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  • The Myth and Ritual School: J..G.. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualistsby Robert Ackerman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The enduring importance of his book The Golden Bough keeps J.G. Frazer's name prominent on the list of the most significant figures in modern religious studies. But by no means was Fraser the sole influence on the Cambridge-based school of thought-- myth-ritualism-- most often associated with him. In this intellectual history of the fellowship of... more...

  • Das Geheimnis des Loslassensby Master Han Shan

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 8.09

    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...

  • Der Mut zum Seinby Paul Tillich; Christian Danz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 525.00

    Paul Tillichs (1886-1965) im Jahre 1952 erschienene Schrift 'Courage to Be' gehört zu dessen bedeutendsten Texten, die ihn weit über die Grenzen der akademischen Theologie bekannt machten. In ihr fasst er zentrale Motive seines theologischen Gesamtwerkes brennpunktartig in seiner Reformulierung des Glaubensbegriffs als Mut zum Sein vor dem Hintergrund... more...

  • Vigilant Faithby Daniel Boscaljon

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    In Vigilant Faith: Passionate Agnosticism in a Secular World, Daniel Boscaljon takes up the contemporary challenges to faith by skepticism and secularism. He proposes a model of faith for believers and unbelievers alike?a passionate agnosticism?that is rooted in a skeptical consciousness. Skepticism and faith are structurally similar, he writes,... more...

  • Encountering the Secularby J. Heath Atchley

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 19.50

    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 and film,... more...

  • The Reason of the Giftby Jean-Luc Marion; Stephen E. Lewis

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 29.50

    This book represents a continuation of Jean-Luc Marion?s work on givenness as a foundational concept. A former student of Jacques Derrida, Marion is known for his work in seventeenth-century French philosophy, for his theory of "God without being," and for his reformulation of phenomenology. Marion?s groundbreaking work on givenness is articulated... more...

  • Fatalism in American Film Noirby Robert B. Pippin

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 16.50

    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 individuals... more...

  • Bewildered Travelby Frederick J. Ruf

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 16.50

    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...

  • When the Sun Dancedby Jeffrey S. Bennett

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.50

    Between May and October of 1917, three young shepherds were reportedly visited six times by an apparition of the Virgin Mary near the town of Fátima in Portugal. At the final apparition event, approximately 70,000 visitors gathered to witness a prophesied miracle intended to convince the public that the children?s visions were of divine origin. The... more...

  • Word, Like Fireby Valerie C. Cooper

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 39.50

    Maria Stewart is believed by many to have been the first American woman of any race to give public political speeches. In Word, Like Fire, Valerie C. Cooper argues that the religious, political, and social threads of Maria Stewart's thought are tightly interwoven, such that focusing narrowly on any one aspect would be to misunderstand her rhetoric.... more...