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Items in Philosophy, Psychology or Religion that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • The life of Hinduism / edited by John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan
    BL 1226.13 L544 2006eb

  • Spirits of Protestantism : medicine, healing, and liberal Christianity / Pamela E. Klassen
    BX 4817 K537 2011eb

  • Restless souls : the making of American spirituality / Leigh Eric Schmidt
    BL 2525 S365 2012eb

  • Goddesses and the divine feminine : a Western religious history / Rosemary Radford Ruether
    BL 325 F4 R848 2005eb

  • Discipline and debate : the language of violence in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery / Michael Lempert
    BQ 7758 I4 L467 2012eb

  • Catholic Vietnam : a church from empire to nation / Charles Keith
    BX 1650 A7 K458 2012eb

  • Berlin Psychoanalytic : psychoanalysis and culture in Weimar Republic Germany and beyond / Veronika Fuechtner
    BF 175.4 C84 F843 2011eb

  • What should we do with our brain? / Catherine Malabou ; foreword by Marc Jeannerod ; translated by Sebastian Rand
    BD 418.5 F7 M353 2008eb

  • The visible and the revealed / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner and others
    B 2430 M283 M375 2008eb

  • Phenomenology "wide open" : after the French debate / Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Charles N. Cabral
    B 2430 J283 J365 2005eb

  • Material phenomenology / Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson
    B 829.5 H467 2008eb

  • Judeities : questions for Jacques Derrida / edited by Bettina Bergo, Joseph Cohen, and Raphael Zagury-Orly ; translated by Bettina Bergo and Michael B. Smith
    B 2430 D484 J833 2007eb

  • In excess : studies of saturated phenomena / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Robyn Horner and Vincent Berraud
    B 2430 M283 M375 2002eb

  • Experience and the absolute : disputed questions on the humanity of man / Jean-Yves Lacoste ; translated by Mark Raftery-Skehan
    BD 450 L336 2004eb

  • Event and world / Claude Romano ; translated by Shane Mackinlay
    B 2433 R663 R663 2009eb

  • On the ego and on God : further Cartesian questions / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
    B 1875 M375 2007eb

  • The call and the response / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated from the French by Anne A. Davenport
    B 72 C473 2004eb

  • The basic writings of Josiah Royce / edited with a new introduction by John J. McDermott ; including an annotated bibliography of the publications of Josiah Royce prepared by Ignas K. Skrupskelis
    B 945 R61 R693 2005eb

  • Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes / Glendyne R. Wergland
    BX 9789 W7 W474 2011eb

  • Philosophical chronicles / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Franson Manjali
    B 792 N363 2008eb

  • Walter Benjamin and theology / Colby Dickinson and Stéphane Symons, editors
    B 3209 B584 W358 2016eb

  • Transcendence and the concrete : selected writings / Jean Wahl ; edited by Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore
    BD 362 W345 2017eb

  • The wedding feast of the Lamb : eros, the body, and the Eucharist / Emmanuel Falque ; translated by George Hughes
    B 105 B64 F357 2016eb

  • The decolonial abyss : mysticism and cosmopolitics from the ruins / An Yountae
    B 825.2 A596 2017eb

  • Resistance of the sensible world : an introduction to Merleau-Ponty / Emmanuel Alloa ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
    B 2430 M3764 A456 2017eb

  • Quiet powers of the possible : interviews in contemporary French phenomenology / Tarek R. Dika and W. Chris Hackett
    B 829.5 D553 2016eb

  • Questions of phenomenology : language, alterity, temporality, finitude / Françoise Dastur ; translated by Robert Vallier
    B 829.5 D378 2017eb

  • Pragmatism with purpose : selected writings / Peter Hare ; edited by Joseph Palencik, Douglas R. Anderson, and Steven A. Miller
    B 944 P72 H374 2015eb

  • Phenomenologies of scripture / Adam Y. Wells, editor
    BS 476 P446 2017eb

  • Husserl's missing technologies / Don Ihde
    B 3279 H49 I334 2016eb

  • Derrida after the end of writing : political theology and new materialism / Clayton Crockett
    B 2430 D484 C763 2018eb

  • Crossing the Rubicon : the borderlands of philosophy and theology / Emmanuel Falque ; translated by Reuben Shank
    BT 40 F357 2016eb

