On Religion Thinking in Action

Routledge - Compelling questions come up along the way: 'what do i love when i love my god?' and 'what can star wars tell us about the contemporary use of religion?' are we always trying to find a way of saying 'God be with you'? Why is religion for many a source of moral guidance in a postmodern, nihilistic age? Is it possible to have 'religion without religion'?Drawing on contemporary images of religion, such as Robert Duvall's film The Apostle, Caputo also provides some fascinating and imaginative insights into religious fundamentalism.

John D. Routledge. Caputo explores the very roots of religious thinking in this thought-provoking book.

Invitation to World Religions

Oxford University Press - Featuring a unique, " and "ways of life"--and numerous pedagogical features, consistent, and modular chapter structure--"Teachings, " "History, Invitation to World Religions invites students to explore the world's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. This chapter structure enables students to navigate each religion in a consistent and systematic way and helps students to make comparisons between religions.

The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation for what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents. Featuresa consistent, welcoming students into the beliefs and practices of religious adherents around the worlda large team of authors with diverse specialties ensures that each religion is covered with true expertise"voices" presents personal, robust, candid interviews with a diverse array of people share the ways in which they live their faiths"Seeking Answers" sections at the end of each chapter encourage students to compare the ways in which different religions address the same essential questions"Visual Guides" offer keys to important religious symbols in easy-to-read tables for quick reference and comparisonChapter-opening maps and timelines throughout the text provide geographical, and political context for each religion's development"For Review" and "For Further Reflection" questions prompt students to reexamine essential concepts and invite students to think critically and to engage in deeper analysesKey terms are boldfaced at their first appearance and defined in the glossaries that follow each chapter and also in the glossary at the back of the bookSuggestions for further reading direct students to some of the best and most recent print and online resources on each traditionA wealth of rich, " and "Ways of Life"--enables students to navigate each religion in a consistent and systematic way and helps them to make comparisons between religionsA lucid and accessible writing style imparts a sense of invitation, social, modular chapter structure--"Teachings, "History, and relevant color photographs and illustrations keep students visually engaged .

Invitation to World Religions - The book describes the essential features of each religion and shows how the religions have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they developed.

Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - He explores the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate, but also highlights the social, political, and ethical contexts that have made the tensions between science and religion such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Oxford university Press USA. Dixon emphasizes how the modern conflict between evolution and creationism is quintessentially an American phenomenon, arising from the culture and history of the United States, as exemplified through the ongoing debates about how to interpret the First-Amendment's separation of church and state.

The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach "Intelligent Design" in schools. Yet there is much more to the debate than the clash of these extremes.

Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction - As thomas dixon shows in this balanced and thought-provoking introduction, subtle arguments, a whole range of views, and fascinating perspectives can be found on this complex and centuries-old subject. Along the way, he examines landmark historical episodes such as the galileo affair, biological, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, and includes perspectives from non-Christian religions and examples from across the physical, the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925, and the Dover Area School Board case of 2005, and social sciences.

About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion

Routledge - Professor david stewart called upon his 30-plus years of teaching experience to introduce students to the important study of philosophical issues raised by religion. Exploring the philosophy of religion, 7th Edition,  combines the best features of a text and a reader by offering clear analysis coupled with important primary-source readings.

Oxford university Press USA. Beginning students often find primary sources alone too difficult so this text offers primary source materials by a variety of significant philosophers―including a balanced blend of classical and contemporary authors―but the materials are supported by clearly written introductions, which better prepare students to understand the readings.

The Philosophy of Religious Language: Sign, Symbol and Story

Blackwell Publishers - Oxford university Press USA. Included is the relevance of analytical philosophy of language, but the text also covers important historical debates about religious language that have had increasing impact upon biblical studies and theology. This text provides a lively introduction to the developments in philosophy of language in this century, and to the way these have impinged upon religious language.

The Future of an Illusion The Standard Edition Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud

W. W. Norton & Company - Of the various english translations of freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey. In the manner of the eighteenth-century philosophe, Freud argued that religion and science were mortal enemies.

Early in the century, he began to think about religion psychoanalytically and to discuss it in his writings. Oxford university Press USA. The future of an illusion ?1927, freud's best known and most emphatic psychoanalytic exploration of religion, is the culmination of a lifelong pattern of thinking.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

Oxford University Press - Used book in Good Condition. In the second edition keown provides new perspectives on buddhist thought, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, and changes to ethnicity, class, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and gender.

Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. About the series:oxford's very short introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions - Oxford university Press USA. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Every very short introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society.

As he sheds light into how buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

. This very short introduction offers readers a superb overview of the teachings of the Buddha, as well as a succinct guide to the integration of Buddhism into daily life.

Philosophy and Theology Horizons in Theology

Abingdon Press - Caputo addresses the great and classical philosophical questions as they inextricably intersect with theology--past, present, and future. In this clear, concise, and brilliantly engaging essay, renowned philosopher and theologian John D. Used book in Good Condition. A highly engaging essay that will draw students into a conversation about the vital relationship between philosophy and theology.

He writes, you find a common sense of awe, “if you take a long enough look, a common gasp of surprise or astonishment, over the walls that they have built to keep each other out or beyond the wars to subordinate one to the other, beyond the debates that divide philosophy and theology, like looking out at the endless sprawl of stars across the evening sky or upon the waves of a midnight sea.

Philosophy and Theology Horizons in Theology - Oxford university Press USA. Recognized as one of the leading philosophers, Caputo is peerless in introducing and initiating students into the vital relationship that philosophy and theology share together.

Parables of Kierkegaard

Princeton University Press - In this captivating selection of his stories, witty, we find some of the most brilliant, and edifying parables ever written in the tradition of Western thought. Oxford university Press USA. Soren kierkegaard's gift of storytelling has long imprinted unforgettable images on our minds. Used book in Good Condition.

In concentrated form, his parables try to accomplish what his entire authorship sought to do, namely, to entice - even seduce - his readers into a more profound awareness of themselves.

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

Vintage - Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. De botton looks to religion for insights into how to build a sense of community, inspire travel, get more out of art, overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy, make relationships last, and reconnect with the natural world. Oxford university Press USA. What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? Alain de Botton’s bold and provocative book argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion—without having to believe in any of it.

He suggests that rather than mocking religion, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from it—because the world’s religions are packed with good ideas on how we might live and arrange our societies. For too long non-believers have faced a stark choice between swallowing lots of peculiar doctrines or doing away with a range of consoling and beautiful rituals and ideas.

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion - Religion for Atheists offers a far more interesting and truly helpful alternative.

The Dark Interval: Towards a Theology of Story

Polebridge Press - Among these types it is parable that subverts the world and undercuts the safe shelter we build. From myth to parable, Crossan identifies five types of stories. Oxford university Press USA. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Using literary theory, philosophy, theology and biblical studies, he demonstrates the subversive power of the parable.