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  • One Nation, Under Godsby Peter Manseau

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 31.71

    A groundbreaking new look at the story of America At the heart of the nation's spiritual history are audacious and often violent scenes. But the Puritans and the shining city on the hill give us just one way to understand the United States. Rather than recite American history from a Christian vantage point, Peter Manseau proves that what really... more...

  • One Nation, Under Godsby Peter Manseau

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    A groundbreaking new look at the story of America At the heart of the nation's spiritual history are audacious and often violent scenes. But the Puritans and the shining city on the hill give us just one way to understand the United States. Rather than recite American history from a Christian vantage point, Peter Manseau proves that what really... more...

  • The Myth and Ritual Schoolby 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...

  • The Law of Love and The Law of Violenceby Leo Tolstoy

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    An examination of the conflicts within and among nations, this treatise proposes a remedy based on true Christian doctrine: recognition of love as the supreme law of life. Written just before World War I, it articulates Tolstoy's famous dictum that it is morally superior to suffer violence than to do violence?a philosophy that has inspired Gandhi,... more...

  • The Sense of the Universeby Alexei V. Nesteruk

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    The Sense of the Universe deals with existential and phenomenological reflection upon modern cosmology with the aim to reveal hidden theological commitments in cosmology related to the mystery of human existence. The book proposes a new approach to the dialogue between science and theology based in a thorough philosophical analysis of acting forms... 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...

  • 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 living... 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...