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  • Der Mut zum Seinby Paul Tillich; Christian Danz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 525.00

    Published in 1952, Paul Tillich?s (1886?1965) seminal work The Courage to Be is among his most important writings, and it established his reputation outside of academic theology. In this book, he summarized in concise form the core themes of his overall theology, reformulating the notion of faith as ?the courage to be? while also furnishing a re-interpretation... more...

  • Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaismby Michael L. Morgan; Steven Weitzman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Over the centuries, the messianic tradition has provided the language through which modern Jewish philosophers, socialists, and Zionists envisioned a utopian future. Michael L. Morgan, Steven Weitzman, and an international group of leading scholars ask new questions and provide new ways of thinking about this enduring Jewish idea. Using the writings... more...

  • Das Geheimnis des Loslassensby Master Han Shan

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 7.78

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 19.50

    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, and public... more...