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  • 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,... more...

  • From Theology to Theological Thinkingby Jean-Yves Lacoste; Jeffrey Bloechl; W. Chris Hackett

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    "Christian philosophy" is commonly regarded as an oxymoron, philosophy being thought incompatible with the assumptions and conclusions required by religious faith. According to this way of thinking, philosophy and theology must forever remain distinct. In From Theology to Theological Thinking, Jean-Yves Lacoste takes a different... more...

  • Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theoryby Carl Raschke

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 29.50

    While the academic study of religion has increased almost exponentially in the past fifty years, general theories of religion have been in significant decline. In his new book, Carl Raschke offers the first systematic exploration of how the postmodern philosophical theories of Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek... 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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... 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... 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,... 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...