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Religious Truth
Religious Truth (November 2000)
A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor
Jonathan Z. Smith - Foreword by

Explores religious truth in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

This multifaceted study compares how six traditions interpret religious truth, and how it has come to be illustrated so diversely in the Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Philosophical essays integrate the comparisons, ask what religious truth might be ...(Read More)
 
 
The Human Condition
The Human Condition (November 2000)
A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor
Peter L. Berger - Foreword by

Explores the human condition in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

This multi-authored collaborative work on the idea of the human condition as a comparative category cuts across major religious traditions and cultures. Extensive essays by distinguished specialists examine Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Together...(Read More)
 
 
Ultimate Realities
Ultimate Realities (November 2000)
A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

The idea of ultimacy as a comparative category that cuts across major religious traditions and cultures is discussed in Ultimate Realities, a multi-authored collaborative work. In this light, Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are examined by di...(Read More)
 
 
Boston Confucianism
Boston Confucianism (September 2000)
Portable Tradition in the Late-Modern World
Robert Cummings Neville - Author
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

Argues that Confucianism can be important to the contemporary, global conversation of philosophy and should not be confined to an East Asian context.

Is it possible to be a Confucian without being East Asian, as so many philosophers have been Platonists without being Greek? Strangely enough, many scholars would answer in the negative, citing the inextricable connection between Confucianism and East Asian culture. Bost...(Read More)
 
 
The Kinneavy Papers
The Kinneavy Papers (April 2000)
Theory and the Study of Discourse
Lynn Worsham - Editor
Sidney I. Dobrin - Editor
Gary A. Olson - Editor

Award-winning essays in the field of rhetoric and composition.

Documenting an era of dramatic change and growth in the sophistication of scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies, this book includes essays which find in contemporary theory the language to ask new questions, to reframe existing problems, and to move beyond current impasses in thought and action. The different perspectives offer a stand against current backlash the...(Read More)
 
 
Acts of Arguing
Acts of Arguing (November 1999)
A Rhetorical Model of Argument
Christopher W. Tindale - Author

Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.

The revival of argumentation theory in the past few decades has focused on its logical and dialectical dimensions, with less attention paid to rhetorical features. This book explores and then redresses this imbalance. Tindale examines important logical and dialectical innovations in recent argumentation theory and shows that they depend impl...(Read More)
 
 
One-Sided Arguments
One-Sided Arguments (August 1999)
A Dialectical Analysis of Bias
Douglas Walton - Author

A practical manual for evaluating bias that will be useful to anyone who has to deal with arguments, whether in academic reading or writing, or in everyday conversation.

"Walton tends to write books that need to be written, and in many cases he leads the field by being the first to draw attention to a topic that has been inadequately treated or not appreciated for its importance. In this book, he reads beyond the superfi...(Read More)
 
 
Awakening to Spirit
Awakening to Spirit (July 1999)
On Life, Illumination, and Being
Lee Irwin - Author

Awakening to Spirit explores the nature of spirituality in the postmodern age as a personal journey within a living, responsive cosmos. In a world of multiple religious traditions, spiritual ambiguity, and widespread secular atheism, Lee Irwin offers a non-traditional view of spirituality that's intrinsic to personal growth and development.

He presents Ten Principles that reflect stages of spiritual growth and culminate in a mystical e...(Read More)
 
 
Paradise and Paradigm
Paradise and Paradigm (May 1999)
Key Symbols in Persian Christianity and the Baha'i Faith
Christopher Buck - Author

Comparing paradise imagery in two Persian religions, early Syriac Christianity and the Baha'i Faith, this work contributes to religious studies methodology by introducing "symbolic paradigm analysis."

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If the Baha'i Faith has a specialist in comparative religion, it is Christopher Buck … This volume is certainly … the best comparative work on the Baha'i Faith and another religious tradition...(Read More)
 
 
Rediscovering God with Transcendental Argument
Rediscovering God with Transcendental Argument (May 1999)
A Contemporary Interpretation of Monistic Kashmiri Saiva Philosophy
David Peter Lawrence - Author

Provides a comparative philosophical study of the thought of the two principle theorists of monistic Kashmiri Shaivism, Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and also formulates a conception of the nature of philosophy as a means of intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

"Other scholars have written on Utpaladeva, Abhinavagupta, and other philosophical giants in the tradition of monistic Shaiva thought. But there is ve...(Read More)
 
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