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Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy
Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy (May 2016)
Lin Ma - Author
Jaap van Brakel - Author

Discusses the conditions of possibility for intercultural and comparative philosophy, and for crosscultural communication at large.

This innovative book explores the preconditions necessary for intercultural and comparative philosophy. Philosophical practices that involve at least two different traditions with no common heritage and whose languages have very different grammatical structure, such as Indo-German...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy of Mysticism
Philosophy of Mysticism (May 2016)
Raids on the Ineffable
Richard H. Jones - Author

A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
This work is a comprehensive study of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism. Mystics claim to experience reality in a way not available in normal life, a claim which makes this phenomenon interesting from a philosophical perspective. Richard H. Jones’s inquiry focuses on the skeleton of beliefs and values of mysticism: knowledge claims made...(Read More)
 
 
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena (May 2016)
Political Matronage in Urbanizing India
Tarini Bedi - Author

Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.

Rich in detail, this book tells the stories of women of Shiv Sena (Shivaji’s Army), a militant political party in Western India. It provides insight into the political networks powered by lower-level women politicians in postcolonial, globalizing cities and on their margins. Based on more than...(Read More)
 
 
New World Dharma
New World Dharma (April 2016)
Interviews and Encounters with Buddhist Teachers, Writers, and Leaders
Trevor Carolan - Author
Susan Moon - Foreword by

Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Based on Trevor Carolan’s interviews, profiles, and essays from the past twenty years, this book offers a fascinating and intimate look at many of the Buddhist (and Buddhist-inspired) spiritual and cultural leaders who have shaped our time. Drawn from the global mosaic of the arts and humanities, environmentalism, and governance, Carolan&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart (March 2016)
Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor
Sungmoon Kim - Editor

Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.

Can Confucianism be regarded as a civil religion for East Asia? This book explores this question, bringing the insights of Robert Bellah to a consideration of various expressions of the contemporary Confucian revival. Bellah identified American civil religion as a religious dimension of life that can be found t...(Read More)
 
 
Preaching in My Yes Dress
Preaching in My Yes Dress (March 2016)
Confessions of a Reluctant Pastor
Jo Page - Author

LONGLISTED - 2017 The Chautauqua Prize, presented by the Chautauqua Institution
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir category
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
A...(Read More)
 
 
The Divine Quest, East and West
The Divine Quest, East and West (March 2016)
A Comparative Study of Ultimate Realities
James L. Ford - Author

Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
Many books have discussed the development of the notion of God in Western monotheistic traditions, but how have non-Western cultures conceptualized what those in the West might identify as “God”? What might be learned by comparing different visions of the Divine, such as God, gods, Brahman, Nirvana, and Emptiness? James L. Ford...(Read More)
 
 
A History of the Concept of God
A History of the Concept of God (February 2016)
A Process Approach
Daniel A. Dombrowski - Author

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

Daniel A. Dombrowski explores the history of the concept of God from the perspective of neoclassical, or process, theism. His neoclassical approach assuages the current crisis in philosophical theism, caught between a defense of classical theism and assertions of religious skepticism. Instead, the work offers Charles Hartshorne’s notion of a God who always evo...(Read More)
 
 
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Volume #1, Issue #1
Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Volume #1, Issue #1 (12/2015)
Gereon Kopf - Editor in Chief
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Associate editor
Francesca Soans - Assistant editor
Pascale Hugon - Book Review editor
Tao Jiang - Book Review editor

 
 
Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity
Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity (December 2015)
From the Latter Han Dynasty (25-220) to the Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.

Stephen Eskildsen offers an overview of Daoist religious texts from the Latter Han (25–220) through Tang (618–907) periods, exploring passive meditation methods and their anticipated effects. These methods entailed observing the processes that unfold spontaneously within mind and body, rather than actively manipulating them ...(Read More)
 
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