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The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila & E. Allison Peers Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism remains as fresh and inspiring today as it was 400 years ago. Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical...


Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book gathers a variety of illuminating essays by an internationally known scholar of religion and ecology. New writings on technology, facing death, and an intellectual autobiography continue Gottlieb’s...


Syntheism - Creating God in the Internet Age

by Alexander Bard, Jan Soderqvist & John Wright Stockholm Text (October 06, 2014)

Internet as a religion – A thought-provocing analysis of our times and an inspiring insight into tomorrow.


The Christian Heritage: Problems and Prospects

by George Anastaplo & Martin E. Marty Lexington Books (March 16, 2010)

The Christian Heritage delves into the history of the western Christian heritage. Challenges to the Christian heritage, a heritage nourished both by Judaism and by the western classics, have been stimulated...


The high ideal

by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov Editions Prosveta (October 30, 2014)

‘Every ideal, whatever it may be, has a magical quality: it is linked to us, and it transmits something of its very quintessence. If we have chosen a very high ideal, it will constantly supply us with beneficial...


Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova UPA (September 24, 2014)

There is no universally accepted definition of moral damages. The concept is usually understood in the context of torts that cause psychological harm to a person that are difficult to quantify. Heaven’s Chancellery...


Metaphysical Problems, Political Solutions: Self, State, and Nation in Hobbes and Locke

by Asaf Z. Sokolowski Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

This book seeks to read the political thought of classic thinkers of the liberal tradition in the context of their metaphysical and theological writings. Sokolowski demonstrates that the political measures offered...


Buddhist Responses to Globalization

by James Mark Shields, Leah Kalmanson, John W. M. Krummel & Melanie L. Harris et al. Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors...


The Fortieth Day

by Kazim Ali BOA Editions Ltd. (July 01, 2014)

An exciting younger poet explores the rhetoric of prayer and the dizzying possibilities of meditative ecstasy.


Darling Vulgarity

by Michael Waters BOA Editions Ltd. (July 01, 2014)

Vivid and sensual new poems from the editor of the prestigious Contemporary American Poetry.


Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home

by Steven A. Burr Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home introduces and situates “existential exile” as an experience of the fundamental finitude of human existence and demonstrates how a particular...


Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences

by John J. Pasquini UPA (April 15, 2014)

Atheist Persona is a summary of the most recent research on the subject of atheism. In an effort to create a more courteous dialogue between theists and atheists, this book acknowledges that while there are...


Echoes of Aquinas in Cusanus's Vision of Man

by Markus Führer Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

This book examines the influence of Saint Thomas Aquinas upon Nicholas of Cusa’s (Cusanus) doctrine of human nature. It explores this influence against the background of other authors associated with Cusanus’...


Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth

by J. R. Hustwit Lexington Books (April 04, 2014)

Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth argues that in inter-religious dialogue, we must not dismiss truth claims—whether metaphysical, ethical, or aesthetic—as mere cultural preference or existential...


Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity

by Jeanne Christensen Lexington Books (February 14, 2014)

This book examines the intersections of gender and race in a liberation movement propelled by an African spiritual ethos and restores agency to the RastaWoman’s subversive participation in the ritual known...


Translating Totality in Parts: Chengguan's Commentaries and Subcommentaries to the Avatamska Sutra

by Guo Cheen UPA (March 25, 2014)

This book offers an annotated translation of two of preeminent Chinese Tang dynasty monk Chengguan’s most revered masterpieces. With this book, Chengguan’s Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra and The Meanings...


Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

by Yael Lin, Eli Schonfeld, Gary D. Mole & Elisabeth Goldwyn et al. Lexington Books (March 20, 2014)

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures captures the drama of the encounter between a great philosopher and a text of primary importance. The book considers the ways in which Levinas's thoughts can open up the biblical...


Buddha at the Apocalypse

by Kurt Spellmeyer & Robert Thurman Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Timely and audacious, Buddha at the Apocalypse challenges us to look directly at the devastating assumptions underlying the very mechanisms of the modern world - and offers a clarion call to awaken from a pervasive...


Omniscience and the Rhetoric of Reason

by Sara L. McClintock Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

The great Buddhist scholars Santaraksita (725 - 88 CE.) and his disciple Kamalasila were among the most influential thinkers in classical India. They debated ideas not only within the Buddhist tradition but...


Public Zen, Personal Zen: A Buddhist Introduction

by Peter D. Hershock Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 14, 2014)

This deeply informed book introduces the basic teachings and practices of Buddhism and their spread across Asia. Peter D. Hershock explores the history of the enduring Japanese tradition of Zen—from its beginnings...


Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life

by Toinette Lippe Monkfish Book Publishing (February 03, 2014)

A brilliant meditation on how to move through the day with elegant economy and grace. Reprint edition with new Afterword.


Caught In The Act: Reflections on Being, Knowing and Doing

by Toinette Lippe Monkfish Book Publishing (February 03, 2014)

A literate and profound meditation that illuminates the truth of who we are. Reprint edition with new Afterword.


Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

by Mary-Jane Rubenstein Columbia University Press (January 28, 2014)

“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as a scientific...


René Girard and Creative Reconciliation

by Thomas Ryba, Leonhard Praeg, Nadia Delicata & Jon Pahl et al. Lexington Books (January 09, 2014)

The contribution of this book to the field of reconciliation is both theoretical and practical, recognizing that good theory guides effective practice and practice is the ground for compelling theory. Using...


Philosophical Letters: (Letters Concerning the English Nation)

by Voltaire Dover Publications (May 15, 2012)

The voice of the Age of Reason remarks on English religion and politics during the early 18th century: Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Anti-Trinitarians, Parliament, government, commerce, plus essays...


