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Looks at how different religious traditions (Christian, Buddhist, neopagan, and animist) have attempted to resacralize the earth and provide new values that include the more-than-human world.
Wonder in South Asia
A comparative study of wonder in South Asian religions.
An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
Self-Cultivation in Early China
An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.
Friendship and Hospitality
Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.
The Other Rāma
A systematic analysis of the myth cycle of Paraśurāma (“Rāma with the Axe”), an avatára of Viṣṇu with a much darker reputation.
Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.
Mindfulness as Sustainability
Offers practical and personal ways to help mitigate global climate change while sustaining an emotional and spiritual center through mindfulness practice.
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds
Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.
Navigating Deep River
An interdisciplinary dialogue with Shūsaku Endō’s last novel offering new perspectives on Japanese culture, Christian doctrine, Hindu spiritualities, and Buddhist worldviews.
Word, Chant, and Song
An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.
The Imagination of Plants
Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.
Heaven Is Empty
Offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires.
The Sufi and the Friar
An investigation of the spiritual encounter between a twentieth-century Dominican friar and an eleventh-century Afghani Sufi master.
Alan Watts - In the Academy
Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
The Problem of Disenchantment
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.
Participation and the Mystery
A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.
Art as Contemplative Practice
Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.
The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith
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.
Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints
A collection of Raj’s groundbreaking ethnographic studies of “vernacular” Catholic traditions in Tamil Nadu, India.
Korean Religions in Relation
Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.
Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy
Discusses the conditions of possibility for intercultural and comparative philosophy, and for crosscultural communication at large.
Philosophy of Mysticism
A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
Pathways to an Inner Islam
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.
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions
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.
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.
Islam in Modern Turkey
A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.
The Deities Are Many
Provides a theology of polytheism—the belief in many deities—using examples from a wide range of world religions.
Green Man, Earth Angel
Argues for a renewed vision of the cosmos based on the centrality of the human encounter with the sacred.
Religions and Cultures
Synthesis of Mediterraneum’s first seminar.
Going beyond the Pairs
Argues that German Romanticism, Zen Buddhism, and deconstruction, for all their cultural differences, are three expressions of a universal vision.
Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.
Acts of Arguing
Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.
A practical manual for evaluating bias that will be useful to anyone who has to deal with arguments, whether in academic reading or writing, or in everyday conversation.
Awakening to Spirit
Explores the concept of Spirit in the postmodern age.
Rediscovering God with Transcendental Argument
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.
Paradise and Paradigm
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. "
Re Visioning Composition Textbooks
Explores the cultures, ideologies, traditions, and the material and political conditions that influence the writing and publishing of textbooks.
Race, Rhetoric, and the Postcolonial
Six internationally renowned intellectuals are brought together in a cross-disciplinary dialogue that addresses rhetoric, writing, race, feminist theory, cultural studies, and postcolonial theory.
Jīvanmukti in Transformation
Examines the Hindu concept of liberation while living from the perspective of the Advaita Vedanta school from the Upanisads to modern times.
The Construction of Orthodoxy and Heresy
Presents the first systematic and cross-cultural examination of ideas of orthodoxy and heresy in a group of major religious traditions.
The Only Tradition
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.
Religious and Social Ritual
Examines particular rituals (social and religious) as a special kind of cultural performance or interaction in a wide variety of traditions and locations.
A Rivalry of Genius
Compares Rabbinic midrash and Patristic exegesis in late antiquity and provides an introduction to the various forms of Patristic literature.
A Word Fitly Spoken
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 ...
Religious Dialectics of Pain and Imagination
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 ...
The Political Dimensions of Religion
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 ...