Introduction to the Big Questions and the Limits of Human Knowledge Richard H. Jones - Author
Journey of a Goddess
Chen Jinggu Subdues the Snake Demon Fan Pen Li Chen - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by
First English translation of both a novel and two play excerpts based on tales of the Goddess Chen Jinggu, an eighth-century shaman and present-day cult deity.
This book offers the first translation into English of the Chinese novel, Haiyouji, as well as excerpts of a marionette play based on the cult-lore of the Goddess Chen Jinggu (766–790), a historical shaman priestess who became one of Fujian’s most impor...(Read More)
Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.
Writing at the interface of religion and nature theory, US religious history, and environmental ethics, Todd LeVasseur presents the case for the emergence of a nascent “religious agrarianism” within certain subsets of Judaism and Christianity in the United States. Adherents of this movement, who share an e...(Read More)
The Intersubjective Turn
Theoretical Approaches to Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor Charles Scott - Editor Heesoon Bai - Editor Edward W. Sarath - Editor
Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.
A first of its kind, this book maps out current academic approaches in higher education to second-person contemplative education, which addresses contemplative experience from an intersubjective perspective. Until recently, contemplative studies has emphasized a predominantly first-person standpoint, but the expansion and embrace of...(Read More)
Satan and Apocalypse
And Other Essays in Political Theology Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author
Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.
In this series of essays, Thomas J. J. Altizer explores the Christian epic as the site of modern revolutionary apocalyptic reenactments and renewals of the original apocalypse enacted by Jesus Christ and primitive Christianity. Beginning with the pivotal seventeenth-century figures Milton and Spinoza, Alt...(Read More)
The Greatest Mirror
Heavenly Counterparts in the Jewish Pseudepigrapha Andrei A. Orlov - Author
A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.
The idea of a heavenly double—an angelic twin of an earthbound human—can be found in Christian, Manichaean, Islamic, and Kabbalistic traditions. Scholars have long traced the lineage of these ideas to Greco-Roman and Iranian sources. In The Greatest Mirror, Andrei A. Orlov shows that heavenly twin imagery drew in large part ...(Read More)