Western Mysticism: Augustine, Gregory, and Bernard on Contemplation and the Contemplative Life

by Dom Cuthbert Butler Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Extracts from the writings of three of Western Christianity's most revered teachers of mystical theology express what they themselves wrote and thought about their mysticism.


The Guide for the Perplexed

by Moses Maimonides Dover Publications (July 16, 2012)

Complete text of crucial medieval work of philosophy: reconciliation of Aristotle and Scripture. Includes Life of Maimonides, analysis of The Guide, indexes of quotations from Scripture, Talmud. Maimonides,...


Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

by Evelyn Underhill Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Classic introduction to mysticism and mystical consciousness: awakening of the self, purification, voices and visions, ecstasy and rapture, dark night of the soul, much more.


Language and Myth

by Ernst Cassirer Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

Analyzes nonrational thought processes, demonstrating underlying grammar; Indian philosophy, Schelling modern poetry, much more.


The Cloud of Unknowing: The Classic of Medieval Mysticism

by Evelyn Underhill Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This14th-century manual for those starting on the path to a contemplative life states that a "cloud of unknowing" separates people from God, and that it can only be penetrated by love.


Dark Night of the Soul

by St. John of the Cross Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer,...


The Confessions of St. Augustine

by St. Augustine Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery...


A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy & Aylmer Maude Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

This poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man's struggle...


The Imitation of Christ

by Thomas A Kempis, Aloysius Croft & Harold Bolton Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This religious classic has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and...


Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson's Writings

by M. Andrew Holowchak, Derek H. Davis, Richard E. Dixon & Paul B. Thompson et al. Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson’s Writings is a collection of essays on topics that relate to philosophical aspects of Jefferson’s thinking over the years....


The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians

by Andrew Davison SCM Press (November 19, 2013)

From the dawn of Western thought to the present day, The Love of Wisdom tells the story of philosophy as something intensely theological, both in its insights and its wrong turns. The book will be invaluable...


Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence

by Shai Held Indiana University Press (November 04, 2013)

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has...


Questioning Martin Heidegger: On Western Metaphysics, Bhuddhist Ethics, and the Fate of the Sentient Earth

by Eric D. Meyer UPA (February 14, 2013)

In Questioning Martin Heidegger, Martin Heidegger’s “Overcoming Metaphysics” provides the jumping-off point for a wide-ranging critique and deconstruction of Western philosophy. This book also addresses...


Jesus the Radical: The Parables and Modern Morality

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti Lexington Books (October 22, 2013)

Jesus the Radical connects the lessons of six parables of the New Testament with moral issues examined by leading contemporary philosophers. The book demonstrates how deeply opposed is Jesus’ radical moral...


Truity: The Essence of Truth

by Abram Allen Hamilton Books (September 03, 2013)

Truity reveals the fundamental law: no subject possesses truth as every subject represents truth. Man has yet to learn this basic rule of grammar. To be born in ignorance is understandable but to stand in ignorance...


The Oasis of Now: Selected Poems

by Sohrab Sepehri, Kazim Ali & Mohammad Jafar Mahallati BOA Editions Ltd. (October 14, 2013)

First US publication of one of Iran's most important contemporary poets. This bilingual edition includes an essay/introduction by Kazim Ali.


Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

by Tyler Roberts Columbia University Press (September 17, 2013)

Tyler Roberts encourages scholars to abandon the conceptual opposition between “secular” and “religious” to better understand the revival of political and public religion across the world. Roberts approaches...


Expressing the Inexpressible in Lyotard and Pseudo-Dionysius: Bearing Witness as Spiritual Exercise

by Mélanie V. Walton Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

Rigorously studying the inexpressible expression provoked by the silenced testimony of the Holocaust survivor, in Jean-François Lyotard’s The Differend, and the religious faithful, in Pseudo-Dionysius’...


Interdisciplinary Interpretation: Paul Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Theology and Science

by Kenneth A. Reynhout Lexington Books (June 20, 2013)

By appealing to Paul Ricoeur’s view of interpretation as the dialectical process of understanding through explanation, Kenneth A. Reynhout contributes to the growing field of religion and science by developing...


The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps

by John D. Caputo Indiana University Press (September 13, 2013)

The Insistence of God presents the provocative idea that God does not exist, God insists, while God's existence is a human responsibility, which may or may not happen. For John D. Caputo, God's existence is...


A Phenomenology of Christian Life: Glory and Night

by Felix O Murchadha Indiana University Press (September 11, 2013)

How does Christian philosophy address phenomena in the world? Felix Ó Murchadha believes that seeing, hearing, or otherwise sensing the world through faith requires transcendence or thinking through glory and...


Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Dante and His Precursors

by Ernest L. Fortin & Marc A. LePain Lexington Books (August 06, 2002)

Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages offers scholars of Dante's Divine Comedy an integral understanding of the political, philosophical, and religious context of the medieval masterwork. First penned in...


Aquinas's Summa Theologiae

by Brian Davies Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 30, 2005)

Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) was first and foremost a Christian theologian. Yet he was also one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages. Drawing on classical authors, and incorporating ideas from Jewish...


Spiritual Writings: A New Translation and Selection

by Soren Kierkegaard & George Pattison HarperCollins e-books (November 09, 2010)

“By far the most profound thinker of the 19th century” —Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

“Kierkegaard’s great contribution to Western philosophy was to assert, or to reassert with Romantic urgency, that, subjectively...


The Problem with God: Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong

by Peter Steinberger Columbia University Press (June 04, 2013)

Whether people praise, worship, criticize, or reject God, they all presuppose at least a rough notion of what it means to talk about God. Turning the certainty of this assumption on its head, a respected educator...