Offers a new theology of desire and delight based on the Christian hope for bodily resurrection.
Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.
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.
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.
Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.
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 contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.
Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.
A history of the concept of God through the lens of process thought.
Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.
A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy.
Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
An anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer from a wide range of religious traditions.
A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.
Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.
Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.
Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.
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.
A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right.
Four Warring States texts discovered during recent decades challenge longstanding understandings of Chinese intellectual history.
Examines a fascinating and important figure in the history of modern Jewish ethics.
Presents new ways of thinking about the human and the humanities through a rethinking of Antigone.
Describes how religious tradition is established as available within a text, free from ritual and observance, in Buddhism and Christianity.
An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.
Provides a metaphysical outlook for religious naturalism.
Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.
Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
The concluding volume in a trilogy advancing a systematic philosophical theology, this book presents a plausible sacred worldview for religious participation.
Discusses the journey of Buddhist ideas on awareness and personhood from India to China.
Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.
A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.
Thorough exploration of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India.
Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Reveals the triumphs and struggles of contemporary Christian congregations to express female imagery of God in worship.
Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.
Discusses the role of symbols in religion and suggests particular symbols appropriate to religious naturalism.
A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.
A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.
Discusses Hindu Advaita Vedānta as a philosophy of social justice for the modern world.
Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.
An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.
Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.
A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.
A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.
David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
Considers the work of nineteenth-century theologian Ibrahim al-Bajuri and contests the notion of intellectual decline in Islamic thought from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries.
A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate New York from 1776 to 1914.
Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.
Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films.
Considers the legacy and future of radical theology.
Uses both textual and ethnographic sources to demonstrate that in Śaṅkara’s vedānta, brahman is an active force as well as a transcendent ultimate.
A translation of the Īśvara Gītā, a parallel text to the Bhagavad Gītā that promotes religious inclusion.
Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.
Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.
A wide ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong.
Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.
Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.
Argues that Christianity does not require its supernatural aspects.
Explores the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women across the centuries and across the Buddhist world.
Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.
Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.
Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities.
Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.
Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family in Asia--from biological families to families created in monasteries.
Exploring homegrown movements and figures, proclaims “American Hinduism” as a distinct religious tradition.
Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended.
Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.
Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.
Discusses Gandhi’s creative use of ascetic practice, particularly his practice of celibacy, for nonviolent activism.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Uses the thought of John Dewey to address the ethics of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions.
A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur with special emphasis on its ownership class.
An anthology of English translations of primary texts of the Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) school of Daoism.
Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.
Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.
The first book-length study in English of the Chinese classic, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). Includes translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.
Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.
Robert Baker Aitken’s correspondence with Buddhist sympathizers and solo practitioners reveals a significant, little-understood aspect of American Buddhism.
Buddhist-Christian reflection that uses friendship as a model for interreligious understanding.
Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
Looks at narrative in the history of ayurvedic medical literature and the perspectives on illness and patienthood that emerge.