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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)
 
 
Ritual and Deference
Ritual and Deference (June 2008)
Extending Chinese Philosophy in a Comparative Context
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

Brings Confucianism and Daoism into conversation with contemporary philosophy and the contemporary world situation.

Ritual and Deference develops Robert Cummings Neville’s thesis that contemporary philosophy has much to gain by shaping itself through important themes of the Chinese philosophical traditions, especially the themes of ritual and deference. Neville here offers a broad and detailed interpret...(Read More)
 
 
Religion in Late Modernity
Religion in Late Modernity (July 2002)
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

A well-known theologian and philosopher offers a late-modern perspective on religion, one opposed to the received truths of postmodern religious thought.

Religion in Late Modernity
runs against the grain of common suppositions of contemporary theology and philosophy of religion. Against the common supposition that basic religious terms have no real reference but are mere functions of human need, the book presents a pragm...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Transforming Process Theism
Transforming Process Theism (May 2000)
Lewis S. Ford - Author
Robert Cummings Neville - Foreword by

Traces variations of theism in Whitehead's principle works, identifying a major problem in conventional understanding of process theism and constructing an original and provocative solution.

Process theism, in a variety of manifestations and modifications stemming from Whitehead's original suggestions, dominates discussions of philosophical and natural theology in Europe and America. In Transforming Process Theism Ford argues th...(Read More)
 
 
The Recovery of Philosophy in America
The Recovery of Philosophy in America (May 1997)
Essays in Honor of John Edwin Smith
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor

This collection of essays by leading American philosophers honors John E. Smith, a major figure in the struggle for the American profession of philosophy to redefine itself and return to its grander traditions.

Philosophy in America enjoyed a golden age at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries with the flourishing of distinctive and original schools of pragmatism, idealism, and naturalism. T...(Read More)
 
 
The T'ai-Chi Ch'uan Experience
The T'ai-Chi Ch'uan Experience (July 1996)
Reflections and Perceptions on Body-Mind Harmony
Sophia Delza - Author
Robert Cummings Neville - Edited with a foreword by

The leading proponent in America of the Wu style discusses the spiritual and aesthetic meanings of t'ai chi ch'uan.

In her previous book, T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Body and Mind in Harmony: The Integration of Meaning and Method, Sophia Delza describes the Wu Style with careful directions and illustrations for learning the practice of the exercise-art of t'ai chi ch'uan. In this new book, Ms. Delza, the leading proponent in the United St...(Read More)
 
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