Nadu, India.
First work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and his influence on the development of religious studies and Islamic studies in the twentieth century.
Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.
A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.
Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.
Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.
Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of the preeminent expositor of perennial philosophy.
Provides a theology of polytheism—the belief in many deities—using examples from a wide range of world religions.
Synthesis of Mediterraneum’s first seminar.
Presents a radically anti-foundationalist reading of Nietzsche's philosophy of religion.
Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.
Explores the concept of Spirit in the postmodern age.
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.
A colorful ethnography of an Italian ladies' club, this book explores the historical and linguistic importance of the women's language and behavior.
Explores the cultures, ideologies, traditions, and the material and political conditions that influence the writing and publishing of textbooks.
Six internationally renowned intellectuals are brought together in a cross-disciplinary dialogue that addresses rhetoric, writing, race, feminist theory, cultural studies, and postcolonial theory.
Examines the Hindu concept of liberation while living from the perspective of the Advaita Vedanta school from the Upanisads to modern times.
Presents the first systematic and cross-cultural examination of ideas of orthodoxy and heresy in a group of major religious traditions.
Describes the historical background and philosophy of the reform-minded, eighteenth-century Korean thinker, Chong Yagyong.
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 particular rituals (social and religious) as a special kind of cultural performance or interaction in a wide variety of traditions and locations.
This book compares New Testament and Rabbinical texts in order to recover the oral tradition accompanying the written Biblical text. Although New Testament Greek is a hellenistic idiom, it reflects a ...
This book explores the possibility of a "liberatory postmodern rhetoric" or, alternatively, a "postmodern liberation rhetoric. " The author turns to one of the most ancient disciplines, rhetoric, in order ...
This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics. It brings a varied sample of richly detailed comparative and case studies together with a set of analytical paradigms in an integrated ...
Mysticism presents a challenge to anyone who is interested in fundamental questions about the nature of reality, knowledge, and how we should live. In this book the author examines questions posed by ...