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The Christian Heritage: Problems and Prospects

by George Anastaplo & Martin E. Marty Lexington Books (March 16, 2010)

The Christian Heritage delves into the history of the western Christian heritage. Challenges to the Christian heritage, a heritage nourished both by Judaism and by the western classics, have been stimulated...

Metaphysical Problems, Political Solutions: Self, State, and Nation in Hobbes and Locke

by Asaf Z. Sokolowski Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

This book seeks to read the political thought of classic thinkers of the liberal tradition in the context of their metaphysical and theological writings. Sokolowski demonstrates that the political measures offered...

Buddhist Responses to Globalization

by James Mark Shields, Leah Kalmanson, John W. M. Krummel & Melanie L. Harris et al. Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors...

Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home

by Steven A. Burr Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home introduces and situates “existential exile” as an experience of the fundamental finitude of human existence and demonstrates how a particular...

Echoes of Aquinas in Cusanus's Vision of Man

by Markus Führer Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

This book examines the influence of Saint Thomas Aquinas upon Nicholas of Cusa’s (Cusanus) doctrine of human nature. It explores this influence against the background of other authors associated with Cusanus’...

Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth

by J. R. Hustwit Lexington Books (April 04, 2014)

Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth argues that in inter-religious dialogue, we must not dismiss truth claims—whether metaphysical, ethical, or aesthetic—as mere cultural preference or existential...

Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity

by Jeanne Christensen Lexington Books (February 14, 2014)

This book examines the intersections of gender and race in a liberation movement propelled by an African spiritual ethos and restores agency to the RastaWoman’s subversive participation in the ritual known...

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

by Yael Lin, Eli Schonfeld, Gary D. Mole & Elisabeth Goldwyn et al. Lexington Books (March 20, 2014)

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures captures the drama of the encounter between a great philosopher and a text of primary importance. The book considers the ways in which Levinas's thoughts can open up the biblical...

René Girard and Creative Reconciliation

by Thomas Ryba, Leonhard Praeg, Nadia Delicata & Jon Pahl et al. Lexington Books (January 09, 2014)

The contribution of this book to the field of reconciliation is both theoretical and practical, recognizing that good theory guides effective practice and practice is the ground for compelling theory. Using...

Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson's Writings

by M. Andrew Holowchak, Derek H. Davis, Richard E. Dixon & Paul B. Thompson et al. Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson’s Writings is a collection of essays on topics that relate to philosophical aspects of Jefferson’s thinking over the years....

Jesus the Radical: The Parables and Modern Morality

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti Lexington Books (October 22, 2013)

Jesus the Radical connects the lessons of six parables of the New Testament with moral issues examined by leading contemporary philosophers. The book demonstrates how deeply opposed is Jesus’ radical moral...

Expressing the Inexpressible in Lyotard and Pseudo-Dionysius: Bearing Witness as Spiritual Exercise

by Mélanie V. Walton Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

Rigorously studying the inexpressible expression provoked by the silenced testimony of the Holocaust survivor, in Jean-François Lyotard’s The Differend, and the religious faithful, in Pseudo-Dionysius’...

Interdisciplinary Interpretation: Paul Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Theology and Science

by Kenneth A. Reynhout Lexington Books (June 20, 2013)

By appealing to Paul Ricoeur’s view of interpretation as the dialectical process of understanding through explanation, Kenneth A. Reynhout contributes to the growing field of religion and science by developing...

Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Dante and His Precursors

by Ernest L. Fortin & Marc A. LePain Lexington Books (August 06, 2002)

Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages offers scholars of Dante's Divine Comedy an integral understanding of the political, philosophical, and religious context of the medieval masterwork. First penned in...

Freedom in Resistance and Creative Transformation

by Michael St. A. Miller Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

The practice of freedom that is finite, realistically libertarian, and relational is vital for the wholesome development of human beings. In promoting this idea, Michael Miller challenges traditional Christian...

Persons and Liberal Democracy: The Ethical and Political Thought of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II

by Edward Barrett Lexington Books (July 17, 2010)

Moving from an historical analysis of the Catholic Church's gradual endorsement of liberal democracy to an explication of the ethical and political thought of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Persons and Liberal...

Simplicity: A Meta-Metaphysics

by Craig Dilworth Lexington Books (November 01, 2012)

Simplicity provides a new logic with which to approach intellectual situations. Using the simplicity way of thinking as a tool helps clarify intellectual standpoints and conceptually problematic situations in...

