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Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry
Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry (November 2010)
Envisioning a Future for the Philosophy of Religion
Wesley J. Wildman - Author

Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.

What can philosophy contribute to the study of religion? This book argues that the study of religion needs philosophy in the form of multidisciplinary comparative inquiry. Contradicting the current tendency to regard philosophical reflection and the academic study of religion ...(Read More)
 
 
Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope
Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope (October 2010)
Anne Marie Dalton - Author
Henry C. Simmons - Author

Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Is there any hope for a more sustainable world? Can we reimagine a way of living in which the nonhuman world matters? Anne Marie Dalton and Henry C. Simmons claim that the ecotheology that arose during the mid-twentieth century gives us reason for hope. While ecotheologians acknowledge that Christianity pla...(Read More)
 
 
Realism in Religion
Realism in Religion (November 2009)
A Pragmatist's Perspective
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

A philosophical consideration of key religious issues from a pragmatist’s perspective.

Religion is basic to the human condition according to this philosophy of religion from a pragmatist’s perspective. While pragmatist thinkers have often been cool to religious claims, Robert Cummings Neville holds that a theology of truth can emerge from this tradition. Standing against the typical nominalist view that ...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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