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  • The Way of the 88 Templesby Robert C. Sibley

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    Compelled to seek something more than what modern society has to offer, Robert Sibley turned to an ancient setting for help in recovering what has been lost. The Henro Michi is one of the oldest and most famous pilgrimage routes in Japan. It consists of a circuit of eighty-eight temples around the perimeter of Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's four... 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 to religion... more...

  • The Way of the Starsby Robert C. Sibley

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 23.95

    Since medieval times, pilgrimages have been a popular religious or spiritual undertaking. Even today, between seventy and one hundred million people a year make pilgrimages, if not for expressly religious reasons, then for an alternative to secular goals and the preoccupation with consumption and entertainment characteristic of contemporary life.... more...

  • Textual Intimacyby Wesley A. Kort

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Given its affinity with questions of identity, autobiography offers a way into the interior space between author and reader, especially when writers define themselves in terms of religion. In his exploration of this "textual intimacy," Wesley Kort begins with a theorization of what it means to say who one is and how one's self-account as a religious... more...

  • Sobering Wisdomby Jerome A. Miller; Nicholas Plants

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step program now provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and undergoing profound personal transformation. Yet thus far it has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers, despite the fact that, like philosophy, the program... 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 Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscienceby Clifford A. Pickover

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    In his most ambitious book yet, Clifford Pickover bridges the gulf between logic, spirit, science, and religion. While exploring the concept of omniscience, Pickover explains the kinds of relationships limited beings can have with an all-knowing God. Pickover's thought exercises, controversial experiments, and practical analogies help us transcend... more...

  • Religion, Torture and the Liberation of Godby Mario I Aguilar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    If God can be used by the powerful to justify violence in the name of order, he can also be used by the weak to illuminate the position of the victims of political conflict. Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God explores the theological possibilities of a God who is a prisoner and a victim of torture. The book relocates God to the horrors... more...

  • The Pagan Writes Backby Zhange Ni

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In the first book to consider the study of world religion and world literature in concert, Zhange Ni proposes a new reading strategy that she calls "pagan criticism," which she applies not only to late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century literary texts that engage the global resurgence of religion but also to the very concepts of religion and... more...

  • Beyond Good and Evilby Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Helen Zimmern

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.99

    Beyong Good and Evil expands on the ideas Nietzsche first published in Thus Spake Zarathustra . Darker in its philosophy, this text questions Christianity as a basis for moral thinking. In its place, Nietzsche calls for the use of bold critical thinking and individualism. more...