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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Ananda Abeysekara contends that democracy, along with its cherished secular norms, is founded on the idea of a promise deferred to the future. Rooted in democracy's messianic promise is the belief that religious& mdash;political identity-such as Buddhist, Hindu, Sinhalese, Christian, Muslim, or Tamil& mdash;can be critiqued, neutralized, improved,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 49.99
The author has been a leader in renewing philosophical respect for the idea that moral obligation may be founded on the command of God. This is a collection of his essays, two of them previously unpublished. more...
- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Why has power in the West assumed the form of an "economy," that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied it? In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God's threefold nature, the... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 49.99
Comics sind fester Bestandteil spätmoderner Text- und Zeichenwelten. Sie haben der Gegenwartskultur nicht nur Storys und Sagenkränze beschert, sondern auch Mythen, Ikonen und Helden. Dass die skizzierten Protagonisten bisweilen auch als Antihelden konstruiert werden ? und sich die Erzählungen insofern auch als Antimythen aufstellen ? bekräftigt im... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99
Der Kampf um Bilder, um ihre Herstellung, ihren Einsatz, ihre Rezeption und Bedeutung reicht sehr weit in die Kulturgeschichte zurück. Von einem ?Kampf um Images? in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft zu sprechen bedeutet indessen, einem soziokulturellen Wandel Rechnung zu tragen, der mit Medienumbrüchen ebenso in Beziehung steht wie mit gesellschaftlichen... more...
- Karnac Books 2009; US$ 33.95
"The Future of an Illusion" reveals Freud's reflections about religion as well as his hope that in the future science will go beyond religion, and reason will replace faith in God. The discussion with an imaginary critic revealed his internal debate, mirroring the debate about this subject in the outside world. However, it also enlightens his way of... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95
Feminist theory and reflections on sexuality and gender rarely make contact with contemporary continental philosophy of religion. Where they all come together, creative and transformative thinking occurs. In Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion, internationally recognized scholars tackle complicated ... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 56.95
In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies. Almost all societies seek to cultivate religions and faith communities as sources of social stability... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 3.99
Discover how mindfulness can help you take care of yourself -and others! Become More Mindful In a Day provides a practicalintroduction to mindfulness, and the benefits of a mindful approachto life. Designed to contain a day’s reading, this handyguide explains what mindfulness is, how to begin practising mindfulmeditation, and explores... more...
- Touchstone 2001; US$ 10.99
Rich, enticing, and delectable as a luscious box of chocolates, this collection offers 55 tales of life and love as a teenager. From teens of every age, including women who remember what it was like, come stories of first love, first jobs, best friends, heartbreak, hope, innocence, and the real world. Poignant, funny, and powerful, these stories tell... more...