  • Believing in order to see : on the rationality of revelation and the irrationality of some believers / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
    BT 50 M375 2017eb

  • Aesthetics of negativity : Blanchot, Adorno, and autonomy / William S. Allen
    B 828.25 A454 2016eb

  • The much-at-once : music, science, ecstasy, the body / Bruce W. Wilshire
    BD 214 W557 2016eb

  • The ground of the image / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Jeff Fort
    B 2430 N363 N363 2005eb

  • Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Bettina Bergo, Gabriel Malenfant, and Michael B. Smith
    BL 51 N363 2008eb

  • Corpus / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand
    B 105 B64 N363 2008eb

  • Symbolism, its meaning and effect : Barbour-Page lectures, University of Virginia, 1927 / Alfred North Whitehead
    BF 458 W458 1985eb

  • Religion in the making : Lowell lectures 1926 / by Alfred North Whitehead ; introduction by Judith A. Jones ; glossary by Randall E. Auxier
    BL 48 W458 2009eb

  • Pragmatism, reason & norms : a realistic assessment / edited by Kenneth R. Westphal
    B 945 W494 P734 1998eb

  • Experience and God / by John E. Smith
    BL 51 S658 1995eb

  • Locality and practical judgment : charity and sacrifice / Stephen David Ross
    BD 411 R677 1994eb

  • Inexhaustibility and human being : an essay on locality / Stephen David Ross
    BD 311 R677 1989eb

  • The idol and distance : five studies / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated and with an introduction by Thomas A. Carlson
    B 2430 M283 M375 2001eb

  • Prolegomena to charity / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Stephen E. Lewis
    BD 436 M375 2002eb

  • The metaphysics of experience : a companion to Whitehead's Process and reality / Elizabeth M. Kraus ; with a foreword by Robert Cummings Neville
    B 1674 W353 K738 1998eb

  • Poetics of imagining : modern to post-modern / Richard Kearney
    B 105 I49 K437 1998eb

  • Phenomenology and the "theological turn" : the French debate / Dominique Janicaud [and others]
    B 829.5 T687 2000eb

  • Self, God, and immortality : a Jamesian investigation / Eugene Fontinell
    B 945 J24 F668 2000eb

  • Classic American philosophers : Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, Whitehead : selections from their writings / with introductory essays by Max H. Fisch, general editor, Arthur W. Burks [and others] ; preface by Nathan Houser
    B 935 C537 2002eb

  • Reason, experience, and God : John E. Smith in dialogue / edited by Vincent M. Colapietro
    B 945 S7144 R437 1997eb

  • The unforgettable and the unhoped for / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated by Jeffrey Bloechl
    BD 181.7 C474 2002eb

  • Hand to hand : listening to the work of art / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated with an introduction by Stephen E. Lewis
    BR 115 A8 C474 2003eb

  • The Word and the Cross / Stanislas Breton ; translated with an introduction by Jacquelyn Porter
    BT 453 B748 2002eb

  • Sacred leaves of Candomblé : African magic, medicine, and religion in Brazil / Robert A. Voeks
    BL 2592 C35 V645 2003eb

  • A church with the soul of a nation : making and remaking the United Church of Canada / Phyllis D. Airhart
    BX 9881 A374 2014eb

  • Sartre, self-formation and masculinities / Jean-Pierre Boulé
    B 2430 S34 B685 2005eb

  • The heirs of the prophet : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam / Liyakat N. Takim
    BP 194.9 G68 T355 2006eb

  • Witchcraft and the rise of the first Confucian empire / Liang Cai
    BL 1840 C355 2014eb

  • Church and state in Bourbon Mexico : the Diocese of Michoacán, 1749-1810 / D.A. Brading
    BX 1430 M53 B733 2002eb

  • Islam and Christianity : theological themes in comparative perspective / John Renard
    BP 172 R463 2011eb

  • The conciliarist tradition : constitutionalism in the Catholic Church, 1300-1870 / Francis Oakley
    BX 1805 O255 2008eb

  • Rāzī : master of Qur'ānic interpretation and theological reasoning / Tariq Jaffer
    B 753 R44 J344 2015eb

  • Shrines of the slave trade : Diola religion and society in precolonial Senegambia / Robert M. Baum
    BL 2480 D53 B386 1999eb

