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The Ethics of Nature and the Nature of Ethics by Gary Keogh The Ethics of Nature and the Nature of Ethics

This volume explores questions that emerge from considering the relationship between nature and ethics through philosophical, theological, ethical, and environmental lenses.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Philosophy, Art, and Religion Understanding Faith and Creativity by Gordon (Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey) Graham Philosophy, Art, and Religion Understanding Faith and Creativity
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Systematically explores the affinity and the rivalry between art and religion, focusing at length on music, visual art, literature, and architecture in turn.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion by James Alison The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion

The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion draws on the expertise of leading scholars and thinkers to explore the violent origins of culture, the meaning of ritual, and the conjunction of theology and anthropology, as well as secularization, science,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Philosophies of Happiness A Comparative Introduction to the Flourishing Life by Diana Lobel Philosophies of Happiness A Comparative Introduction to the Flourishing Life

Philosophies of Happiness provides a rich spectrum of arguments for a theory of happiness as flourishing, offering a global, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary perspective on how to create a vital, fulfilling, and significant life. Diana Lobel brings together perspectives from a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

From Possession to Freedom - The Journey of Nili-Nilakeci by R. Umamaheshwari From Possession to Freedom - The Journey of Nili-Nilakeci

The Tamil text Nilakeci, published between the first and fifth centuries, deals with Jaina philosophy through the use of an unusual literary technique: retrieving a pey, or possessing spirit (usually a woman), from the folk tradition and casting it in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Philosophies of Happiness A Comparative Introduction to the Flourishing Life by Diana Lobel Philosophies of Happiness A Comparative Introduction to the Flourishing Life

Philosophies of Happiness provides a rich spectrum of arguments for a theory of happiness as flourishing, offering a global, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary perspective on how to create a vital, fulfilling, and significant life. Diana Lobel brings together perspectives from a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Persons The Difference between `Someone' and `Something' by Robert (Emeritus Professor, University of Munich; Honorary Professor, University of Salzburg) Spaemann Persons The Difference between `Someone' and `Something'
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An examination and defence of the concept of personality, long central to Western moral culture but now increasingly under attack. Robert Spaemann tackles urgent practical questions, such as our treatment of the severely disabled human and the moral status of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

Selected Essays of Edwards A. Park by Charles F. Parham Selected Essays of Edwards A. Park

This volume, originally published in 1987, includes several of Edwards A. Park's influential essays and sermons, including Connection between Theological Study and Pulpit Eloquence, Duties of a Theologian and Unity Amid Diversities of Belief, Even on Imputed and Involuntary Sin....
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Mobian Nights Reading Literature and Darkness by Sandor Goodhart Mobian Nights Reading Literature and Darkness

I died at Auschwitz, French writer Charlotte Delbo asserts, and nobody knows it. Mobian Nights: Reading Literature and Darkness develops a new understanding of literary reading: that in the wake of disasters like the Holocaust, death remains a premise of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

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Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues by Graham Oppy, Dr Nick Trakakis Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues
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Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues, volume three, provides a unique approach to the philosophy of religion, embracing a range of religious faiths and spiritualities. This volume brings together four leading scholars and philosophers of religion, who engage in friendly but rigorous cross-cultural...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues by Graham Oppy, Dr Nick Trakakis Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues
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Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues, volume one, provides a unique approach to the philosophy of religion, embracing a range of religious faiths and spiritualities. This volume brings together five leading scholars and philosophers of religion, who engage in friendly but rigorous cross-cultural...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues by Graham Oppy, Dr Nick Trakakis Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues
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Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues, volume two, provides a unique approach to the philosophy of religion, embracing a range of religious faiths and spiritualities. This volume brings together four leading scholars and philosophers of religion, who engage in friendly but rigorous cross-cultural...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

What is This Thing Called Philosophy of Religion? by Elizabeth (Heythrop College University of London UK) Burns What is This Thing Called Philosophy of Religion?

What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? grapples with the core topics studied on philosophy of religion undergraduate courses including: * the meaning of religious language, including 20th century developments * the nature of the Divine, including divine power,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

What is This Thing Called Philosophy of Religion? by Elizabeth (Heythrop College University of London UK) Burns What is This Thing Called Philosophy of Religion?

What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? grapples with the core topics studied on philosophy of religion undergraduate courses including: * the meaning of religious language, including 20th century developments * the nature of the Divine, including divine power,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8 by Jonathan L. (Professor of Philosophy, Washington University in St Louis) Kvanvig Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8
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Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8 by Jonathan L. (Professor of Philosophy, Washington University in St Louis) Kvanvig Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8
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Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Apatheia in the Teachings of Evagrius Ponticus The Health of the Soul by Monica Tobon Apatheia in the Teachings of Evagrius Ponticus The Health of the Soul

Evagrius of Pontus (c.345-399 CE) has been renowned for the depth and subtlety of his psychological and spiritual insight ever since his lifetime. The disposition that he calls apatheia harmonises and stabilises the soul, bringing freedom from destructive patterns of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Revival: Kierkegaard, Language and the Reality of God (2001) by Dr. Steven Shakespeare Revival: Kierkegaard, Language and the Reality of God (2001)

This title was first published in 2001: Debate about the reality of God risks becoming an arid stalemate. An unbridgeable gulf seems to be fixed between realists, arguing that God exists independently of our language and beliefs, and anti-realists for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion by David Stewart Exploring the Philosophy of Religion

