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


  • Islam and secularism in post-colonial thought : a cartography of Asadian genealogies / Hadi Enayat
    BP190.5.S35

  • Elise Boulding : autobiographical writings and selections from unpublished journals and letters / J. Russell Boulding, editor
    BX7795.B56

  • Performing the secular : religion, representation, and politics / Milija Gluhovic, Jisha Menon, editors
    BL 65 P7 P47 2017eb

  • Censorship and heresy in revolutionary England and counter-reformation Rome : story of a dangerous book / Giorgio Caravale ; translated by Frank Gordon
    BR1610.A3523

  • Applications of formal philosophy the road less travelled / Rafal Urbaniak, Gillman Payette, editors
    B 29 A67 2017eb

  • Religious perspectives on bioethics and human rights / Joseph Tham, Kai Man Kwan, Alberto Garcia, editors
    BL 65 H78 R45 2017eb

  • Qur'anic guidance for good governance : a contemporary perspective / Abdullah al-Ahsan, Stephen B. Young, editors
    BP 134 P6 Q73 2017eb

    This book is a study of religious principles of good governance in our contemporary societies. Historically, religion has provided guidance for organizing societies. In modern times, however, religious ideas have been marginalized in social science literature. Contributors to this work explore what values and practices the Qur'an can contribute to governing our economic, political, and social life today.


  • Invention of tradition and syncretism in contemporary religions sacred creativity / Stefania Palmisano, Nicola Pannofino, editors
    BL624

  • Religious cognition in China "Homo Religiosus" and the dragon / Ryan G. Hornbeck, Justin L. Barrett, Madeleine Kang, editors
    BL240.3

  • Nietzsche and Montaigne Robert Miner
    B785.M74

  • Evil, fallenness, and finitude / Bruce Ellis Benson, B. Keith Putt, editors
    BJ 1406 E95 2017eb

  • Plato's Protagoras : essays on the confrontation of philosophy and sophistry / Olof Pettersson, Vigdis Songe-Møller, Editors
    B 395 P573 2017eb

    This book presents a thorough study and an up to date anthology of Plato's Protagoras . International authors' papers contribute to the task of understanding how Plato introduced and negotiated a new type of intellectual practice - called philosophy - and the strategies that this involved. They explore Plato's dialogue, looking at questions of how philosophy and sophistry relate, both on a methodological and on a thematic level.

    While many of the contributing authors argue for a sharp distinction between sophistry and philosophy, this is contested by others. Readers may consider the distinctions between philosophy and traditional forms of poetry and sophistry through these papers. Questions for readers' attention include: To what extent is Socrates' preferred mode of discourse, and his short questions and answers, superior to Protagoras' method of sophistic teaching? And why does Plato make Socrates and Protagoras reverse positions as it comes to virtue and its teachability?

    This book will appeal to graduates and researchers with an interest in the origins of philosophy, classical philosophy and historical philosophy.


  • Religion and development in the global South Rumy Hasan
    BL2400

  • Natural processes : understanding metaphysics without substance / Andrew M. Winters
    BD 372 W56 2017eb

  • A Puerto Rican decolonial theology : prophesy freedom / Teresa Delgado
    BT 83.593 D45 2017eb

  • God and ultimate origins : a novel cosmological argument / Andrew Ter Ern Loke
    BT103

  • Religion and human enhancement : death, values, and morality / edited by Tracy J. Trothen and Calvin Mercer
    BL604.B64

  • Hope in the ecumenical future / Mark D. Chapman, editor
    BX 8.3 H67 2017eb

  • Innovations in the history of analytical philosophy / Sandra Lapointe, Christopher Pincock, editors
    B 808.5 I56 2017eb

  • A copernican critique of Kantian idealism / J.T.W. Ryall
    BD418.3

  • Humanism in a non-humanist world / Monica R. Miller, editor
    B821

  • Purgatory philosophical dimensions / Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte, Benjamin W. McCraw, editors
    BT 843 P87 2017eb

  • Essays on Husserl's logic and philosophy of mathematics Stefania Centrone, editor
    B3279.H94

  • The sacred in exile : what it really means to lose our religion / Gillian McCann, Gitte Bechsgaard
    BL60

  • God and Abstract Objects The Coherence of Theism: Aseity
    BL200

  • Economic ethics & the Black church / Wylin D. Wilson
    BR563.N4

  • Heidegger and the death of God : between Plato and Nietzsche / Duane Armitage
    B 3279 H494 A76 2017eb

  • Exploring Ātman from the perspective of the Vivekacūḍāmaṇi Walter Menezes
    B133.S49

  • Kierkegaard after the genome science, existence, and belief in this world / Ada S. Jaarsma
    B67

