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Human Beings or Human Becomings?
Human Beings or Human Becomings? (March 2021)
A Conversation with Confucianism on the Concept of Person
Peter D. Hershock - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor

Agues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger.

Great transformations are reshaping human life, social institutions, and the world around us, raising profound questions about our fundamental values. We now have the knowledge and the technical ...(Read More)
 
 
Mindfulness as Sustainability
Mindfulness as Sustainability (February 2021)
Lessons from the World's Religions
Maria Jaoudi - Author

Offers practical and personal ways to help mitigate global climate change while sustaining an emotional and spiritual center through mindfulness practice.

The inundation of terrifying environmental news in recent years has left many people exhausted and in despair about our planet’s future. In Mindfulness as Sustainability, Maria Jaoudi addresses the need to take care of ou...(Read More)
 
 
Human Becomings
Human Becomings (December 2020)
Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics
Roger T. Ames - Author

Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.

Human Becomings, Roger T. Ames argues that the appropriateness of categorizing Confucian ethics as role ethics turns largely on the conception of person that is presupposed within the interpretive context of classical Chinese philosophy. By beginning with f...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature (November 2020)
Rafal K. Stepien - Editor

Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.

Can literature reveal reality? Is philosophical truth a literary artifice? How does the way we think affect what we can know? Buddhism has been grappling with these questions for centuries, and this book attempts to answer them by exploring the relationship between literature ...(Read More)
 
 
Confucian Role Ethics
Confucian Role Ethics (November 2020)
A Vocabulary
Roger T. Ames - Author

Argues that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate moral life is to take the tradition on its own terms.

In this landmark book, Roger T. Ames examines how the classics of the Confucian canon portray the authentic, ethical human being. He argues that many distinguished commentators on Confucian ethics have explained the fundamental ideas and terms of this...(Read More)
 
 
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds (October 2020)
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger - Author

Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.

In Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes the agency of materiality—the ability of materials to have an effect on both humans and deities—beyond human intentions. Using materials from three regions where Flueckiger conducted ex...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Rāma
The Other Rāma (October 2020)
Matricide and Genocide in the Mythology of Paraśurāma
Brian Collins - Author

A systematic analysis of the myth cycle of Paraśurāma (“Rāma with the Axe”), an avatára of Viṣṇu with a much darker reputation.

The Other Rāma presents a systematic analysis of the myth cycle of Paraśurāma (“Rāma with the Axe”), an avatára of Viṣṇu best known for decapitating his own mother and annihilating twenty-one generations of the Kṣatriya warrior...(Read More)
 
 
Keys to the Beyond
Keys to the Beyond (August 2020)
Frithjof Schuon's Cross-Traditional Language of Transcendence
Patrick Laude - Author

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

This book explores the work of the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) by focusing on the way he develops his own expansive adaptations of traditional religious terms. As a leading proponent of perennial philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
Navigating Deep River
Navigating Deep River (April 2020)
New Perspectives on Shūsaku Endō's Final Novel
Mark W. Dennis - Editor
Darren J. N. Middleton - Editor

An interdisciplinary dialogue with Shūsaku Endō’s last novel offering new perspectives on Japanese culture, Christian doctrine, Hindu spiritualities, and Buddhist worldviews.

In Navigating Deep River, Mark W. Dennis and Darren J. N. Middleton have curated a wide-ranging discussion of Shūsaku Endō’s final novel, Deep River, in which four careworn Japanese tourists jour...(Read More)
 
 
Word, Chant, and Song
Word, Chant, and Song (September 2019)
Spiritual Transformation in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Sikhism
Harold Coward - Author

An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.

In academic religious studies and musicology, little attention has been given to chanted word, hymns, and songs, yet these are often the key spiritual practices for lay devotees. To address this gap in knowledge, Harold Coward presents a thematic study of sacred sound as it functions in word, chant, and so...(Read More)
 
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