A new anthology of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished writings from his personal papers.
A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.
An accessible discussion of the thought of key figures of the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy.
The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.
Four Shin Buddhist thinkers reflect on their tradition’s encounter with modernity.
Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.
A unique translation of and commentary on the Laozi, based on the oldest edition of the work.
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
The first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900-62), who codified the central doctrines of Won Buddhism.
Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.
Presents the thought of a controversial Tibetan Buddhist thinker on the Yogācāra and Madhyamaka systems.
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael.
A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.
Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
Claims that the natural world, as opposed to a supernatural realm, can inspire a religious sensibility and a conviction that life is meaningful.
Explores and critiques the so-called “decentering of the subject” in French phenomenology.
Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.
A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.
Explores the use of language in Christian theology.
Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion.
A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
New attention and fresh perspectives on the classic, but neglected, text of Daoism, the Liezi.
Explores the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the Koryo period to the present.
Argues that morals and politics require on a metaphysical backing and proposes a neoclassical metaphysics.
Revives the concept of Soul, urging an understanding of Soul as expression.
An annotated translation of an essential work of twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist thought, one that explicates teachings on the Middle Way.
Explores the mutually dependent relationship of faith and reason in human life and human knowledge.
A ground-breaking book on using meditation in education and how it can enhance teaching and learning.
Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
A wide-ranging consideration of Confucianism for Western readers.
An exploration of Chinese during a time of monumental change, the period after the fall of the Han dynasty.
Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.
A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.
Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.
A multi-faceted portrait of Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. Includes translations of verses used to invoke this goddess.
Analyzes the way in which Austen blends ironic criticism with moral affirmation through her complex and little-understood management of the narrative point of view.
Enlightening encounters with the world's religions from a Hindu perspective.
Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
Explores the concept of the Limit (barzakh), which the great Sufi mystic Ibn al-'Arabi used to address the philosophical controversy regarding God's relationship with the world.
The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.
Recovers Walt Whitman as a self-conscious religious figure with an ethic based in male comradeship, one at odds with the temper of his times.
An exploration and translation of the work of Hindu poet-saint Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār.
Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.
A survey of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries.
An impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition.
Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.
A philosophical consideration of key religious issues from a pragmatist’s perspective.
Explores the milieu of Taiwan’s Buddhist nuns, who have the greatest numbers in the Buddhist world and a prominent place in their own country.
Explores a range of Buddhist perspectives in a distinctly American context.
An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.
An overview of Korean Buddhism and its major figures in the modern period.
The diary of Mircea Eliade, the seminal thinker on religion, during the period he served as a diplomat in Portugal.
A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.
A wide-ranging, readable account of the Theravada Buddhist thought and practice in the Southeast Asian societies of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.
A history of the Sandemanians, a little-known but ultimately influential Christian sect in colonial America.
Explores Xunzi's thought in relation to the early Chinese philosophical context that relied on the natural world.
Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.
Reconciles the conflict between these two seemingly diverse traditions.
Brings an ecotheological perspective to postmodern gift theory.
An engagement between Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.
Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.
Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.
Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.
Translations of two works from Sri Lanka on Yasodharā, the wife of the Buddha—an allusive and intriguing figure in Buddhist lore and literature.
Explores the relationship between material prosperity and spirituality in contemporary Thai Buddhism.
Essays from the singular experience of Buddhist social critic and philosopher David R. Loy on classic and contemporary concerns.
Traces the roots of logos in different cultural milieux.
Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.
A study and translation of a tantric contemplative manual and the commentary on it.
A collection of works by nineteenth-century Russian religious philosopher V. S. Soloviev, critic of secularization, anti-Semitism, and the religious life of his time.
Discusses the historical development of the well-loved story of the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey to the divine realm and back again.
Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.
Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.
Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.
Brings Confucianism and Daoism into conversation with contemporary philosophy and the contemporary world situation.
Explores the importance of Buddhism as it developed in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (modern-day Andhra Pradesh) and its influence.
A comprehensive overview of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Mipam’s work on emptiness and Buddha-nature.
Explores the work of Anne Conway, whose philosophy of the natural world incorporated a spiritual vision.
How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.
Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.
An interlinear edition of the spiritual classic that provides devanagari, transliterated Sanskrit, and English versions of the Gītā.
The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.
Insights into the experience and philosophy of Buddhism from a Korean perspective.
An ambitious and timely look at the role of religion in New York State's early public schools.
Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.
A Buddhist perspective on classroom teaching.
Responses to Fackenheim’s reflections on the centrality of the Holocaust to philosophy, Jewish thought, and contemporary experience.
Discusses an essential Tibetan Buddhist work that shows how Noble Beings progress toward enlightenment.
Explores ideas on women and sexuality presented in the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
A fresh look at Yoga philosophy.
Introduces readers to the work of Paul Ricoeur, one of the twentieth century’s leading philosophers.
A study of the seminal Tibetan Buddhist work, Gateway to Learning.
Looks at Ricoeur’s writings on love and justice, prominent toward the end of his life, and how these serve as an interpretive key to his thought as a whole.