  • A naturalistic afterlife : evolution, ordinary existence, eternity / David Harmon
    BD444

  • The Biblical Accommodation Debate in Germany Interpretation and the Enlightenment
    BT30.G3

  • American Catholic women religious : radicalized by mission / Donna Maria Moses
    BV2190

  • Theism and atheism in a post-secular age / Morteza Hashemi
    BL2747.8

  • Dignity in the 21st Century Middle East and West / by Doris Schroeder, Abol-Hassan Bani-Sadr
    BJ 1533 D45 S36 2017eb

  • Teaching Ethics with Three Philosophical Novels by Michael Boylan
    BJ1725

  • Why can't philosophers laugh? / Katrin Froese
    BF575.L3

  • New atheism : critical perspectives and contemporary debates / Christopher R. Cotter, Philip Andrew Quadrio, Jonathan Tuckett, editors
    BL2747.3

  • Limits of the secular social experience and cultural memory / Kaustuv Roy
    BL 2747 R69 2017eb

    This book facilitates a missing dialogue between the secular and the transsecular dimensions of human existence. It explores two kinds of limits of the secular: the inadequacies of its assumptions with respect to the total being of the human, and how it curbs the ontological sensibilities of the human. Kaustuv Roy argues that since secular reason of modernity can only represent the empirical dimension of existence, humans are forced to privatize the non-empirical dimension of being. It is therefore absent from the social, imaginary, as well as public discourse. This one-sidedness is the root cause of many of the ills facing modernity. Roy contends that a bridge-consciousness that praxeologically relates the secular and the non-secular domains of experience is the need of the hour.


  • Conquest of body biopower with biotechnology
    B105.B64

  • Perception, affectivity, and volition in Husserl's phenomenology Roberto Walton, Shigeru Taguchi, Roberto Rubio, editors
    B3279.H94

  • Aesthetics of universal knowledge / Simon Schaffer; John Tresch, Pasquale Gagliardi, editors
    BH39
    This volume presents innovative and provocative arguments about the claims of universal knowledge schemes and the different aesthetic and material forms in which such claims have been made and executed. Contributors take a close look at everything from religious pilgrimages, museums, and maps of the world, to search engines and automated GPS. This collection of essays and debates is the result of a major international dialogue held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy.
    Current obsessions in information technology, communications theory, and digital culture often concern the value and possibility of a grand accumulation of universally accessible forms of knowledge: total libraries, open data bases, ubiquitous computing, and 'smart' technologies. These obsessions have important social and philosophical origins, and they raise profound questions about the very nature of knowledge and its organization. This volume's contributors draw on the histories of maps and of encyclopedias, worldviews and visionary collections, to make sense of the crucial relation between the way the world is known and how it might be displayed and transformed.

  • Theology and new materialism : spaces of faithful dissent / John Reader
    BT83.85

  • Wittgenstein's investigations : awakening the imagination / Beth Savickey
    B3376.W563

  • Rethinking Knowledge The Heuristic View / by Carlo Cellucci
    BD143

  • Buddhism and Jainism edited by K. T. S. Sarao, Jeffery D. Long
    B5289.2

  • Eppur si muove: Doing History and Philosophy of Science with Peter Machamer : a Collection of Essays in Honor of Peter Machamer / edited by Marcus P. Adams, Zvi Biener, Uljana Feest, Jacqueline A. Sullivan
    B67

  • Religions, nations, and transnationalism in multiple modernities / Patrick Michel, Adam Possamai, Bryan S. Turner, editors
    BL65.P7

  • Evaluating Ethical Frameworks for the Assessment of Human Cognitive Enhancement Applications
    B5802

  • Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management / edited by Alejo José G. Sison, Gregory R. Beabout, Ignacio Ferrero
    BJ1725

  • The Rule-Following Paradox and its Implications for Metaphysics / Jody Azzouni
    BD111

  • Gossip, epistemology, and power : knowledge underground / Karen Adkins
    BJ1535.G6

  • 100 years of European philosophy since the great war : crisis and reconfigurations / Matthew Sharpe, Rory Jeffs, Jack Reynolds, editors
    B4672

  • Reflections on ethics and responsibility : essays in honor of Peter A. French / Zachary J. Goldberg
    BJ320

  • Themes, issues and problems in African philosophy / Isaac E. Ukpokolo, editor
    B5305

    This book explores the meaning, nature and scope of a range of aspects of African philosophical discourse and issues raised therein. It examines a range of topics including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion and gender studies to offer a comprehensive overview of the branches of philosophy in Africa.


