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Desire, Dialectic, and Otherness: An Essay on Origins, Second Edition

by William Desmond Cascade Books (November 08, 2013)

Many philosophers since Hegel have been disturbed by the thought that philosophy inevitably favors sameness over otherness or identity over difference. Originally published at a time when the issue was not so...


Between the Icon and the Idol: The Human Person and the Modern State in Russian Literature and Thought-Chaadayev, Soloviev, Grossman

by Artur Mrowczynski-Van Allen & Matthew Philipp Whelan Cascade Books (November 14, 2013)

The totalitarian state clearly intends to eliminate all those forms of organic community that rival the absolute loyalty of the individual to the state. This god is a jealous god. . . . Mrowczy?ski-Van Allen's...


The Perfection of Freedom: Schiller, Schelling, and Hegel between the Ancients and the Moderns

by D. C. Schindler Cascade Books (November 08, 2012)

The Perfection of Freedom seeks to respond to the impoverished conventional notion of freedom through a recovery of an understanding rich with possibilities yet all but forgotten in contemporary thought. This...


Medieval Essays

by Étienne Gilson & James G. Colbert Cascade Books (September 15, 2011)

This book is a collection of nine articles by the twentieth century's leading medievalist, Etienne Gilson. A major participant in the revival of Thomistic philosophy, Gilson was a member of the French Academy...


Musical Beauty: Negotiating the Boundary between Subject and Object

by Ferdia J. Stone-Davis Cascade Books (October 13, 2010)

This book offers an important new perspective on the Western tradition of musical aesthetics through an examination of Anicius Boethius and Immanuel Kant. Within the trajectory illuminated by these two thinkers,...


Life, the Universe, and Everything: An Aristotelian Philosophy for a Scientific Age

by Ric Machuga Cascade Books (December 03, 2010)

--Has modern science made philosophy obsolete? --Is the soul real? --Do we have a free will? --Why should we be moral? --Does God exist, and if so, why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? --What...


A Little Manual for Knowing

by Esther Lightcap Meek Cascade Books (February 04, 2014)

In refreshing challenge to the common presumption that knowing involves amassing information, this book offers an eight-step approach that begins with love and pledge and ends with communion and shalom. Everyday...


Between Kin and Cosmopolis: An Ethic of the Nation

by Nigel Biggar Cascade Books (May 30, 2014)

The nation-state is here to stay. Thirty years ago it was fashionable to predict its imminent demise, but the sudden break-up of the Soviet Union in the 1990s unshackled long-repressed nationalisms and generated...


Coherent Christianity: Toward an Articulate Faith

by Louis Roy Cascade Books (January 08, 2018)

Throughout this book, Louis Roy illustrates his conviction that Christianity consists in the most profound experience to which human beings are invited by God. This experience involves meaning and truth, hope...


An Introduction to Ethics: A Natural Law Approach

by Brian Besong Cascade Books (December 26, 2017)

It is natural for us to wonder what should I do, and why? And although a combination of common sense and upbringing aids us in answering our questions, it is also natural for us to seek answers that are grounded...


Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City (An Uncommon Exchange)

by Andrew Murtagh & Adam Lee Cascade Books (December 06, 2017)

Meta chronicles the journey of Andrew Murtagh and Adam Lee in their uncommon exchange turned friendship. Why is there something rather than nothing? Does God exist? What of goodness, free will, and consciousness...


Letters from Abu Ghraib, Second Edition

by Joshua Casteel & Joseph Clair Cascade Books (June 16, 2017)

Letters from Abu Ghraib, a collection of email messages sent by Joshua Casteel to his friends and family during his service as a US Army interrogator and Arabic linguist in the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion,...


Staying One: Workbook: How to Avoid a Make-Believe Marriage

by Clinton W. McLemore & Anna McLemore Cascade Books (February 21, 2017)

Marriage is the most demanding and potentially rewarding relationship for many adults. Learning to navigate its challenges can be difficult. Staying One is a practical guide that not only teaches the spiritual...


Staying One: Leader's Guide: How to Avoid a Make-Believe Marriage

by Clinton W. McLemore & Anna McLemore Cascade Books (February 21, 2017)

Marriage is the most demanding and potentially rewarding relationship for many adults. Learning to navigate its challenges can be difficult. Staying One is a practical guide that not only teaches the spiritual...


Toward a Theology of Psychological Disorder

by Marcia Webb & John Swinton Cascade Books (August 15, 2017)

How do Christians in the twenty-first century understand psychological disorders? What does Scripture have to teach us about these conditions? Marcia Webb examines attitudes about psychological disorder in the...


