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Visions of Sukhavati
Visions of Sukhavati (August 1995)
Shan-tao's Commentary on the Kuan wu-liang-shou-Fo ching
Julian F. Pas - Author

One of the masters of Pure Land Buddhism shows how to have a vision of the Land Sukhavati and its Lord by using the sutra as a manual of visualization.
The Pure Land movement focuses on the worship of one particular Buddha, Amitabha or Amitayus who created a paradise named Sukhavati, Land of Extreme Bliss. The scriptures of this school promise rebirth in that Land to the devotees of that Buddha. It was considered to be an "easy way" to ga...(Read More)
The Embodied Self
The Embodied Self (August 1995)
Friedrich Schleiermacher's Solution to Kant's Problem of the Empirical Self
Thandeka - Author

Schleiermacher presents a viable, systematic approach to self-consciousness that unifies thinking, feeling, and life itself--that reconfigures the whole of human experience. He presents a self capable of generating coherence amidst ethnic conflicts and the environmental crisis.
"What I like most about this book is its presentation and elaboration of Schleiermacher's lectures on dialectics, which is probably the most important untranslated...(Read More)
Maimonides and St. Thomas on the Limits of Reason
Maimonides and St. Thomas on the Limits of Reason (July 1995)
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein - Author

This book shows that Maimonides and St. Thomas reached strikingly similar conclusions regarding the limits of reason and that these limits, in turn, show the dimensions of philosophical understanding.
"The book provides an important discussion of the agent intellect as conceived by Maimonides and by Aquinas. Dobbs-Weinstein does justice to both authors; her treatment is penetrating.
"It is a highly focused inquiry based on extensive s...(Read More)
Religious Pluralism and Truth
Religious Pluralism and Truth (January 1995)
Essays on Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion
Thomas Dean - Editor

"This anthology helpfully and provocatively questions many current assumptions in various schools of scholarship about the value-free nature, or ethical, cultural, and rational relativism, inherent to the comparative study of religions. This I think in itself makes the book important and helpful. Moreover, many of the essays suggest and evaluate possible normative-constructive criteria appropriate to the cross-cultural philosophy of religion, and so...(Read More)
Dilemmas of Life and Death
Dilemmas of Life and Death (December 1994)
Hindu Ethics in a North American Context
S. Cromwell Crawford - Author

This is a breakthrough work expanding the debate of the dilemmas of life and death in contemporary American society by carrying it beyond the insights of Western religious and philosophic thought to include ethical perspectives of the Hindu tradition.

The topics covered are the timely ethical issues that concern both Americans and all people of the world --abortion, suicide, euthanasia, and the environment. A lively East-West dialogue probes ...(Read More)
How Master Mou Removes Our Doubts
How Master Mou Removes Our Doubts (December 1994)
A Reader-Response Study and Translation of the Mou-tzu Li-huo lun
John P. Keenan - Author

This is the first English translation of the earliest Chinese Buddhist text, but it is more than a translation. Keenan shows that Mou-tzu's Treatise on Alleviating Doubt is a Buddhist hermeneutic on the Chinese classics. Using a reader-response method of examining the text, Keenan shows how the rhetoric convinces readers that one can remain culturally Chinese yet be a Buddhist.

The Introduction explains the reader-response methodology,...(Read More)
Mind as Mirror and the Mirroring of Mind
Mind as Mirror and the Mirroring of Mind (October 1994)
Buddhist Reflections on Western Phenomenology
Steven W. Laycock - Author

"What I like most about this book is its remarkable breadth, the author's astonishingly thorough mastery of the work of both Buddhist thinkers and Continental phenomenologists, the integrative approach which goes beyond mere comparison and works with basic problems in such a way as to bring in ideas where they are relevant, whatever their source, a fairness and balance in the critical discussion of writers with whom the author may not be in agreemen...(Read More)
Nietzsche, God, and the Jews
Nietzsche, God, and the Jews (October 1994)
His Critique of Judeo-Christianity in Relation to the Nazi Myth
Weaver Santaniello - Author
David Tracy - Foreword by

Combining biography and a careful analysis of Nietzsche's writings from 1844-1900, this book explores Nietzsche's critique of Christianity, Judaism, and antisemitism. The first part of the book is concerned with psychological aspects and biographical elements. Part Two focuses on the ethical and political aspects of Nietzsche's views as presented in his mature writings: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Toward the Genealogy of Morals, and the Ant...(Read More)
Enlightenment East and West
Enlightenment East and West (September 1994)
Leonard Angel - Author

This book shows that mysticism is incomplete without scientific rationalism, and that our current social and political projects cannot be completed without assimilating the values and practices of mysticism. It discusses cross-cultural ethics, mysticism and value theory, mysticism and metaphysics, mysticism and the theory of knowledge, ethics and religion, parapsychology, patriarchy, and social and political history.

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The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights (August 1994)
A Bicentennial Assessment
Gary C. Bryner - Editor
A. Don Sorensen - Editor

This book explores the state of rights in America, examines their roots, assesses their effectiveness, discusses their future, and considers how the experience of the U.S. in defining and securing rights can serve as an important source of ideas for other countries. Written by philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists, the essays contained here consider how well constitutional rights have accomplished their purpose of securing basic li...(Read More)
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