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion, 7th Edition, combines the best features of a text and a reader by offering clear analysis coupled with important primary-source readings. Professor David Stewart called upon his 30-plus years of teaching experience to introduce students...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Reason, Community and Religious Tradition Anselm's Argument and the Friars by Scott Matthews Reason, Community and Religious Tradition Anselm's Argument and the Friars

This title was first published in 2001: Reason, Community and Religious Tradition examines key questions about the relationship of rationality to its contexts by tracing the early history of the so-called 'ontological' argument. The book follows Anselm's Proslogion from its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Indian Way An Introduction to the Philosophies & Religions of India by John M Koller The Indian Way An Introduction to the Philosophies & Religions of India

There is no other book that explains both the philosophies and religions of India in their full historical development. The Indian Way is accessible to beginning students, and does justice to the Indian tradition?s richness of religious and philosophical thought....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

William James on Religion and Democracy by Stephen (Brown University, Rhode Island) Bush William James on Religion and Democracy
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A study of William James' philosophy of democracy and pluralism and its relevance to modern debates.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Powers of Distinction On Religion and Modernity by Nancy Levene Powers of Distinction On Religion and Modernity

In this major new work, philosopher of religion Nancy Levene examines the elemental character of modernity and religion. Deep in their operating system, she argues, are dualisms of opposition and identity that lead to social and personal dead ends. But...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion-and Vice Versa by Thomas A. (Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Brown University) Lewis Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion-and Vice Versa
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This work argues for the need to close the gap between the fields of the philosophy of religion and religious studies. It maps the contemporary landscape of philosophy of religion in relation to religious studies and identifies hopeful signs of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion by James Kellenberger Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Using various and competing religious sensibilities, Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion helps students work through the traditional material and their own religious questions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion by Allen Stairs A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

With an approachable, reader-friendly style, A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion provides up-to-date themes in contemporary, analytic philosophy of religion. This provocative collection of readings stimulates clear thinking and careful attention to the reasons for taking up views...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought by Michael (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington) Ing The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought
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This book is about the necessity, and even value, of vulnerability in human experience. In it, Michael Ing brings early Chinese texts into dialogue with questions about the ways in which meaningful things are vulnerable to powers beyond our control;...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking The Skills of Reasoning and the Virtues of Inquiry by T. Ryan (University of Sheffield) Byerly Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking The Skills of Reasoning and the Virtues of Inquiry


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Philosophy, Art, and Religion Understanding Faith and Creativity by Gordon (Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey) Graham Philosophy, Art, and Religion Understanding Faith and Creativity
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Systematically explores the affinity and the rivalry between art and religion, focusing at length on music, visual art, literature, and architecture in turn.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Hell and the Mercy of God by Adrian J. Reimers Hell and the Mercy of God

If God is truly merciful and loving, perfect in goodness, how can he consign human beings created in his own image to eternal torment in hell? God's goodness seems incompatible with inflicting horrible evil upon those who oppose his will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Good and the Good Book Revelation as a Guide to Life by Samuel (University of Illinois-Chicago) Fleischacker The Good and the Good Book Revelation as a Guide to Life

Religions that center around a revelation-or a 'good book', which is seen as God's word-are widely regarded as irrational and dangerous, based on outdated science and conducive to illiberal, inhumane moral attitudes. Samuel Fleischacker offers a powerful defense of revealed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy by Helen (University of Oxford, UK) De Cruz Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy
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Experimental philosophy has blossomed into a variety of philosophical fields including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of language. But there has been very little experimental philosophical research in the domain of philosophy of religion. Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Religious Philosophy of Roger Scruton by James (McGill, Canada) Bryson The Religious Philosophy of Roger Scruton
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In his most recent work, the contemporary philosopher Roger Scruton has turned his attention to religion. Although a religious sensibility ties together his astonishingly prodigious and dynamic output as a philosopher, poet and composer, his recent exploration of religious and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Religion and Development in the Global South by Rumy Hasan Religion and Development in the Global South

This book examines how the beliefs and practices of each of the major world religions, as well as other belief systems, affect the variables that influence growth and development in the Global South. Evidence suggests that as countries develop, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

LooseLeaf for Experiencing the World's Religions Tradition, Challenge, and Change by Michael Molloy LooseLeaf for Experiencing the World's Religions Tradition, Challenge, and Change

Provides a learning experience for students. This title offers students the chance to develop their critical analysis skills and put their informed opinions on religion into writing.
Format: Loose-leaf - Released: 25/07/2017

: Paul Tillich (1973) An Essay on the Role of Ontology in his Philosophical Theology by Alistair M. Macleod : Paul Tillich (1973) An Essay on the Role of Ontology in his Philosophical Theology

First published in 1973, this is the first book on Paul Tillich in which a sustained attempt is made to sort out and evaluate the questions to which Tillich addresses himself in the crucial philosophical parts of his theological system....
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Religious Epiphanies Across Traditions and Cultures by James Kellenberger Religious Epiphanies Across Traditions and Cultures

This book explores religious epiphanies in which there is the appearance of God, a god or a goddess, or a manifestation of the divine or religious reality as received in human experience. Drawing upon the scriptures of various traditions, ancillary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2017

Rule of St Benedict by Benjamin Laird Rule of St Benedict

Though nearly 1500 years old, The Rule of St. Benedict remains one of the most influential texts in the Western monastic movement. It offers a unique insight into the early development of Christian monasticism and for believers, continues to offer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Mere Christianity by Mark Scarlata Mere Christianity

Lewis's 1952 Mere Christianity-originally printed in pamphlet form during World War II-documents a complex journey from atheism to faith. Lewis's fresh, lively, and often humorous presentation of Christian doctrine helped to make him arguably the greatest defender of Christianity of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

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