The Nature Miracles of Jesus: Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects

by Graham H. Twelftree Cascade Books (September 06, 2017)

The nature miracle stories of Jesus--walking on the water or feeding thousands with a small amount of food, for example--are so spectacular that many find them a problem, whether historical, philosophical, or...


Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher

by Sotiris Mitralexis & Georgios Steiris Cascade Books (September 18, 2017)

The study of Maximus the Confessor's thought has flourished in recent years: international conferences, publications and articles, new critical editions and translations mark a torrent of interest in the work...


Tell Them Something Beautiful: Essays and Ephemera

by Samuel D. Rocha & Max Lindenman Cascade Books (April 20, 2017)

A collection of essays composed during the Obama presidency on politics, theology, art, and education. Social and political critique, pastoral philosophy, postmodern theology, deschooling, and folk phenomenology:...


Eloquence Divine: In Search of God's Rhetoric

by Phillip Arrington Cascade Books (June 12, 2017)

"While serious studies of the Bible's rhetoric have been written for academic readers . . . few have attempted to examine the persuasiveness of speeches directly assigned to the biblical 'God' that so many believe...


The Triumph of Love: Same-Sex Marriage and the Christian Love Ethic

by Eric Reitan Cascade Books (July 31, 2017)

Recent years have witnessed an astonishing cultural and legal shift when it comes to homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Many Christians see these changes as a defeat for Christian values, often painting Christian...


Titans: How Superheroes Can Help Us Make Sense of a Polarized World

by Armond Boudreaux & Corey Latta Cascade Books (July 14, 2017)

These days it seems like heroes fight each other more often than they fight villains. The hero-vs-hero trope so common in comic books and in superhero movies these days can provide us with a means of thinking...


Lovingkindness: Realizing and Practicing Your True Self

by William R. Miller Cascade Books (July 14, 2017)

Lovingkindness--acting with selfless compassion toward others--is a widely recognized virtue that is honored across world religions.  But what does it look like in practice?  How can we more fully and consistently...


The Resurrection of Immortality: An Essay in Philosophical Eschatology

by Mark S. McLeod-Harrison Cascade Books (July 31, 2017)

If humans are not capable of immortality, then eschatological doctrines of heaven and hell make little sense. On that Christians agree. But not all Christians agree on whether humans are essentially immortal....


Flourishing in Faith: Theology Encountering Positive Psychology

by Gillies Ambler & Matthew P. Anstey Cascade Books (July 07, 2017)

Flourishing in Faith: Theology Encountering Positive Psychology explores the fascinating dialogue between two scholarly traditions concerned with personal wellbeing, Christian theology and Positive Psychology,...


Postmodern Theology: A Biopic

by Carl A. Raschke Cascade Books (July 12, 2017)

Postmodern Theology consists in a sharp-edged retrospective and reflection on the forty-year history of the most important movement in contemporary religious thought that is only now passing from the scene....


Let Us Prey: The Plague of Narcissist Pastors and What We Can Do About It

by R. Glenn Ball & Darrell Puls Cascade Books (June 15, 2017)

Jesus warned of wolves carefully disguised as shepherds who would come into the local church as pastors. It is the perfect disguise from which to devour the flock one lamb at a time. The authors were the first...


Moral Philosophy and Moral Education

by Thora Ilin Bayer Cascade Books (June 09, 2017)

Moral Philosophy and Moral Education considers the interconnections of ethics, education, and the philosophy of culture as related to the human concern with self-knowledge. The individual self finds its inner...


The Cynic and the Fool: The Unconscious in Theology & Politics

by Tad DeLay & Kester Brewin Cascade Books (June 08, 2017)

The questioning of religion is the beginning of a flood, one that cannot be contained and will soon drown every theological, political, economic, and cultural orthodoxy that pledged its allegiance to a sinking...


Freelance Christianity: Philosophy, Faith, and the Real World

by Vance G. Morgan Cascade Books (June 08, 2017)

"How can you be a Christian and a philosopher at the same time?" This question has haunted Vance Morgan ever since it was posed by a good friend almost thirty years ago. Freelance Christianity is rooted in Morgan's...


Contact with Reality: Michael Polanyi's Realism and Why It Matters

by Esther Lightcap Meek Cascade Books (May 05, 2017)

Is knowledge discovered, or just invented? Can we ever get outside ourselves to know how reality is in itself, independent of us? Philosophical realism raises the question whether in our knowing we connect with...


Wager: Beauty, Suffering, and Being in the World

by Raymond Barfield Cascade Books (March 21, 2017)

How do humans explore beauty, virtue, love, justice, and goodness? This book argues that philosophical attention to our lives, shaped in part by our choices, is our instrument for investigating these parts of...


