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Alan Watts–Here and Now
Alan Watts–Here and Now (June 2012)
Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion
Peter J. Columbus - Editor
Donadrian L. Rice - Editor

Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.

Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the intellectual legacy and continuing relevance of a prolific writer and speaker who was a major influence on American culture during the latter half of the twentieth century. A thinker attuned to the spiritual malaise affecting the Western mind, Watts (1915–1973) provided intellectual a...(Read More)
 
 
Feminism's New Age
Feminism's New Age (June 2011)
Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism
Karlyn Crowley - Author

FINALIST – 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Women’s Issues Category

Explores the relationship between feminism and New Age culture.

Crystals, Reiki, Tarot, goddess worship—why do these New Age tokens and practices capture the imagination of so many women? How has New Age culture become even more appealing than feminism? And are the two mutually exclusive? By examining New Ag...(Read More)
 
 
Friends at the Bar
Friends at the Bar (February 2011)
A Quaker View of Law, Conflict Resolution, and Legal Reform
Nancy Black Sagafi-nejad - Author

A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.

George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, admonished his followers against “going to law.” In this fascinating, wide-ranging book, a Quaker lawyer explores the relationship between Quakers and the American legal system and discusses Friends’ legal ethics. A highl...(Read More)
 
 
American Buddhism as a Way of Life
American Buddhism as a Way of Life (April 2010)
Gary Storhoff - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores a range of Buddhist perspectives in a distinctly American context.

The United States is becoming more comfortable with Buddhism each year. Celebrity converts, the popularity of the Dalai Lama, a stream of references in popular culture, and mala beads on every third person’s wrist all indicate that Buddhism is becoming an accepted part of American life, even if a relatively small percentage of th...(Read More)
 
 
The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature
The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (June 2009)
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor
Gary Storhoff - Editor

Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.

The encounter between Buddhism and American literature has been a powerful one for both parties. While Buddhism fueled the Beat movement’s resounding critique of the United States as a spiritually dead society, Beat writers and others have shaped how Buddhism has been presented to ...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Loyalists
The Other Loyalists (May 2009)
Ordinary People, Royalism, and the Revolution in the Middle Colonies, 1763-1787
Joseph S. Tiedemann - Editor
Eugene R. Fingerhut - Editor
Robert W. Venables - Editor

Fascinating stories of ordinary people in the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to the Crown.

In The Other Loyalists we meet for the first time the ordinary people of the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution. The first important new scholarship in decades, these essays uncover the reasons why middle- and lower-class citizens chose to become Loyalists, how they pa...(Read More)
 
 
The Perfect Rule of the Christian Religion
The Perfect Rule of the Christian Religion (January 2009)
A History of Sandemanianism in the Eighteenth Century
John Howard Smith - Author

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

Some thought them dangerous, others credited them with recovering original Christianity. The Sandemanians, a sect with roots in the turmoil of eighteenth-century Scottish Presbyterianism, espoused a radical theology that influenced the development of American Christianity. Founder John Glas blended ele...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Naturalism Today
Religious Naturalism Today (December 2008)
The Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative
Jerome A. Stone - Author

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

Previously a forgotten option in religious thinking, religious naturalism is coming back. It seeks to explore and encourage religious ways of responding to the world on a completely naturalistic basis without a supreme being or ground of being. In this book, Jerome A. Stone traces its history and analyzes some of the ...(Read More)
 
 
New Morning
New Morning (August 2008)
Emerson in the Twenty-first Century
Arthur S. Lothstein - Editor
Michael Brodrick - Editor

Essays and poems explore the contemporary relevance of Emerson’s work and thought.

New Morning brings together philosophers, poets, and literary critics to celebrate and engage the ideas of the great American writer and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson’s legacy influences many areas; he was a champion of democracy and civil rights, a naturalist, an idealist, an artist, a writer, and a...(Read More)

 
 
Sin, Sex, and Democracy
Sin, Sex, and Democracy (April 2008)
Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right
Cynthia Burack - Author

Explores the Christian Right’s use of tailored rhetorics to advance multiple and varied antigay political projects.

While the Christian Right has spearheaded a variety of antigay projects over the past fifteen years, including interventions in public schools, antigay-rights initiatives, and support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, observers of the institutionalized Christian Right hav...(Read More)
 
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