  • Styrian witches in European perspective : ethnographic fieldwork / Mirjam Mencej
    BF1584

  • Tadeusz Kotarbiński's Action Theory : Reinterpretive Studies / by Piotr Tomasz Makowski
    B53

  • The immediacy of mystical experience in the European tradition / Miklos Vassanyi, Eniko Sepsi, Aniko Droczi, editors
    B53
    This volume examines mystical experiences as portrayed in various ways by "authors" such as philosophers, mystics, psychoanalysts, writers, and peasant women. These "mystical authors" have, throughout the ages, attempted to convey the unsayable through writings, paintings, or oral stories. The immediate experience of God is the primary source and ultimate goal of these mystical expressions. This experience is essentially ineffable, yet all mystical authors, either consciously or unconsciously, feel an urge to convey what they have undergone in the moments of rapture. At the same time they are in the role of intermediaries: the goal of their self-expression - either written, painted or oral - is to make others somehow understand or feel what they have experienced, and to lead others toward the spiritual goal of human life. This volume studies the mystical experiences and the way they have been described or portrayed in West-European culture, from Antiquity to the present, from an interdisciplinary perspective, and approaches the concept of "immediate experience" in various ways.

  • Apeiron : Anaximander on Generation and Destruction
    B5802

    This book offers an innovative analysis of the Greek philosopher Anaximander's work. In particular, it presents a completely new interpretation of the key word Apeiron, or boundless, offering readers a deeper understanding of his seminal cosmology and, with it, his unique conception of the origin of the universe. 

    Anaximander traditionally applied Apeiron to designate the origin of everything. The authors' investigation of the extant sources shows, however, that this common view misses the mark. They argue that instead of reading Apeiron as a noun, it should be considered an adjective, with reference to the term phusis (nature), and that the phrase phusis apeiros may express the boundless power of nature, responsible for all creation and growth. 

    The authors also offer an interpretation of Anaximander's cosmogony from a biological perspective: each further step in the differentiation of the phenomenal world is a continuation of the original separation of a fertile seed. 

    This new reading of the first written account of cosmology stresses the central role of the boundless power of nature. It provides philosophers, researchers, and students with a thought-provoking explanation of this early thinker's conception of generation and destruction in the universe.


  • Why Are We Attracted to Sad Music?
    B5802

  • Foundations of yoga psychology / K. Ramakrishna Rao
    BL 1238.54. R36 2017eb

  • Handbook of positive psychology in intellectual and developmental disabilities translating research into practice / Karrie A. Shogren, Michael L. Wegmeyer, Nirbhay N. Singh, editors
    BF204.6

  • Deep drama exploring life as theatre / Karl E. Scheibe
    BF121

  • Irrepressible truth : on Lacan's 'The Freudian thing' / Adrian Johnston
    BF173

  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on fairness, equity, and justice / Meng Li, David P. Tracer, editors
    BJ1533.F2

  • The psychologist's guide to professional development Greg Bohall, Mary-Jo Bautista
    BF76

  • Identity flexibility during adulthood perspectives in adult development / Jan D. Sinnott, editor
    BF724.5

  • Empathy : epistemic problems and cultural-historical perspectives of a cross-disciplinary concept / Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel, editors
    BF 575 E55 E47 2017eb

  • Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness / Lydia Woodyatt, Everett L. Worthington Jr., Michael Wenzel, Brandon J. Griffin, editors
    BF637.F67

  • The perception and cognition of visual space / Paul Linton
    BF241

  • Troubling Muslim youth identities : nation, religion, gender / Máiréad Dunne, Naureem Durrani, Kathleen Fincham, Barbara Crossouard
    BP 188.18 Y68 D86 2017eb

  • Philosophical foundations for a Christian worldview / J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig
    BR 100 M68 2017
    Winner of a 2004 ECPA Gold Medallion AwardWinner of an Award of Excellence in the 2003 Chicago Book ClinicWhat is real?What is truth?What can we know?What should we believe?What should we do and why?Is there a God?Can we know him?Do Christian doctrines make sense?Can we believe in God in the face of evil?These are fundamental questions that any thinking person wants answers to. These are questions that philosophy addresses. And the answers we give to these kinds of questions serve as the the foundation stones for consrtucting any kind of worldview.In Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig offer a comprehensive introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective. In their broad sweep they seek to introduce readers to the principal subdisciplines of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and philosophy of religion. They do so with characteristic clarity and incisiveness. Arguments are clearly outlined, and rival theories are presented with fairness and accuracy.Philosophy, they contend, aids Christians in the tasks of apologetics, polemics and systematic theology. It reflects our having been made in the image of God, helps us to extend biblical teaching into areas not expressly addressed in Scripture, facilitates the spiritual discipline of study, enhances the boldness and self-image of the Christian community, and is requisite to the essential task of integrating faith and learning.Here is a lively and thorough introduction to philosophy for all who want to know reality.