Stations on the Journey of Inquiry: Formative Writings of David B. Burrell, 1962-72

by Mary Budde Ragan & John MIllbank Cascade Books (March 23, 2017)

In this collection, Stations on the Journey of Inquiry, David Burrell launches a revolutionary reinterpretation of how any inquiry proceeds, boldly critiquing presumptuous theories of knowledge, language, and...


Staying One: How to Avoid a Make-Believe Marriage

by Clinton W. McLemore & Anna M. McLemore Cascade Books (February 21, 2017)

Marriage is the most demanding and potentially rewarding relationship for many adults. Learning to navigate its challenges can be difficult. Staying One is a practical guide that not only teaches the spiritual...


Science, Religion, and Health: The Interface of Psychology and Theology/Spirituality

by J. Harold Ellens & F. Morgan Roberts Cascade Books (November 10, 2016)

Psychology and theology interface at four levels: theory development, research process, data collection, and clinical operation. At each level they connect in the model of humanness (anthropology) forming and...


The Spiritual Guide: Four Steps on the Path of Enlightenment

by Richard White Cascade Books (November 10, 2016)

Many people ask, "How can I live a more spiritual life, a life that can ultimately lead to enlightenment?" And by way of an answer this book describes four of the most important steps that we can take along...


The Fiction of Our Lives: Creating Our Stories Over a Lifetime

by Sandra M. Levy-Achtemeier Cascade Books (November 10, 2016)

We are the author of our own lives. We create, re-create, and co-create our stories over the lifetime we have been given in order to make something of ourselves in the process. Blending new findings from brain...


Seeing Things as They Are: G. K. Chesterton and the Drama of Meaning

by Duncan Reyburn Cascade Books (August 19, 2016)

The jovial journalist, philosopher, and theologian G. K. Chesterton felt that the world was almost always in permanent danger of being misjudged or even overlooked, and so the pursuit of understanding, insight,...


Wealth of Persons: Economics with a Human Face

by John McNerney & David Walsh Cascade Books (August 31, 2016)

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century initiated a great debate not just about inequality but also regarding the failures found in the economic models used by theoreticians and practitioners alike....


The Way of Philosophy: An Introduction

by Chad Engelland Cascade Books (May 12, 2016)

Philosophy is the quest for a life that is fully alive. Drawing on the insights of philosophers through the ages, The Way of Philosophy clarifies what it means to live life intensely. It exposes the shallowness...


Darwin in a New Key: Evolution and the Question of Value

by William J. Meyer Cascade Books (December 30, 2015)

Can one coherently integrate Darwin's view of evolution with an affirmation of the value of existence? In this fresh, lean, and substantive volume, William Meyer addresses this important question. By carefully...


Things Seen and Unseen: The Logic of Incarnation in Merleau-Ponty's Metaphysics of Flesh

by Orion Edgar Cascade Books (April 18, 2016)

The philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty was developing into a radical ontology when he died prematurely in 1961. Merleau-Ponty identified this nascent ontology as a philosophy of incarnation that carries us...


The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person

by Eric Austin Lee & Samuel Kimbriel Cascade Books (November 10, 2015)

It is surely not coincidental that the term "soul" should mean not only the center of a creature's life and consciousness, but also a thing or action characterized by intense vivacity ("that bike's got soul!")....


Interstitial Soundings: Philosophical Reflections on Improvisation, Practice, and Self-Making

by Cynthia R. Nielsen Cascade Books (September 16, 2015)

In Interstitial Soundings, Cynthia R. Nielsen brings music and philosophy into a fruitful and mutually illuminating dialogue. Topics discussed include the following: music's dynamic ontology, performers and...


Thinking Woman: A Philosophical Approach to the Quandary of Gender

by Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth Cascade Books (October 20, 2015)

What does it mean to be a woman? Do women have a unique nature and a unique vocation? Should feminists work to help women specifically or to support all people? Thinking Woman examines the lives and ideas of...


Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners

by Michael T. McRay & Desmond M. Tutu Cascade Books (December 09, 2015)

Myriad works discuss forgiveness, but few address it in the prison context. For most people, prisoners exist "out of sight and out of mind." Their stories are often reduced to a few short lines in news articles...


The Virtues and Vices in the Arts: A Sourcebook

by Shawn R. Tucker Cascade Books (January 22, 2015)

The seven deadly sins are pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, greed, and lust. The seven virtues are prudence, fortitude, temperance, justice, faith, hope, and love. This book brings all of them together and...


A Primer for Philosophy and Education

by Samuel D. Rocha Cascade Books (December 01, 2014)

"Sam Rocha's primer reminds me of a French adage: la philo descends dans la rue-- philosophy comes to the street. Rocha's little book can be read and talked about, with profit, on the street, in the home, in...