  • Mystery unveiled : the crisis of the Trinity in early modern England / Paul C.H. Lim
    BT 109 L567 2012eb

  • Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity / Talal Asad
    BL 2747.8 A75 2003
    Opening with the provocative query "what might an anthropology of the secular look like?" this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East.
    Talal Asad proceeds to dismantle commonly held assumptions about the secular and the terrain it allegedly covers. He argues that while anthropologists have oriented themselves to the study of the "strangeness of the non-European world" and to what are seen as non-rational dimensions of social life (things like myth, taboo, and religion),the modern and the secular have not been adequately examined.
    The conclusion is that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational. It is a category with a multi-layered history, related to major premises of modernity, democracy, and the concept of human rights. This book will appeal to anthropologists, historians, religious studies scholars, as well as scholars working on modernity.

  • YHWH is king : the development of divine kingship in ancient Israel / by Shawn W. Flynn
    BS 1192.6 F59 2014
    Amidst various methodologies for the comparative study of the Hebrew Bible, at times the opportunity arises to improve on a method recently introduced into the field. In YHWH is King , Flynn uses the anthropological method of cultural translation to study diachronic change in YHWH's kingship. Here, such change is compared to a similar Babylonian development to Marduk's kingship. Based on that comparison and informed by cultural translation, Flynn discovers that Judahite scribes suppressed the earlier YHWH warrior king and promoted a creator/universal king in order to combat the increasing threat of Neo-Assyrian imperialism. Flynn thus opens the possibility, that Judahite scribes engaged in a cultural translation of Marduk to YHWH, in order to respond to the mounting Neo-Assyrian presence.

  • Dharma / Alf Hiltebeitel
    B 132 D5 H58 2010

    This introductory work proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. By unfolding how, even in its developments as "law" and custom, dharma participates in nuanced and multifarious understandings of the term that play out in India's great spiritual traditions, the book offers insights into the innovative character of both Hindu and Buddhist usages of the concept. Alf Hiltebeitel, in an original approach to early Buddhist usages, explores how the Buddhist canon brought out different meanings of dharma. This is followed by an exposition of the hypothesis that most, if not all, of the Hindu law books flowered after the third-century BC emperor Asoka, a Buddhist, made dharma the guiding principle of an entire realm and culture. A discussion built around the author's expertise on the Sanskrit epics shows how their narratives amplified the new Brahmanical norms and brought out the ethical dilemmas and spiritual teachings that arose from inquiry into dharma.

    A chapter on the tale of the Life of the Buddha considers the relation between dharma, moksa/nirvana (salvation), and bhakti (devotion). Here, Hiltebeitel ties together a thread that runs through the entire story, which is the Buddha's tendency to present dharma as a kind of civil discourse. In this sense, dharma challenges people to think critically or at least more creatively about their ethical principles and the foundations of their own spiritual values. A closing chapter on dharma in the twenty-first century explores its new cachet in an era of globalization, its diasporic implications, its openings into American popular culture, some implications for women, and the questions it is still raising for modern India.


  • Foucault / Gilles Deleuze ; translated and edited by Seán Hand
    B 2430 F724 D4513 2006
    Giles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In Foucault, Deleuze presents one of the most incisive and productive analyses of the work of Michel Foucault. This is a crucial examination of the philosophical foundations and principal themes of Foucault's work, providing a rigorous engagement with Foucault's views on knowledge, punishment, power, and the nature of subjectivity. Translated by Séan Hand.

  • Social cognition : from brains to culture / Susan T. Fiske & Shelley E. Taylor
    BF 323 S63 F57 2017
    How do people make sense of each other? How do people make sense of themselves?

    Social cognition attempts to explain the most fundamental of questions. It looks at why other people are not simply 'objects' to be perceived and how the social world provides dramatic and complex perspectives on the Self and Others.

    The subtitle of this book 'From Brains to Culture' reflects the journey that Social Cognition has been on since it first emerged as a dynamic and forward-looking field of research within social psychology. Structured in four clear parts, Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture begins with a clear outline of the basic concepts before moving into more topical sections: understanding individual selves and others, followed by making sense of society. The authors finish by looking beyond cognition to affect and behaviour.

