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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)
 
 
Becoming an Ancestor
Becoming an Ancestor (November 2011)
The Isthmus Zapotec Way of Death
Anya Peterson Royce - Author

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Powerful and beautifully written, this is the story of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Mexico and their unbroken chain of ancestors and collective memory over the generations. Mortuary beliefs and actions are collective and pervasive in ways not seen in the United States, a resonant deep structure across many domains of Zapotec culture.

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Sacred Play
Sacred Play (January 2010)
Ritual Levity and Humor in South Asian Religions
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.

Frivolity isn’t always frivolous—sometimes it can be sacred. Sacred Play uncovers levity and playfulness in a variety of South Asian traditions where one might least expect to find it: in the heart of ritual. While stories recounting the antics of various South Asian deities circulate widely, this enlighten...(Read More)
 
 
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah (May 2009)
The Unthought in Political Modernity
Shmuel Trigano - Author
Gila Walker - Translator

An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.

Is the Shoah a unique event or just one of the many genocides that have occurred (and continue to occur) in modern history? In The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah, Shmuel Trigano begins with the hypothesis that the Shoah must be understood in both universal and singular terms: insofar as it addresses the meaning and va...(Read More)
 
 
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount (May 2009)
Who Will Build the Third Temple?
Motti Inbari - Author

Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

The Temple Mount, located in Jerusalem, is the most sacred site in Judaism and the third-most sacred site in Islam, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The sacred nature of the site for both religions has made it one of the focal points of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mo...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur
Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur (July 2008)
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.

The Nur community is one of the most significant religious and social movements in contemporary Turkey, with millions of adherents and a strong institutional and educational system throughout the country. This volume presents a picture of its spiritual dimensions by focusing on the ideas of its founder, Turkish theol...(Read More)
 
 
Food, Farming, and Faith
Food, Farming, and Faith (March 2008)
Gary W. Fick - Author

Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.

Food, Farming, and Faith looks at agricultural sustainability and Christianity. Using scripture and science, Gary W. Fick—a Christian agricultural scientist—demonstrates that faith can inform decisions about creating, managing, even consuming our food. Th...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Islamic Conversations
Contemporary Islamic Conversations (December 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen on Turkey, Islam, and the West
Nevval Sevindi - Author
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by
Abdullah T. Antepli - Translator

Discusses the ideas of the most important living Muslim thinker and leader in contemporary Turkey.

Contemporary Islamic Conversations discusses the ideas of Turkey’s most significant Muslim figure, M. Fethullah Gülen. Originally published in Turkish by Nevval Sevindi, one of Turkey’s top journalists, this edited translation makes Gülen’s work and ideas accessible to the English-spea...(Read More)
 
 
Lives in Spirit
Lives in Spirit (August 2003)
Precursors and Dilemmas of a Secular Western Mysticism
Harry T. Hunt - Author

Explores the roots of modern transpersonal psychology and spirituality through psychobiography.

Lives in Spirit
explores the dynamic conflicts that both energized and distorted the spiritual development of key precursor figures of a contemporary secular or "this-worldly" mysticism. With its historical roots in the early Gnostics and Plotinus, this characteristically Western spirituality re-emerges with the se...(Read More)
 
 
Islam at the Crossroads
Islam at the Crossroads (April 2003)
On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

Sheds light on one of the most important religious thinkers in the modern Muslim world.

Distinguished scholars in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Modern Turkish Studies examine the life and thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1877–1960) using a variety of approaches—theological, philosophical, sociological, and historical—to shed new light on one of the most important thinkers and religious ...(Read More)
 
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