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The Awakened OnesPhenomenology of Visionary Experience

The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153621
eISBN:
9780231527309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153621.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, this book argues for an even richer knowledge through a confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European ... More

Excellent BeautyThe Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

Eric Dietrich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171021
eISBN:
9780231539357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book flips convention on its head and argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, long regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. ... More

Force of GodPolitical Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Carl Raschke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

For theorists in search of a political theology that is more responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies, this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value. The ... More

In Defense of Religious Moderation

In Defense of Religious Moderation

William Egginton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148788
eISBN:
9780231520966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148788.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse—no one can get elected without advertising a personal ... More

A Materialism for the MassesSaint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Ward Blanton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity, the apostle Paul. It ... More

Nietzsche Versus Paul

Nietzsche Versus Paul

Abed Azzam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169318
eISBN:
9780231538978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169318.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an interpretation of Nietzsche’s engagement with the work of Paul the Apostle, reorienting the relationship between the two thinkers while embedding modern philosophy within early ... More

Paul's Summons to Messianic LifePolitical Theology and the Coming Awakening

Paul's Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening

L. Welborn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171311
eISBN:
9780231539159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Taubes, Badiou, Agamben, Žižek, Reinhard, and Santner have found in the Apostle Paul's emphasis on neighbor-love a positive paradigm for politics. By reexamining Pauline eschatology, this text ... More

The Problem with GodWhy Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong

The Problem with God: Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong

Peter Steinberger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163545
eISBN:
9780231535205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Whether people praise, worship, criticize, or reject God, they all presuppose at least a rough notion of what it means to talk about God. Turning the certainty of this assumption on its head, this ... More

The Quest for God and the GoodWorld Philosophy as a Living Experience

The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Diana Lobel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book takes readers on a journey across Eastern and Western philosophical and religious traditions to discover a beauty and purpose at the heart of reality that makes life worth living. Guided by ... More

The Sensual GodHow the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Aviad Kleinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man (and loses). In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made ... More

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