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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

Being Human in a Buddhist WorldAn Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Janet Gyatso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164962
eISBN:
9780231538329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores medical thought in Tibet and reveals an otherwise unnoticed intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious values in traditional Tibetan medicine. It looks at how ... More

Beyond the Secular West

Beyond the Secular West

Akeel Bilgrami (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of ... More

The Birth of Conservative JudaismSolomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Michael Cohen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Solomon Schechter (1847–1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return ... More

Brains, Buddhas, and BelievingThe Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Dan Arnold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book looks at first-millennium Indian arguments and contemporary debates on the philosophy of mind and shows that seemingly arcane arguments among first-millennium Indian thinkers can illuminate ... More

The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Paul Harvey and Edward Blum (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology covers major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United ... More

The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of ChinaA Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Peter Schwieger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism's trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the ... 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

Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Ken Albala and Trudy Eden (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This anthology looks at the intersection of food and faith from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, charting the complex relationships that exist between religious eating habits and politics, ... 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

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