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If Creation Is a Gift
If Creation Is a Gift (March 2009)
Mark Manolopoulos - Author

Brings an ecotheological perspective to postmodern gift theory.

What if our world were considered a gift? Extending postmodern gift theory to ecological and ecotheological concerns, Mark Manolopoulos explores how “creation”—the what-is—can be seen as a gift. Creation, when viewed in a radically egalitarian way, is the matrix of all material things—human, otherwise-than-human, or humanly...(Read More)
Maimonides and His Heritage
Maimonides and His Heritage (January 2009)
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein - Editor
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor
James Allen Grady - Editor

Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.

This volume celebrates the depth and breadth of Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides’ (1138–1204) achievements. The essays gathered here explore the rich diversity of a heritage that extends over eight hundred years, beginning with Maimonides’ historical context; ranging...(Read More)
The Perfect Rule of the Christian Religion
The Perfect Rule of the Christian Religion (January 2009)
A History of Sandemanianism in the Eighteenth Century
John Howard Smith - Author

A history of the Sandemanians, a little-known but ultimately influential Christian sect in colonial America.

Some thought them dangerous, others credited them with recovering original Christianity. The Sandemanians, a sect with roots in the turmoil of eighteenth-century Scottish Presbyterianism, espoused a radical theology that influenced the development of American Christianity. Founder John Glas blended ele...(Read More)
Religious Naturalism Today
Religious Naturalism Today (December 2008)
The Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative
Jerome A. Stone - Author

Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.

Previously a forgotten option in religious thinking, religious naturalism is coming back. It seeks to explore and encourage religious ways of responding to the world on a completely naturalistic basis without a supreme being or ground of being. In this book, Jerome A. Stone traces its history and analyzes some of the ...(Read More)
Freedom, Faith, and Dogma
Freedom, Faith, and Dogma (October 2008)
Essays by V. S. Soloviev on Christianity and Judaism
V. S. Soloviev - Author
Vladimir Wozniuk - Editor, translator and introduction by

A collection of works by nineteenth-century Russian religious philosopher V. S. Soloviev, critic of secularization, anti-Semitism, and the religious life of his time.

Often remembered for his association with the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, V. S. Soloviev (1853–1900) remains the foremost representative of ecumenism in nineteenth-century Russia. Working in the name of the Universal Church, with the...(Read More)
Living with Ambiguity
Living with Ambiguity (August 2008)
Religious Naturalism and the Menace of Evil
Donald A. Crosby - Author

How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.

In this book Donald A. Crosby looks at how a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil. Further developing and defending the vision of religious thought and life elaborated in his previous work, A Religion of Nature, Crosby explores how such a vision can enable us to interpret, respond to, an...(Read More)
The Trinity and Creation in Augustine
The Trinity and Creation in Augustine (August 2008)
An Ecological Analysis
Scott A. Dunham - Author

Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.

The first English-language book on Augustine’s Trinitarian doctrine of creation, The Trinity and Creation in Augustine explores Augustine’s relevance for contemporary environmental issues. Modern, environmentally conscious thinkers often see Augustine’s doctrines in a negative light, feeling they have been used to j...(Read More)
The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679)
The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679) (May 2008)
Reverberations from a Mystical Naturalism
Carol Wayne White - Author

Explores the work of Anne Conway, whose philosophy of the natural world incorporated a spiritual vision.

Carol Wayne White introduces readers to the religious naturalism of the seventeenth-century English philosopher Anne Conway, whose work offers an analysis of the mechanical conception of nature. White shows how Conway’s mystical cosmology provides an alternative to the dominant mechanistic models advanc...(Read More)
The Philosopher as Witness
The Philosopher as Witness (May 2008)
Fackenheim and Responses to the Holocaust
Michael L. Morgan - Editor
Benjamin Pollock - Editor

Responses to Fackenheim’s reflections on the centrality of the Holocaust to philosophy, Jewish thought, and contemporary experience.

Emil Fackenheim (1916–2003), one of the most important Jewish philosophers of the twentieth century, called on the world at large not only to bear witness to the Holocaust as an unprecedented assault on Judaism and on humanity, but also to recognize that the question o...(Read More)
Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative
Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative (August 2007)
The Creative Tension between Love and Justice
W. David Hall - Author

Looks at Ricoeur’s writings on love and justice, prominent toward the end of his life, and how these serve as an interpretive key to his thought as a whole.

This book addresses the thought of Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), paying particular attention to the creative tension between love and justice as principle themes in his work. Dealing with these issues chiefly in his writings on religion, Ricoeur explore...(Read More)
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