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Figuring Religions
Figuring Religions (March 2013)
Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities
Shubha Pathak - Editor

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

Figuring Religions offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world’s religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Scholars of religion have been faulted for ignoring or reinterpreting differences to create a universal paradigm. ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Company of Friends
In the Company of Friends (September 2012)
Exploring Faith and Understanding with Buddhists and Christians
John Ross Carter - Author

2014 Frederick J. Streng Award, presented by the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Buddhist-Christian reflection that uses friendship as a model for interreligious understanding.

In this work of Buddhist-Christian reflection, John Ross Carter explores two basic aspects of human religiousness: faith and the activity of understanding. Carter’s perspective is unique, ...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (June 2012)
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

2012 AJN (American Journal of Nursing) Book of the Year Award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.


In the 1960s, English physician and committed Christian Cicely Saunders introduced a new way of treating the terminally ill that she called “hospice care.&rd...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
Pathways to an Inner Islam
Pathways to an Inner Islam (February 2010)
Massignon, Corbin, Guenon, and Schuon
Patrick Laude - Author

An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an esoteric or spiritual “inner Islam.”

Pathways to an Inner Islam provides an introduction to the esoteric or spiritual “inner Islam” presented by Western thinkers Louis Massignon, Henry Corbin, René Guénon, and Frithjof Schuon. Particularly interested in Sufism—the mystical tradition of Islam...(Read More)
 
 
Acceptable Genes?
Acceptable Genes? (October 2009)
Religious Traditions and Genetically Modified Foods
Conrad G. Brunk - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor

Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.

Modern biotechnology has surpassed science fiction with such feats as putting fish genes in tomatoes to create a more cold-resistant crop. While the environmental and health concerns over such genetically modified foods have been the subject of public debate, religious and spiritual viewpoints have been given short shrift. ...(Read More)
 
 
Biotechnology
Biotechnology (July 2009)
Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens
Sean D. Sutton - Editor

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

An essential introduction to a controversial yet crucial field of research, Biotechnology surveys recent advances in the field and offers a wide range of opinions for and against expanding this new branch of science. Incisively examining such key topics as therapeutic cloning, genetic enhancement, stem cell therapy, and the use of psychotropic drugs such ...(Read More)

 
 
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions (October 2008)
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

Claims of the miraculous are foundational to faith and skepticism, making and breaking religious careers and movements in their wake. Drawing on a variety of South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity—this book revolves around the...(Read More)
 
 
Overcoming Modernity
Overcoming Modernity (June 2008)
Synchronicity and Image-Thinking
Yasuo Yuasa - Author
Shigenori Nagatomo - Translation and introduction by
John W. M. Krummel - Translator

These last writings by Japanese philosopher Yuasa engage both Western and Eastern thought to reconsider modernity and offer an alternative, more holistic paradigm.

In Overcoming Modernity, which contains the last writings from Yuasa, the prominent Japanese scholar reconsiders the modern Western paradigm of thinking and in its place proposes a more holistic worldview. A wide range of topics are examined,...(Read More)
 
 
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (February 2008)
Harold Coward - Author

Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.

How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is ...(Read More)
 
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