Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
Analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used the internal musical controversies of the turn-of-the-millennium Worship Wars to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems.
Presents a novel interpretation of Schelling's philosophy by way of his reading and critique of Spinoza.
Explores the rich diversity of narratives, rituals, and participants connected with one of the most important celebrations for Hindus in South Asia and in the diaspora.
An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.
Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.
Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.
Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.
The first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.
Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.
Building on Jean-Luc Marion’s phenomenology of love this book takes up the “question of the Other” and argues that through the interpretive activities of the amorous imagination lovers come to experience one another as the Beloved.
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.
Examines the key role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement.
Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
Demonstrates how conflict between a human adept as the divine warrior and an otherworldly antagonist plays a key role in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic accounts.
Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.
A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.
Draws on philosophy, economics, theology, and psychoanalytic theory to reveal a fundamental dynamic of capitalism.
The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.
Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.
A comprehensive and theory-rich investigation of the history and philosophy of yoga, from its Indian origins to the contemporary context.
Shows that pragmatic historicism is a significant intellectual tradition in the history of American religious and philosophical thought.
Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.
Situates a Hasidic master in the context of his time, demonstrating his formative influence on Jewish literary modernity.
Participant-observation-based studies that explore a range of Sufi movements operating across the contemporary American religious landscape.
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.
Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.
Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.
Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.
Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.
An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.
Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.
An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.
A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.
Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities.
A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary.
A unique historical study of the personal nature of religion, spirituality, and healing in the twentieth century based on the letters of ordinary people from around the world.
Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri Festival.
Offers a new phenomenological method for biblical interpretation that opens up the possibility of an absolute science of scripture.
Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.
Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.
Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.
Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.
Provides a new orientation to philosophy of religion and a new theory of how religion ought to be defined.
Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.
This volume brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.
Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.
Challenges prevailing conceptions of what religious ritual does and how it achieves its ends.
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.
Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.
Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.
Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.
First English translations of a novel and two play excerpts based on tales of the goddess Chen Jinggu, an eighth-century shaman and present-day cult deity.
A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.
Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.
Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.
Offers a new theology of desire and delight based on the Christian hope for bodily resurrection.
Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.
Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.
Explores miracles as dimensions of everyday existence through the lens of religious naturalism.
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.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
A study of the roots and legacy of German Idealist philosophy for trinitarian theology.
Examines how embodiment is conceived and experienced in South Asian religions.
A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.
A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy.
A history of the concept of God through the lens of process thought.
Discusses the conditions of possibility for intercultural and comparative philosophy, and for crosscultural communication at large.
Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.
An anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer from a wide range of religious traditions.
Describes how religious tradition is established as available within a text, free from ritual and observance, in Buddhism and Christianity.
A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.
Four Warring States texts discovered during recent decades challenge longstanding understandings of Chinese intellectual history.
Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.
Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.
A wide-ranging analysis of the Mokṣopāya, the Indian literary classic that teaches through storytelling how to enjoy an active, successful, worldly life in a spiritually enlightened way.
Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.