Religion: Religion and Philosophy

  • Secularization book cover

    Secularization

    By Charles Turner

    The death of secularization theses keeps being announced but people keep using the word. Historically the transfer of church property to secular use, for sociologists secularization signals a decline in the influence of religious institutions or ideas; yet ‘secularization’ has also been an…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries book cover

    Skepticism

    Historical and Contemporary Inquiries

    Edited by G. Anthony Bruno, A.C. Rutherford

    Skepticism is one of the most enduring and profound of philosophical problems. With its roots in Plato and the Sceptics to Descartes, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, skepticism presents a challenge that every philosopher must reckon with. In this outstanding collection philosophers engage with…

    Hardback – 2017-11-24 
    Routledge

  • Narratives of Secularization book cover

    Narratives of Secularization

    Edited by Peter Harrison

    It is increasingly clear that histories of secularization are not simply dispassionate descriptions of the decline of religious belief and practice in the West. Rather, such narratives often seek to celebrate secularization, promote some version of it, lament it, or otherwise oppose it in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic: Becoming the Magician book cover

    Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic

    Becoming the Magician

    By Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

    In the Western world, magic has often functioned as an umbrella term for various religious beliefs and ritual practices that seek to influence events by harnessing supernatural power. The definition of these myriad occult and esoteric traditions have, however, usually come from those that are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    Gnostica

  • God and the Moral Life book cover

    God and the Moral Life

    Edited by Myriam Renaud, Joshua Daniel

    How do various concepts of God impact the moral life? Is God ultimately required for goodness? In this edited collection, an international panel of contemporary philosophers and theologians offer new avenues of exploration from a theist perspective for these important questions. The book features…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman book cover

    Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics

    Rethinking the Nonhuman

    Edited by Neil Dalal, Chloë Taylor

    To date, philosophical discussions of animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies have been dominated by Western perspectives and Western thinkers. This book makes a novel contribution to animal ethics in showing the range and richness of ideas offered to these fields by diverse Asian traditions.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Religious Diversity: Bivalent truth, tolerance and personhood book cover

    Philosophical Perspectives on Religious Diversity

    Bivalent truth, tolerance and personhood

    Edited by Dirk-Martin Grube, Walter Van Herck

    Addressing the question of what kind of theoretical foundations are required if we wish to have a constructive attitude towards different religions, this book scrutinizes aspects of the human condition, personhood and notions of (exclusive) truth and tolerance. In the book, Wolterstorff suggests…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice: The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net book cover

    Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice

    The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net

    This book, first published in 1994, is a compendium of new translations of certain works regarded as fundamental texts in the Serene Reflection Buddhist Tradition (Sōtō Zen). All the texts were in Chinese, either as original works or as translations from Sanskrit. Several of them are central to the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship: The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai book cover

    Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship

    The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai

    By Reinhard Kammer

    The sword has played an important role in the Japanese consciousness since ancient times. The earliest swords, made of bronze or stone, were clearly, by their design and form, used for ritualistic purposes rather than as weapons. Later, swords were associated only with the warrior class, and lack…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Wild, White Goose: The Diary of a Female Zen Priest book cover

    The Wild, White Goose

    The Diary of a Female Zen Priest

    By Jiyu Kennett

    This book, first published as two volumes in 1977 and 1978, was published purely for the purpose of showing how Buddhist training was done by the Reverend Jiyu-Kennett in the Far East. The material for the book was taken from diaries covering eight years spent by the author in Far Eastern temples,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Matter of Zen: A Brief Account of Zazen book cover

    The Matter of Zen

    A Brief Account of Zazen

    By Paul Wienpahl

    This book, first published in 1964, concerns the practice of Zen Buddhism. The practice is a particular form of meditation. In Japan, the only country in which it is any longer seriously pursued, the practice is called zazen. The author directs attention to zazen because it is being overlooked in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen in the Art of Helping book cover

    Zen in the Art of Helping

    By David Brandon

    A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness and Taoistic change, it explains how a helper can break…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

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