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Life Above the Clouds

Edited by Steven DeLay
Subjects: Philosophy

The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.

Process Mysticism

Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.

The Split Time

Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.

Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective

An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.

Sacred and Secular

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.

Saying Peace

Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.

God the Created

Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.

D. G. Leahy and the Thinking Now Occurring

A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind.

Antigone's Sisters

An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.

Naturalizing God?

Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.

Religion within the Limits of History Alone

Shows that pragmatic historicism is a significant intellectual tradition in the history of American religious and philosophical thought.

Thinking Faith after Christianity

Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.

Carl Schmitt between Technological Rationality and Theology

Situates Schmitt's legal scholarship in the context of debates regarding whether his thought was more theological or technocratic.

A Postcolonial Leadership

Explores the possibilities and challenges of Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States.

On Metaphysical Necessity

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

The Repose of the Spirits

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.

Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement

Provides the first systematic interpretation of Heidegger’s relation to Eckhart, centering on the idea that we must release ourselves in order to know the truth.

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.

Effing the Ineffable

A meditation on how religious language tries to limn the liminal, conceive the inconceivable, speak the unspeakable, and say the unsayable.

The Manifest and the Revealed

Offers a new phenomenological method for biblical interpretation that opens up the possibility of an absolute science of scripture.

The Asymptote of Love

Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.

The Adventure of Weak Theology

Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo.

Defining Religion

Provides a new orientation to philosophy of religion and a new theory of how religion ought to be defined.

Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion

Edited by Jim Kanaris
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.

The Split God

Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.

Satan and Apocalypse

Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.

Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven

Offers a new theology of desire and delight based on the Christian hope for bodily resurrection.

Movies and Midrash

Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.

The Debt of the Living

An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.

Whitehead's Religious Thought

Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.

Failing Desire

Draws on theology and queer theory to argue for the power of humiliating pleasures in a culture oriented very strongly to denying any enjoyment that is not about success.

German Idealism's Trinitarian Legacy

A study of the roots and legacy of German Idealist philosophy for trinitarian theology.

Between Faith and Belief

A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.

A History of the Concept of God

A history of the concept of God through the lens of process thought.

A Postcolonial Self

A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.

Religion among We the People

Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.

Brain, Consciousness, and God

A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.

Religion

The concluding volume in a trilogy advancing a systematic philosophical theology, this book presents a plausible sacred worldview for religious participation.

Resurrecting the Death of God

Considers the legacy and future of radical theology.

Mothership Connections

Contributes a black Atlantic perspective to postmodernism, theology, and metaphysics.

Auden's O

Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities.

The Call to Radical Theology

The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.

Theology within the Bounds of Language

Explores the use of language in Christian theology.

Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry

Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.

The Politics of Spirit

A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.

Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope

Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Realism in Religion

A philosophical consideration of key religious issues from a pragmatist’s perspective.

Maimonides and His Heritage

Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.

If Creation Is a Gift

Brings an ecotheological perspective to postmodern gift theory.

The Perfect Rule of the Christian Religion

A history of the Sandemanians, a little-known but ultimately influential Christian sect in colonial America.

Religious Naturalism Today

Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.

Freedom, Faith, and Dogma

By V. S. Soloviev
Edited and translated by Vladimir Wozniuk
Introduction by Vladimir Wozniuk
Subjects: Religion And Spirituality

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.

Theophany

Situates Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite as a Neoplatonic philosopher in the tradition of Plotinus and Proclus.

Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative

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.

Encounters with God in Augustine's Confessions

This reappraisal of the middle section of Augustine's Confessions covers the period of Augustine's conversion to Christianity. The author argues against the prevailing Neoplatonic interpretation of Augustine.

The Mystic Experience

Explores the human experience of mysticism and looks at it within the spiritual traditions around the world.

God, Evil, and Human Learning

Revises the traditional free will defense regarding the existence of evil in the world of a loving God.

The Journey toward God in Augustine's Confessions

A new interpretation of the first six books of Augustine's Confessions, emphasizing the importance of Christianity rather than Neoplatonism.

The Call of God

Explores the religious thought and lives of the poor women of Peru, who were central to the birth of liberation theology.

Postmodernism and Public Policy

Develops a naturalistic postmodern perspective to make constructive proposals about a wide range of topics now in public discussion.

Gnostic Return in Modernity

Looks at the influence of Gnosticism in modern intellectual history, philosophy, and theology.

The Incarnation of God

Examines the notion of divine incarnations as a central element of the portrait of God that came into focus through the Judaism of the dual Torah.

Imaginary Christs

Discusses the issue of christological pluralism--the panoply of competing visions of Christ that exist today--and provides criteria for evaluating these.

Discussions of Simone Weil

A distinguished discussion of Weil's views on social philosophy, science, ethics, and religion.

Mediterranean Perspectives

Edited by Robert M. Berchman
Subjects: Philosophy

Characterize several lines of intellectual development by which some of the fundamental features of ancient, medieval, and modern pictures of God, Nature, Beauty, the State, and the Self came to be accepted as common knowledge in the Mediterranean world today.

Analytic Theism, Hartshorne, and the Concept of God

Initiates and continues a dialogue regarding the concept of God in the neoclassical philosophy of Charles Hartshorne and that found in analytic philosophers who adhere to classical theism.

Boundaries of Our Habitations

Brown's theory of tradition stands on its own as a significant contribution to the academic study of religions, but it also provides the framework for a challenging critique of contemporary American theologies—conservative, ...

Re-Figuring Theology

Here is a rhetorical treatment of Karl Barth's early theology. Although scholars have long noted the rhetorical power of Barth's work, calling it volcanic and explosive, this book uses rhetoric to illuminate ...

Evil Revisited

Griffin responds to critiques of his earlier work God, Power, and Evil: A Process Theodicy.

Theology and the University

Explores the relationship between theology and the modern university.

From Conquest to Struggle

This book goes to the very heart of the passionate debate over the true character of Christian faith and practice. The advance of liberation theology in the Latin American church has caused international ...

American Religious Empiricism

In nineteenth-century France, parents abandoned their children in overwhelming numbers—up to 20 percent of live births in the Parisian area. The infants were left at state-run homes and were then transferred ...