Mystery in Philosophy: An Invocation of Pseudo-Dionysius

by Michael Craig Rhodes Lexington Books (August 25, 2012)

The book’s subject matter is philosophical mystery. More particularly, it proffers a theistic hermeneutic—from patristic philosophy—for claims and indications of mystery.

Melancholy and the Otherness of God: A Study in the Genealogy, Hermeneutics, and Therapeutics of Depression

by Alina N. Feld Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

This probing study of melancholy invites readers to view "depression" genealogically through the history of its interpretation. It plumbs interior depths where psychology, theology, philosophy, and literary...

On Jean Améry: Philosophy of Catastrophe

by Magdalena Zolkos, Philipa Rothfield, Thomas Brudholm & Arne Grøn et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2011)

This volume offers the first English language collection of academic essays on the post-Holocaust thought of Jean Améry, a Jewish-Austrian-Belgian essayist, journalist and literary author. Comprehensive in...

The Naturalness of Belief

by Charles Taliaferro, Paul Copan, Angus Menuge & James S. Spiegel et al. Lexington Books (November 13, 2018)

Despite its name, “naturalism” as a world-view turns out to be rather unnatural in its strict and more consistent form of materialism and determinism. This is why a number of naturalists opt for a broadened...

Peirce and Religion

by Roger Ward Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Charles Sanders Peirce is one of the most original voices in American philosophy. His scientific career and his goal of proving scientific logic provide rich material for philosophical development. Peirce was...

The Metaphysics of Paradox

by Wm. Andrew Schwartz Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book is an exploration into the paradoxical structure of pluralistic thinking as illuminated by both Western and Eastern insights—especially Jainism. By calling into question the most fundamental assumptions...

Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness

by Court D. Lewis Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness adds the voice of rights theory to contemporary discussions on forgiveness. Rights have been excluded for two related reasons: first, forgiveness is often framed as “a...

Augustine and Wittgenstein

by John Doody, Alexander R. Eodice, Kim Paffenroth & Garry Hagberg et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This collection examines the relationship between Augustine and Wittgenstein and demonstrates the deep affinity they share, not only for the substantive issues they treat but also for the style of philosophizing...

Dharma and Halacha

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, Ithamar Theodor, Shoshana Razel Gordon-Guedalia & Phillipe Bornet et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

In recent decades there has been a rising interest among scholars of Hinduism and Judaism in engaging in the comparative studies of these ancient traditions. Academic interests have also been inspired by the...

Ecologies of Participation

by Zayin Cabot Lexington Books (April 30, 2018)

In this daring debut, Zayin Cabot challenges the wise homebodies of academia. A profoundly interdisciplinary approach to comparative scholarship, Ecologies of Participation offers a methodology whereby we can...

Christian Physicalism?

by Joshua R. Farris, R. Keith Loftin, Jonathan J. Loose & Marc Cortez et al. Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

On the heels of the advance since the twentieth-century of wholly physicalist accounts of human persons, the influence of materialist ontology is increasingly evident in Christian theologizing. To date, the...

Nature's Transcendence and Immanence

by Marilynn Lawrence, Jea Sophia Oh, Leon Niemoczynski & Rose Ellen Dunn et al. Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

What does it mean for nature to be sacred? Is anything supernatural or even unnatural? Nature’s Transcendence and Immanence: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Ecstatic Naturalism discusses nature’s divinizing...

Heaven and Philosophy

by Simon Cushing, Anthony G. Holdier, Cruz Davis & Jean-Baptiste Guillon et al. Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

This volume is a collection of essays analyzing different issues concerning the nature, possibility, and desirability of heaven as understood by the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity. and Islam. Topics...

Jean-Luc Nancy and Christian Thought

by Christina Smerick Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

Jean-Luc Nancy and Christian Thought explores Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity via the various bodies of Christ that accumulate in Christian doctrine, specifically the incarnated body, the resurrected...

God, Probability, and Life after Death

by William Hunt Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

God, Probability and Life after Death reveals its objective in its title, namely, to present an exploratory argument concerning the probability of human resurrection. The exploratory argument follows a probabilistic...

Athens, Arden, Jerusalem

by Kate Havard, Paul T. Wilford, Wilfred M. McClay & Ronna Burger et al. Lexington Books (October 13, 2017)

This collection of essays aims to explore fundamental questions about God, human nature, and political life through careful readings of the Greek poets, the Hebrew Bible, and Shakespeare. The volume investigates...

Springs of Western Civilization

by James A. Arieti Lexington Books (July 14, 2017)

This book is a comparative exploration of the Hebraic and classical traditions that form our Western Heritage and constitute the general ethos of today’s globalized society. James Arieti seeks to determine...

