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Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies
Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies (April 2011)
Illuminating Emptiness in a Twentieth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Classic
Bötrül - Author
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Translated with introduction, notes, and analysis by

Annotated translation of an essential work of twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist thought, one that explicates teachings on the Middle Way.

This is an essential work of Tibetan Buddhist thought written by an influential scholar of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the Nyingma tradition of the great Tibetan visionary Mipam, Bötrül provides a systematic overview of Mipam’s teachings on the Middle ...(Read More)
Schelling's Organic Form of Philosophy
Schelling's Organic Form of Philosophy (February 2011)
Life as the Schema of Freedom
Bruce Matthews - Author

Locates in Schelling a new understanding of our relation to nature in philosophy.

The life and ideas of F. W. J. Schelling are often overlooked in favor of the more familiar Kant, Fichte, or Hegel. What these three lack, however, is Schelling’s evolving view of philosophy. Where others saw the possibility for a single, unflinching system of thought, Schelling was unafraid to question the foundations of his o...(Read More)
Faith and Reason
Faith and Reason (January 2011)
Their Roles in Religious and Secular Life
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores the mutually dependent relationship of faith and reason in human life and human knowledge.

Few words are as widely misconceived as the word “faith.” Faith is often set in stark opposition to reason, considered antithetical to scientific thought, and heavily identified with religion. Donald A. Crosby’s revealing book provides a more complex picture, discussing faith and its connection to ...(Read More)
Soul (January 2011)
A Cosmology
Joseph Grange - Author

Revives the concept of Soul, urging an understanding of Soul as expression.

Contemporary culture is soulless. A dead concept to contemporary thinkers, “Soul” has been displaced by philosophical and scientific abstractions. Yet, argues Joseph Grange in this timely and thought-provoking book, without Soul we are left defenseless against the negative constructs of our culture; neither matter nor mind, nor...(Read More)
Theology within the Bounds of Language
Theology within the Bounds of Language (January 2011)
A Methodological Tour
Garth L. Hallett - Author

Explores the use of language in Christian theology.

In this wide-ranging work, Garth L. Hallett offers a guided tour through fundamental issues regarding the use of language in theology. His preliminary discussions—on language and thought, language and truth, the authority of language, making sense, the relationship between sense and possibility—prepare linguistic reflection on such topics as inferenc...(Read More)
The Politics of Spirit
The Politics of Spirit (December 2010)
Phenomenology, Genealogy, Religion
Tim Murphy - Author

A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.

A penetrating critique of the dominant approach to the study of religion, The Politics of Spirit explores the historical and philosophical scaffolding of the phenomenology of religion. Although this approach purports to give a value-free, neutral description...(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)
An Endless Trace
An Endless Trace (August 2010)
The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West
Christopher Bamford - Author
Philip Zaleski - Introduction

Two powerful motives weave beneath the surface of our spiritual history: the desire to know and the desire to love. The secret history of the West is the story of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers trying to unite these two streams and celebrate the sacred marriage of Logos and Sophia, Word and Wisdom. This book, an impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition, follows the traces—from ancient Greece int...(Read More)
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)
The Participatory Turn
The Participatory Turn (December 2008)
Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies
Jorge N. Ferrer - Editor
Jacob H. Sherman - Editor

Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.

Can we take seriously religious experience, spirituality, and mysticism, without reducing them to either cultural-linguistic by-products or simply asserting their validity as a dogmatic fact? The contributors to this volume argue that we can, and they offer a new way: the “pa...(Read More)
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