    Challenging and rigorous, yet strikingly accessible, this book is essential reading for all students of social psychology from undergraduate to post-graduate and beyond.


  • Political Philosophy and the Republican Future : Reconsidering Cicero / Gregory Bruce Smith
    B 553 S65 2018eb

  • The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States / Bozena C. Welborne, Aubrey L. Westfall, Özge Çelik Russell, and Sarah A. Tobin
    BP 190.5 H44 W45 2018eb

    The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States investigates the social and political effects of the practice of Muslim-American women wearing the headscarf (hijab) in a non-Muslim state. The authors find the act of head covering is not politically motivated in the U.S. setting, but rather it accentuates and engages Muslim identity in uniquely American ways.

    Transcending contemporary political debates on the issue of Islamic head covering, The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States addresses concerns beyond the simple, particular phenomenon of wearing the headscarf itself, with the authors confronting broader issues of lasting import. These issues include the questions of safeguarding individual and collective identity in a diverse democracy, exploring the ways in which identities inform and shape political practices, and sourcing the meaning of citizenship and belonging in the United States through the voices of Muslim-American women themselves.

    The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States superbly melds quantitative data with qualitative assessment, and the authors smoothly integrate the results of nearly two thousand survey responses from Muslim-American women across forty-nine states. Seventy-two in-depth interviews with Muslim women living in the United States bolster the arguments put forward by the authors to provide an incredibly well-rounded approach to this fascinating topic.

    Ultimately, the authors argue, women's experiences with identity and boundary construction through their head-covering practices carry important political consequences that may well shed light on the future of the United States as a model of democratic pluralism.


  • The Forgotten Books of the Bible : Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today / Robert Williamson, Jr
    BS 1309 W554 2018eb
    You're probably missing some of the most interesting books of the Bible.In the Jewish tradition, the five books known as The Five Scrolls perform a central liturgical function as the texts associated with each of the major holidays. The Song of Songs is read during Passover, Ruth during Shavuot, Lamentations on Tisha B'av, Ecclesiastes during Sukkot, and Esther during the celebration of Purim. Together with the five books of the Torah, these texts orient Jewish life and provide the language of the faith.In the Christian tradition, by contrast, these books have largely been forgotten. Many churchgoers can't even find them in their pew Bibles. They are rarely preached, come up only occasionally in the lectionary, and are not the subject of Bible studies. Thus, their influence on the lives and theology of many Christians is entirely negligible. But they deserve much more attention. With scholarly wisdom and a quick wit, Williamson insists that these books speak urgently to the pressing issues of the contemporary world. Addressing themes of human sexuality, grief, immigration, suffering and protest, ethnic nationalism, and existential dread, he skillfully guides readers as they rediscover the relevance of the Five Scrolls for today.

  • Fat and Faithful : Learning to Love Our Bodies, Our Neighbors, and Ourselves / J. Nicole Morgan
    BV 4598.2 M674 2018eb
    You are already enough, and you are not too much.

    J. Nicole Morgan grew up fat and loving Jesus. But she was forever burdened by what she saw as her biggest spiritual flaw: her weight. In Fat and Faithful, she shares her journey from body shame to fat acceptance and shows us how to care for the image of God found in every body--including our own. When the world tells us that our bodies are too much, J. Nicole Morgan reminds us that all people--no matter their size, shape, or ability--are beloved of God. Bodies of all sizes, shapes, colors, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities are expressions of the body of Christ. When our first prayer isn't about changing our bodies, we create space to care for our neighbors and to celebrate the unique ways we are equipped to serve our communities in the bodies we have. Fat and Faithful shows us that the world is wider than the size of our waistline.

  • The Prophetic Imagination : 40th Anniversary Edition / Walter Brueggemann ; foreword by David Hankins
    BS 1198 B84 2018eb
    A classic text in biblical theology--still relevant for today and tomorrow.In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most influential biblical scholars of our time, Walter Brueggemann, offers a theological and ethical reading of the Hebrew Bible. He finds there a vision for the community of God whose words and practices of lament, protest and complain give rise to an alternative social order that opposes the totalism of the day.Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Linking Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus, he argues that the prophetic vision not only embraces the pain of the people, but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing.This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.