Subjectivity as Radical Hospitality

by John Martis Lexington Books (May 30, 2017)

Intervervening in a lively debate in contemporary European philosophy, this book offers a radically revisioned account of the self subjected to experience. Patiently yet vigorously engaging Jean-Luc Marion's...

God's Goodness and God's Evil

by James Kellenberger Lexington Books (June 16, 2017)

Religious thinkers in the Christian theistic tradition have tried to resolve the problem of evil—how a wholly good and omnipotent God could allow there to be evil—by offering a theodicy. This book considers...

Desire in René Girard and Jesus

by William L. Newell Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

William L. Newell presents a comprehensive analysis of René Girard’s work on the origins of culture and the depths of human desire. Girard makes no claim toward a theory of religion, but he lays the groundwork...

George Santayana's Philosophy of Religion: His Roman Catholic Influences and Phenomenology

by Edward W. Lovely Lexington Books (September 28, 2012)

The book addresses George Santayana’s philosophy of religion and its basis in his overall philosophical project with an exploration of some phenomenological aspects of his approach and his potential influence...

Merleau-Ponty and God

by Michael P. Berman Lexington Books (April 10, 2017)

In this book, Michael P. Berman uses Merleau-Ponty’s thought to develop a critique, grounded in his phenomenology, of certain issues in the philosophy of religion such as faith, love, vision, soul, magic and...

The Divine Manifold

by Roland Faber Lexington Books (July 30, 2014)

The Divine Manifold is a postmodern enquiry in intersecting themes of the concept and reality of multiplicity in a chaosmos that does not refuse a dimension of theopoetics, but rather defines it in terms of...

Imagination and Postmodernity

by Patrick L. Bourgeois Lexington Books (September 05, 2013)

Imagination and Postmodernity addresses the role of the imagination in philosophy today. By focusing on philosophy at the boundary of reason with constant reference to Kant’s view of the boundary-limit, it...

Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutics and the Discourse of Mark 13: Appropriating the Apocalyptic

by Peter C. de Vries Lexington Books (November 30, 2016)

This book uses the phenomenological interpretive approach of Paul Ricoeur to shed new light on New Testament eschatological expectation. Peter C. de Vries argues for a metaphorical reading of the apocalyptic...

In Response to the Religious Other: Ricoeur and the Fragility of Interreligious Encounters

by Marianne Moyaert Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

In this book, Marianne Moyaert develops a new interreligious appropriation of Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutical philosophy. Viewed in context of his philosophical, anthropological, and ethical work, Ricoeur’s...

Living Traditions and Universal Conviviality: Prospects and Challenges for Peace in Multireligious Communities

by Santiago Slabodsky, Roland Faber, Jay McDaniel & Jacob Erickson et al. Lexington Books (March 03, 2016)

This book brings together experts from different religious (and nonreligious) traditions and spiritual persuasions to suggest ways in which the living wisdom traditions might contribute to, and transform themselves...

Waiting in Christian Traditions: Balancing Ideology and Utopia

by Joanne Robinson Lexington Books (December 17, 2015)

As the first monograph on waiting in Christian traditions, this study breaks new ground by revealing how waiting becomes a stabilizing force that helps to solidify Christian identity and community. It analyzes...

Shape-Shifting Capital: Spiritual Management, Critical Theory, and the Ethnographic Project

by George González Lexington Books (May 20, 2015)

Taking the phenomena of “workplace spirituality” as its case, Shape-Shifting Capital argues that “spirituality” is constitutive of contemporary capitalism and outlines a methodology for tracking broad...

A Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion: The Gospel According to John Galt

by Dustin J. Byrd Lexington Books (February 05, 2015)

This book critiques Ayn Rand’s secular philosophy of religion while simultaneously highlighting the fundamental contradiction of the Tea Party movement’s dual basis, that is, Randian economics and conservative...

Deep Pantheism: Toward a New Transcendentalism

by Robert S. Corrington Lexington Books (December 09, 2015)

This book broadens our conceptions of the sheer breadth and uncanny depths of nature. It locates the Selving process directly within the one nature that there is—a nature that has no boundary or contour. The...

Kierkegaardian Reflections on the Problem of Pluralism

by Aaron Fehir Lexington Books (September 17, 2015)

Kierkegaardian Reflections of the Problem of Pluralism draws on Kierkegaard’s existentialist understanding of faith in order to defend religious pluralism, which says that different religions provide different...