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The Asymptote of Love
The Asymptote of Love (November 2018)
From Mundane to Religious to God's Love
James Kellenberger - Author

Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.

In The Asymptote of Love, James Kellenberger develops a theory of religious love that resists essentialist definitions of the term and brings into conversation historical debates on love in Western philosophy and Christian theology. He argues that if love can be likened to a mathematical asymptote, which is a ...(Read More)
 
 
Effing the Ineffable
Effing the Ineffable (October 2018)
Existential Mumblings at the Limits of Language
Wesley J. Wildman - Author

A meditation on how religious language tries to limn the liminal, conceive the inconceivable, speak the unspeakable, and say the unsayable.

In Effing the Ineffable, Wesley J. Wildman confronts the human obsession with ultimate reality and our desire to conceive and speak of this reality through religious language, despite the seeming impossibility of doing so. Each chapter is a meditative essay on an aspect of life that,...(Read More)
 
 
Atmospheres of Breathing
Atmospheres of Breathing (April 2018)
Lenart Škof - Editor
Petri Berndtson - Editor

Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.

As a physiological or biological matter, breath is mostly considered to be mechanical and thoughtless. By expanding on the insights of many religions and therapeutic practices, which emphasize the cultivation of breath, the contributors argue that breath should be understood as fundam...(Read More)
 
 
Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion
Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion (April 2018)
A Possible Future
Jim Kanaris - Editor

Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.

This collection addresses, as it exemplifies, an identity crisis in contemporary philosophy of religion. It represents a unique two-way dialogue between philosophers of religion and scholars of religion and broaches issues pertaining to the philosophy of...(Read More)
 
 
The Split God
The Split God (March 2018)
Pentecostalism and Critical Theory
Nimi Wariboko - Author

Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.

Although Pentecostalism is generally considered a conservative movement, in The Split God Nimi Wariboko shows that its operative everyday notion of God is a radical one that poses, under cover of loyalty, a challenge to orthodox Christianity. He argues that the image of God that arises out of the everyday practices of Pentecostalism is ...(Read More)
 
 
Defining Religion
Defining Religion (January 2018)
Essays in Philosophy of Religion
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

Provides a new orientation to philosophy of religion and a new theory of how religion ought to be defined.

In this collection of essays, written over the past decade, Robert Cummings Neville addresses contemporary debates about the concept of religion and the importance of the comparative method in theology, while advancing and defending his own original definition of religion. Neville’s hypothesis is that religion is a c...(Read More)
 
 
Failing Desire
Failing Desire (January 2018)
Karmen MacKendrick - Author

Draws on theology and queer theory to argue for the power of humiliating pleasures in a culture oriented very strongly to denying any enjoyment that is not about success.

Luckily for human diversity, we are perfectly capable of desiring impossible things. Failing Desire explores a particular set of these impossibilities, those connected to humiliation. These include the failure of autonomy in submission, of inward privacy...(Read More)
 
 
Satan and Apocalypse
Satan and Apocalypse (December 2017)
And Other Essays in Political Theology
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author

Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.

In this series of essays, Thomas J. J. Altizer explores the Christian epic as the site of modern revolutionary apocalyptic reenactments and renewals of the original apocalypse enacted by Jesus Christ and primitive Christianity. Beginning with the pivotal seve...(Read More)
 
 
The Greatest Mirror
The Greatest Mirror (November 2017)
Heavenly Counterparts in the Jewish Pseudepigrapha
Andrei A. Orlov - Author

A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts.

The idea of a heavenly double—an angelic twin of an earthbound human—can be found in Christian, Manichaean, Islamic, and Kabbalistic traditions. Scholars have long traced the lineage of these ideas to Greco-Roman and Iranian sources. In The Greatest Mirror, Andrei A. Orlov shows that heavenly twin imagery drew in large part ...(Read More)
 
 
Movies and Midrash
Movies and Midrash (September 2017)
Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation
Wendy I. Zierler - Author
Eugene B. Borowitz - Foreword by

Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue.

Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience presented by the Jewish Book Council

Movies and Midrash uses cinema as a springboard to discuss central Jewish texts and matters of belief. A number of books have drawn on films to explicate Christian the...(Read More)
 
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