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Recovering the Ground
Recovering the Ground (October 1994)
Critical Exercises in Recollection
William H. Poteat - Author

This book sets forth an ontological Copernican revolution. By means of a critical phenomenology, it shifts the axis of reflection from the putatively bedrock dualisms in which philosophy was conceived, to our lively, intentional mindbodies that are ontologically antecedent to, beyond the grasp of, yet implicated in, all reflection.

In these exercises, reflection's center of gravity is shifted to our mindbodies, whose meditated what...(Read More)
 
 
The Struggle is One
The Struggle is One (July 1994)
Voices and Visions of Liberation
Mev Puleo - Author

"If I were to choose a single book by means of which to introduce North Americans to the real meaning of liberation theology, it would be this book." -- From the Foreword, Robert McAfee Brown

"More than any other book I know, Mev Puleo's The Struggle is One, brings alive the world of liberation theology in contemporary Brazil for the North American reader. We meet the men and women from both the educated elites and the desperately poor...(Read More)
 
 
Tocqueville's Civil Religion
Tocqueville's Civil Religion (July 1994)
American Christianity and the Prospects for Freedom
Sanford Kessler - Author

Sanford Kessler offers a provocative and timely analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville's views on the relationship between Christianity and American democracy. These views are central to Tocqueville's discussions of the moral requirements of freedom and the tasks of democratic statesmanship.

Tocqueville's thinking about American religion is highly relevant to contemporary debates regarding America's origins, the current strength of American Chris...(Read More)
 
 
The Culture of Citizenship
The Culture of Citizenship (June 1994)
Inventing Postmodern Civic Culture
Thomas Bridges - Author

This book seeks to salvage liberalism, as a form of political association and as a unique culture, from the wreck of the Enlightenment. Following the lead of John Rawls’s work since 1980, Bridges seeks to rethink the fundamental concepts and moral ideals of liberalism in ways that support the recovery and affirmation of the particularistic cultural identity of the West.

“The Culture of Citizenship is provo...(Read More)
 
 
Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo
Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo (March 1994)
Paula Sanders - Author

Provides an understanding of the complexities of political legitimacy in Islamic dynasties by examining Fatimid political culture in Egypt reconstructed from court rituals.

"This is a totally original contribution to the historical research on the Middle East and on the Islamic world. Sanders' book fills an important lacuna in Middle Eastern historiography. Unlike European historical studies, where the semiological app...(Read More)
 
 
Heterosexism
Heterosexism (December 1993)
An Ethical Challenge
Patricia Beattie Jung - Author
Ralph F. Smith - Author

In this ground-breaking book the authors show that the prevailing sexual ethic is no longer useful. It presumes as ideal, a uniform morality based on a limited understanding of human sexuality. Heterosexism is revealed to be a system of prejudice that both grows out of and supports this ethic. It produces various forms of discrimination, particularly those against gay and lesbian people, that cannot be justified.

The authors investigate scr...(Read More)
 
 
Fundamentalism, Mythos, and World Religions
Fundamentalism, Mythos, and World Religions (October 1993)
Niels C. Nielsen Jr. - Author

"It is a very readable account that places in perspective one of the timeliest issues in religion in our time. It draws on the finest scholarship, distilling from it the essential theories and data, and makes it intelligible to the general public." -- Harold H. Oliver, Boston University School of Theology

"Nielsen handles 'mythos' and 'myth' quite fairly, with evident awareness that fundamentalists will reject the term an...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Dimensions of Religion
The Political Dimensions of Religion (August 1993)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor

"The only other book that deals with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim fundamentalism is the book by Bruce Lawrence. It does not have the range of Arjomand's book." -- Hamid Algar, University of California, Berkeley

"In this book, Said Amir Arjomand has brought together a number of brilliant essays, each addressing a particular aspect of that beguiling force of attraction that relentlessly keeps religion and politics in close proximity--i...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Regimes and State Formation
Religious Regimes and State Formation (August 1991)
Perspectives from European Ethnology
Eric R. Wolf - Editor

This book intends to systematically overcome the received practice of treating religion and politics as wholly separate and independent domains. It studies power and meaning in their "antagonistic interdependencies" rather than approaching religion purely as a realm of meaning without reference to issues of power, or dealing with politics as the province of power without raising questions of meaning. Religion and politics are thus seen in relation...(Read More)
 
 
Nuclear Madness
Nuclear Madness (February 1991)
Religion and the Psychology of the Nuclear Age
Ira Chernus - Author

"Chernus has energetically and imaginatively answered the challenge to scholars of religion to make the nuclear age a central focus of their research and reflection. Chernus's work does that, and has the additional benefit of demonstrating the need to do that in a way that integrates social science approaches with more traditional phenomenology of religion approaches." --H. John McDargh, Boston College

This book builds on Robe...(Read More)
 
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