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- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99
In this addition to the field of Jewish ethics, Goodman argues that the Jewish tradition has a significant contribution to make to the general discourse on ethical issues. Refuting the notion that "human rights" is a modern issue, he traces the idea of such rights to biblical sources. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95
Can religion survive Darwinism? Do scientists entering the lab or heading for the field have to bracket, or reject outright, all religious commitments and convictions? Trenchantly laying out the evidence for natural selection and carefully following and underscoring the themes and theses of Genesis, L. E. Goodman traces the historical and conceptual... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 44.99
This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values. Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00
Goodman argues we can respect one another and learn from one another's ways without sharing them or relinquishing our own. more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 28.99
This is a new English translation of a classic of medieval Islamic learning, which illuminates the intellectual debates of its age and speaks vividly to the concerns of our own. It is the most famous work of the Brethren of Purity, a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad. In this rich allegorical fable the exploited and oppressed... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00
How should we speak of bodies and souls? In Coming to Mind , Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico pick their way through the minefields of materialist reductionism to present the soul not as the brain’s rival but as its partner. What acts, they argue, is what is real. The soul is not an ethereal wisp but a lively subject, emergent from... more...
- Sheed & Ward 2004; US$ 23.99
In the twenty-first century, Jews and Christians are challenged to reconsider their theological assumptions by two inescapable truths: the moral tragedy of the holocaust demands that Christian thinkers acknowledge the violent effects of theologically delegitimizing Jews and Judaism, and the pervasive reality of cultural and religious pluralism calls... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 44.99
Conventional wisdom suggests that theology is necessarily unfriendly to the liberal state, but neither philosophical analysis nor empirical argument has convincingly established that conclusion. Examining the problem from a variety of perspectives, including law, philosophy, history, political theory, and religious studies, the essays in Theology and... more...