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Religion and Radical Empiricism
Religion and Radical Empiricism (July 1987)
Nancy K. Frankenberry - Author

"Frankenberry offers for the first time a tough, sophisticated, and comprehensive discussion of the relation of radical empiricism to the history of philosophy."-- William Dean

Rarely in modern times has religion been associated with empiricism except to its own peril. This book represents a comprehensive and systematic effort to retrieve and develop the tradition of American religious empiricism for religious inqui...(Read More)
Urdu Letters of Mirza Asadu'llah Khan Ghalib
Urdu Letters of Mirza Asadu'llah Khan Ghalib (July 1987)
Daud Rahbar - Translator

Mirza Asadu'llah Khan Ghalib was the brightest luminary of his time in the South Asian, Muslim literary community. A poet in Urdu and Persian, he was endowed with exquisite imagination, sparkling wit, and a charming presence. Ghalib was a brilliant conversationalist, skilled in the art of human relations. In the last twenty years of his life, the political conditions of northern India caused the death or dispersion of many of his best friends. He sa...(Read More)
Women in World Religions
Women in World Religions (April 1987)
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Introduction

This is a book by women about women in the religions of the world. It presents all the basic facts and ideological issues concerning the position of women in the major religious traditions of humanity: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and tribal religions.

A special feature of the book is its phenomenological approach, wherein scholars examine sacred textual materials. Each contributor not only studies h...(Read More)
Religion and the Western Mind
Religion and the Western Mind (March 1987)
Ninian Smart - Author

Ninian Smart believes that the modern study of religion should occur in the context of a radical reappraisal of our educational system. This is a worldview analysis of religion appropriate to today's global city. It attacks narrowness whether found in Western philosophy or Christian theology, and argues for a disestablishmentarian stance.

Religion and the Western Mind presents the explosive possibilities of religions ...(Read More)
Religion and Culture
Religion and Culture (January 1987)
Essays in Honor of Bernard Lonergan, S. J.
Timothy P. Fallon, SJ - Editor
Philip Boo Riley - Editor

While the framework of this book is Lonergan, the essays stand as original and constructive works in a number of fields and topics. The theme of the relation of religion to culture is addressed from four orientations: philosophy, theology, human science, and economics. The contributors include Stephen Toulmin, Frederick Crowe, S.J., Sebastian Moore, Walter Conn, and William Johnston, S.J. Topics covered include process thought, historical-mi...(Read More)
The Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon on the Mount (January 1987)
Carl G. Vaught - Author

This book focuses on the Sermon on the Mount as the locus classicus of the teachings of Jesus. It argues that the Sermon is an expression of the divine perfection in which it is grounded. The center of the book is the injunction contained at the center of the sermon itself--"Be perfect as your father in heaven is perfect."
Perfection of this kind is a human response to a divine gift. Consequently, all the Beatitudes and obedience to all the et...(Read More)
Karma and Rebirth
Karma and Rebirth (May 1986)
Post Classical Developments
Ronald W. Neufeldt - Editor

"This book fills an essential gap in our understanding of karma, particularly through chapters covering Japan, China, and Tibet. This material is fascinating and adds an entirely new dimension to the classical theory of karma as it developed in India." -- Wendy D. O'Flaherty

Karma and Rebirth: Post Classical Developments explains the religious concepts most central to Asian philosophy, religion, and society, presenting articles repre...(Read More)
History as Apocalypse
History as Apocalypse (June 1985)
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author

History as Apocalypse is a reenactment of the history of the Western consciousness from the Homeric and Biblica revolutions through Finnegans Wake. This occurs through a historical, literary, and theological analysis of the Christian epic tradition. While attention is focused primarily upon Dante, Milton, Blake, and Joyce, the Classical and Biblical foundations of the Christian epic are explored with the intention of discovering an o...(Read More)
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science (June 1984)
Stanislav Grof - Editor

Recent advances in a variety of scientific disciplines have revealed the limitations of the Newtonian-Cartesian model of the universe. One of the interesting aspects of this development is the increasing convergence of science and the "perennial philosophy." The new research has led to a critical revaluation of ancient spiritual systems long ignored or rejected because of their assumed incompatibility with science.
Here are Swami Muktananda on ...(Read More)
Muslim-Christian Relations and Inter-Christian Rivalries in the Middle East
Muslim-Christian Relations and Inter-Christian Rivalries in the Middle East (June 1984)
The Case of the Jacobites in an Age of Transition
John Joseph - Author

This study focuses on the Jacobites (Syrian Orthodox Christians), who, like their Aramaean ancestors, established a presence far beyond their ancestral lands. Professor John Joseph has found this historic Christian community to be an admirable case study in inter-communal relations in the Middle East. Of special interest is the discussion of how Western religious rivalries, Catholic and Protestant, have affected the religious tensions in the Middl...(Read More)
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