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  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.29

    In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World , New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different... more...

  • Sense and Sensualityby Ravi Zacharias

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    WHY versus WHY NOT?   Why did God place us in a world full of pleasures if we aren?t meant to pursue them all?   In an imaginative dialogue, Oscar Wilde asks Jesus Christ to respond to this question about critical lifestyle choices. Their talk vividly illustrates the arguments for both sensual pleasure-seeking and moral moderation.  ... more...

  • Bewildered Travelby Frederick J. Ruf

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 18.50

    Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis,... more...

  • Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantmentby Paul Maltby

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 24.50

    Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern culture of disenchantment. Arguing that each camp represents the poles of America's virulent culture wars, he shows how the cultural identity, lifestyle, and political... more...

  • Das Geheimnis des Loslassensby Master Han Shan

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 7.15

    Egal ob das neueste Handy, die überfällige Beförderung oder die anstehende Urlaubsreise: Wir glauben stets, nur durch die Erfüllung unserer Wünsche glücklich sein zu können. Master Han Shan zeigt mithilfe buddhistischer Grundsätze, wie man aus dem Teufelskreis des Verlangens ausbricht. Wer seinem Prinzip des Loslassens folgt, befreit sich von Alltagsdruck,... more...

  • Doing Justice to Mercyby Jonathan Rothchild; Matthew Myer Boulton; Kevin Jung

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 21.50

    It is often assumed that the law and religion address different spheres of human life. Religion and ethics articulate complex systems of moral reasoning that concern norms, deliberation of ends, cultivation of disposition, and transformation of moral agency. Law, in contrast, seeks to govern human conduct through procedural justice, rights,... more...

  • Encountering the Secularby J. Heath Atchley

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 21.50

    In Encountering the Secular, J. Heath Atchley proposes an alternative to the understanding of the secular as that which opposes the religious, and he turns to American and Continental philosophy to support his critique. Drawing from thinkers as disparate as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Gilles Deleuze, and engaging with contemporary literature... more...

  • Fatalism in American Film Noirby Robert B. Pippin

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 17.50

    The crime melodramas of the 1940s known now as film noir shared many formal and thematic elements, from unusual camera angles and lighting to moral ambiguity and femmes fatales. In this book Robert Pippin argues that many of these films also raise distinctly philosophical questions. Where most Hollywood films of that era featured reflective... more...

  • The First Graceby Russell Hittinger

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    In the book?s first section, Hittinger defines the natural law, considers its proper relationship to moral theology and the positive law, and explains how and when judges should be guided by natural law considerations. Then, in the book?s second section, he contends with a number of controversial legal and cultural issues from a natural law perspective.... more...

  • Freud and Augustine in Dialogueby William B. Parsons

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    "It is arguably the case," writes William Parsons, "that no two figures have had more influence on the course of Western introspective thought than Freud and Augustine." Yet it is commonly assumed that Freud and Augustine would have nothing to say to each other with regard to spirituality or mysticism, given the former's alleged antipathy... more...