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Biotechnology
Biotechnology (July 2009)
Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens
Sean D. Sutton - Editor

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

An essential introduction to a controversial yet crucial field of research, Biotechnology surveys recent advances in the field and offers a wide range of opinions for and against expanding this new branch of science. Incisively examining such key topics as therapeutic cloning, genetic enhancement, stem cell therapy, and the use of psychotropic drugs such ...(Read More)

 
 
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions (October 2008)
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

Claims of the miraculous are foundational to faith and skepticism, making and breaking religious careers and movements in their wake. Drawing on a variety of South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity—this book revolves around the...(Read More)
 
 
Overcoming Modernity
Overcoming Modernity (June 2008)
Synchronicity and Image-Thinking
Yasuo Yuasa - Author
Shigenori Nagatomo - Translation and introduction by
John W. M. Krummel - Translator

These last writings by Japanese philosopher Yuasa engage both Western and Eastern thought to reconsider modernity and offer an alternative, more holistic paradigm.

In Overcoming Modernity, which contains the last writings from Yuasa, the prominent Japanese scholar reconsiders the modern Western paradigm of thinking and in its place proposes a more holistic worldview. A wide range of topics are examined,...(Read More)
 
 
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (February 2008)
Harold Coward - Author

Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.

How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is ...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology
Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology (September 2005)
The Case for Reciprocal Illumination
Arvind Sharma - Author

A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.

Comparison is at the heart of religious studies as a discipline and foundational to the field's methodology. In this book, Arvind Sharma introduces the term "reciprocal illumination" to descr...(Read More)
 
 
Islam in Modern Turkey
Islam in Modern Turkey (August 2005)
An Intellectual Biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
Sukran Vahide - Author
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.

Islam in Modern Turkey presents one of the most comprehensive studies in English of the seminal Turkish thinker and theologian, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1876–1960). A devout Muslim who strongly believed in peacefully coexisting with the West, Nursi inspired a faith movement that has played a vital role in the revival of Islam in Turkey and now num...(Read More)
 
 
The Deities Are Many
The Deities Are Many (March 2005)
A Polytheistic Theology
Jordan Paper - Author

Provides a theology of polytheism—the belief in many deities—using examples from a wide range of world religions.

The Deities Are Many
is a lively and learned introduction to polytheism. Drawing from both his scholarly research and his personal experience, author Jordan Paper is the ideal guide into this milieu. Paper was drawn to polytheism through his love of nature, seeing it as a source of the divine. I...(Read More)
 
 
Green Man, Earth Angel
Green Man, Earth Angel (November 2004)
The Prophetic Tradition and the Battle for the Soul of the World
Tom Cheetham - Author
Robert Sardello - Foreword by

Argues for a renewed vision of the cosmos based on the centrality of the human encounter with the sacred.

Green Man, Earth Angel explores the central role of imagination for understanding the place of humans in the cosmos. Tom Cheetham suggests that lives can only be completely whole if human beings come to recognize that the human and natural worlds are part of a vast living network and that the material and spiri...(Read More)

 
 
Frithjof Schuon
Frithjof Schuon (October 2004)
Life and Teachings
Jean-Baptiste Aymard - Author
Patrick Laude - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of the preeminent expositor of perennial philosophy.

The first book in English devoted to the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) to appear since his death, this biography also provides an analysis of his work and spiritual teachings. Relying on Schuon's published works as well as unpublished correspondence and other documents, the authors highlight the o...(Read More)
 
 
Rhetoric and Kairos
Rhetoric and Kairos (January 2002)
Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis
Phillip Sipiora - Editor
James S. Baumlin - Editor

The first comprehensive discussion of the history, theory, and practice of kairos: that is of the role “timeliness” or “right-timing” plays in human deliberation, speech, and action.

This collection offers the first comprehensive discussion of the history, theory, and pedagogical applications of kairos, a seminal and recently revised concept of classical rhetoric. Augusto Rostagni, Jame...(Read More)
 
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