  • The Wittenberg Concord : Creating Space for Dialogue / Gordon A. Jensen ; foreword by Timothy J. Wengert
    BR 307 J468 2018eb
    Rethinking the Wittenberg Concord for TodayOne of the mostly forgotten gems of the sixteenth century Reformations is the Wittenberg Concord. Signed in 1536 by representatives of evangelical southern German imperial cities and territories and the Lutherans, the dialogue that led to the concord provided space for the participants to have a meaningful dialogue that led to the recognition of each other's understanding of the sacraments as orthodox. This was remarkable, given the very public failures at Marburg in 1529 and Augsburg in 1530. The lack of agreement threatened the unity of the evangelical estates and made them, along with the Reformation teachings, vulnerable to attack by the Holy Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church.The dialogue participants created enough space in their own understandings of the sacraments of baptism, absolution, and the Lord's Supper to allow the agreement to occur--and function reasonably well, at least until the beginning of the Thirty Years War in 1618.The final two chapters explore how this concord has impacted the church since its acceptance, and how the lessons learned from this dialogue can assist churches today in providing healthy spaces for ecumenical dialogue to discuss controversial issues.

  • Jobs Lost, Faith Found : A Spiritual Resource for the Unemployed / Mary C. Lindberg
    BV 2695 U64 L564 2018eb
    Companionship and strategies for job seekersMillions of people become unemployed every year, yet when job loss happens to us, we typically feel completely alone and often lost, ashamed, and afraid. No one knows how to comfort us when we lose our job. Unlike other griefs--when someone can say, I'm sorry for your loss--joblessness leaves family, friends, and acquaintances awkwardly searching for words.Jobs Lost, Faith Found is for those who feel alone due to job loss. It is is also for those who offer respect, companionship, guidance, and resources to the unemployed.Mary C. Lindberg, pastor, chaplain, and spiritual director, draws on her family's experience of unemployment and the wisdom of many others, including sages from Scripture and the Christian tradition, to help readers discover a sense of worth and purpose on their way to a new job. She offers prayers, insights, Bible stories, and reflections to light the way during this time of uncertainty and wandering.The path toward hope will be your own, but the ideas, reflections, and strategies in this book will get you started on your journey.

  • Nurturing Hope : Christian Pastoral Care in the Twenty-First Century / Lynne M. Baab
    BV 4011.3 B336 2018eb
    Trends and skills for those who offer pastoral careChristian pastoral care has changed a great deal in the past few decades in response to many factors in our rapidly changing world. In part 1 of Nurturing Hope, Lynne Baab discusses seven trends in pastoral care--shifts in who delivers pastoral care, the attitudes and commitments that undergird pastoral care, and societal trends that are shaping pastoral care today. She illustrates them with stories from diverse congregations where Christian caregivers are meeting those challenges in creative and exciting ways.In the second half of the book, Baab presents four practical, doable, energizing skills needed by pastoral carers in our time. Focusing on skills that help carers nurture connections between everyday life and Christian faith, she explores the need for carers to understand common stressors, listen, pray with others, and nurture their personal resilience.Grounded in an understanding of God as the true caregiver and healer, the author offers tips for readers who are training other pastoral carers or developing their own understanding and skills. Each chapter ends with discussion and reflection questions, making the book helpful for groups.Lynne Baab brings readers hope for their caring role and for their own spiritual journey.

  • True Connection : Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships / George Faller and Heather P. Wright
    BV 4597.52 F358 2018eb
    How growing in self-awareness deepens relationshipsFrom their years of counseling individuals, couples, and families, George Faller and Heather Wright show how to repair conflict, move from disconnection to reconnection, and discover God's movement in our life and relationships.They call their model NAME IT (Notice, Acknowledge, Merge, Embrace, Integrate, and Thank). To heal a relationship, first we connect with our own hearts and stories, then understand the other person's position, and finally merge those two truths (or versions of what is happening), giving birth to a new connection.By telling their own stories and those of clients they have cared for, Faller and Wright encourage those who feel disconnected not to despair in the midst of their trials but to find faith and a community to help them survive and grow. They show readers that rather than letting painful relationships leave them feeling alone and despairing, they can find hope in a deepened self-awareness that leads to richer relationships and spiritual vitality.Whether readers hope to experience the magical glow of romance, the joy of parenting, the satisfaction of community life, or a loving view of God, the NAME IT model will help them transform all their relationships.
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