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Jews Out of the Question

A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.

Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds

Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.

The Science of Satyug

The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.

Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature

Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.

Varieties of American Sufism

Participant-observation-based studies that explore a range of Sufi movements operating across the contemporary American religious landscape.

From Situated Selves to the Self

Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.

Keys to the Beyond

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

On Metaphysical Necessity

Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.

A Permanent Beginning

Situates a Hasidic master in the context of his time, demonstrating his formative influence on Jewish literary modernity.

Angel on a Freight Train

By Peter C. Baldwin
Subjects: History

The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.

Off the Derech

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.

Genealogies of the Secular

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.

Eternity Now

Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.

Word, Chant, and Song

An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.

Waste Not

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

The Struggle for Understanding

An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.

The Lily's Tongue

Examines four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.

Emerson in Iran

By Roger Sedarat
Subjects: Literature

Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary.

Catalyzing the Field

A rich collection of essays about the inner, shared experiences of participants engaged in second-person approaches to contemplative practice.

The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox

A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.

Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing

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.

The Imagination of Plants

Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.

Malleable Māra

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.

Liminal Sovereignty

Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.