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The Paradox of Power and Weakness
The Paradox of Power and Weakness (July 1998)
Levinas and an Alternative Paradigm for Psychology
George Kunz - Author

Offers an alternative paradigm for psychology, one that reflects Levinas's criticism of a self-centered notion of identity. Reveals the secret of an "authentic" altruism through a phenomenology of both power and weakness, and of the paradoxes of the weakness of power and the power of weakness.

The metaethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas challenges Western egocentrism by describing the self as egoic yet nevertheless et...(Read More)
 
 
Scholasticism
Scholasticism (June 1998)
Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives
Jose Ignacio Cabezon - Editor

Leading scholars in the field of religious studies show that scholasticism as a comparative category is useful in the analysis of a variety of religious and philosophical traditions and even in the task of cultural criticism.

Leading religious studies scholars join forces in this book to show that scholasticism as a comparative category is a useful tool in the analysis of a variety of religious and philosophical traditio...(Read More)
 
 
To Relieve the Human Condition
To Relieve the Human Condition (August 1997)
Bioethics, Technology, and the Body
Gerald P. McKenny - Author

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

Argues that standard forms of bioethics support the technological utopianism of medicine. Puts forth an alternative agenda arguing that the task of bioethics is to explore the moral significance of the body as it is expressed in the discourse and practice of moral and religious traditions.

This book argues that standard forms of bioethics support the tech...(Read More)
 
 
Modern Culture from a Comparative Perspective
Modern Culture from a Comparative Perspective (July 1997)
Wilfred Cantwell Smith - Author
John W. Burbidge - Editor

A distinguished historian of religion explores the contemporary culture of the Western world.

As an historian of religion, Wilfred Cantwell Smith has investigated the way religious traditions define themselves, the nature of faith over the centuries, and the scriptures that have offered anticipations of eternity. In this book he turns to modern culture and finds that its past has been defined, not only by traditions that...(Read More)
 
 
Speaking/Writing of God
Speaking/Writing of God (May 1997)
Jewish Philosophical Reflections on the Life with Others
Michael Oppenheim - Author

Identifies and examines the central insights of Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas concerning the religious dimensions of the relationships between persons and extends these insights in order to explore the relevance of religious language to speak of post-Holocaust Jewish life, the critique of the tradition by feminist Jewish philosophers and theologians, and the challenges of religious pluralism.

"This book offers the best teaching jo...(Read More)
 
 
Analytic Theism, Hartshorne, and the Concept of God
Analytic Theism, Hartshorne, and the Concept of God (October 1996)
Daniel A. Dombrowski - Author

Initiates and continues a dialogue regarding the concept of God in the neoclassical philosophy of Charles Hartshorne and that found in analytic philosophers who adhere to classical theism
This book initiates a dialogue where one does not exist, and continues a dialogue where one has been tentatively initiated, regarding the concept of God in the neoclassical philosophy of Charles Hartshorne and that found in analytic philosophers who adhe...(Read More)
 
 
Afterwords
Afterwords (July 1996)
Hellenism, Modernism, and the Myth of Decadence
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. - Author

Reading both philosophical and theological texts, this book presents an argument against nostalgia: against the myth of a Golden Age, against the posture that sees "modernity" as a problem to be solved.

This book about nostalgia raises the question of why it has become such a dominant and influential posture in contemporary philosophical and theological writing. The author notes the presence of the word "after" in a gr...(Read More)
 
 
Tokugawa Confucian Education
Tokugawa Confucian Education (March 1996)
The Kangien Academy of Hirose Tanso (1782-1856)
Marleen Kassel - Author

Presents the philosophy and values of Hirose Tanso, a scholar, educator, and poet whose well-articulated educational program was partly responsible for the relative ease with which Japan emerged from hundreds of years of self-imposed isolation and became a powerful modern nation.

This book presents the world of Hirose Tanso, a late Tokugawa period (1603-1868) educator whose goal was to train men of talent in practical l...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing Eliade
Reconstructing Eliade (January 1996)
Making Sense of Religion
Bryan Rennie - Author

Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Eliade's thought which allows less familiar readers to approach Eliade with a greater clarity and precision. Foreword by Mac Linscott Ricketts, a leading translator of Eliade's writings.

"This is one of the very best overall defences of Eliade's ideas I have read. The outstanding scholarly value of this work is that Rennie has very well done for Eliade what the latter ...(Read More)
 
 
Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community
Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community (December 1995)
A Translation of Eihei Shingi
Taigen Dan Leighton - Translator
Shohaku Okumura - Translator

Presents a complete, annotated translation of Dogen's writing on Zen monasticism and the spirit of community practice. Dogen (1200-1253) is Japan's greatest Zen master.

This is a complete translation of Eihei Shingi, the major writing by the Japanese Zen master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253) on monastic practice and the role of community life in Buddhism. Dogen was the founder of the Soto branch of Japanese Zen, but hi...(Read More)
 
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