  • Mercy / edited by Lisa Cahill, Diego Irarrazaval and João Vila-Chã
    BV 4647 M4 M47 2017

  • Hannah's child : a theologian's memoir / Stanley Hauerwas
    BX 4827 H34 A3 2010
    A loving, hard-working, godly couple has long been denied a family of their own. Finally, the wife makes a deal with God: if he blesses her with a child, she will dedicate that child to God's service. The result of that prayer was the birth of an influential -- some say prophetic -- voice. Surprisingly, this is not the biblical story of Samuel but the account of Stanley Hauerwas, one of today's leading theologians in the church and the academy. The story of Hauerwas's journey into Christian discipleship is captivating and inspiring. With genuine humility, he describes his intellectual struggles with faith, how he has dealt with the complex reality of marriage to a mentally ill partner, and the gift of friendships that have influenced his character. Throughout the narrative shines Hauerwas's conviction that the tale of his life is worth telling only because of the greater Christian story providing foundation and direction for his own.

  • Blood for thought : the reinvention of sacrifice in early rabbinic literature / Mira Balberg
    BM 715 B35 2017
    Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg traces and analyzes the ways in which the early rabbis interpreted and conceived of biblical sacrifices, reinventing them as a site through which to negotiate intellectual, cultural, and religious trends and practices in their surrounding world. Rather than viewing the rabbinic project as an attempt to generate a nonsacrificial version of Judaism, she argues that the rabbis developed a new sacrificial Jewish tradition altogether, consisting of not merely substitutes to sacrifice but elaborate practical manuals that redefined the processes themselves, radically transforming the meanings of sacrifice, its efficacy, and its value.

  • The Church of the East : an illustrated history of Assyrian Christianity / Christoph Baumer ; translated by Miranda G. Henry
    BX 153.3 B385 2016
    The so-called 'Nestorian' Church (officially known as the Apostolic Assyrian Church of the East, with its See in Baghdad) was one of the most significant Christian communities to develop east of the Roman Empire. In its heyday the Church had 8 million adherents and stretched from the Mediterranean to China. Christoph Baumer is one of the very few Westerners to have visited many of the most important Assyrian sites and has written the only comprehensive history of the Church, which now fights for survival in its country of origin, Iraq, and is almost forgotten in the West. He narrates its rich and colorful trajectory, from its apostolic beginnings to the present day, and discusses the Church's theology, christology, and uniquely vigorous spirituality. He analyzes the Church's turbulent relationship with other Christian chuches and its dialogue with neighboring world religions such as Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Islam, Buddhism, and Taoism. Richly illustrated with maps and over 150 full-color photographs, the book will be essential reading for those interested in a fascinating, but neglected Christian community which has profoundly shaped the history of civilization in both East and West.

  • Islamophobia and the politics of empire / Deepa Kumar
    BP 52 I8543 2012

    In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a "war on terror," ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, 9/11 did not create the image of the "Muslim enemy." This book examines the historic relationship between anti-Muslim racism and the agenda of empire building.


    Beginning in the eleventh century and the context of the Crusades, Deepa Kumar offers a sweeping historical analysis of the changing views of Islam and Muslims in the West, examining the ways that ruling elites throughout history have used the specter of a "Muslim enemy" to justify their imperial projects.


    The language of Islamophobia that was developed in the context of the European colonization of the Middle East continues to thrive today in the United States. Kumar expertly exposes and debunks various myths about Muslims and Islam that have become widely accepted in the US.


    She goes on to analyze the US's checkered attitude towards the parties of political Islam, outlining how it has treated Islamists as both allies and enemies. By examining local conditions that have allowed for the growth of Islamists, Kumar shows that these parties are not inevitable in Muslim-majority countries but are rather a contemporary phenomenon similar to the rise of Christian, Jewish, and Hindu fundamentalisms.


    The final section of the book sheds light on how the use of Islamophobia in justifying foreign policy necessitates and facilitates political repression at home. Attacks on Muslim Americans have spread to attacks on dissent in general. Kumar concludes by making a powerful case for a grassroots movement that challenges anti-Muslim racism and the projects of empire.


    Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of media studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University and the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike . Kumar has contributed to numerous outlets including the BBC, USA Today , and the Philadelphia Inquirer .



  • Martin Luther : renegade and prophet / Lyndal Roper
    BR 325 R746 2016
    From "one of the best of the new [Martin Luther] biographers" ( The New Yorker ), a portrait of the complicated founding father of the Protestant Reformation, whose intellectual assault on Catholicism transformed Christianity and changed the course of world history.

    "Magnificent."-- The Wall Street Journal
    "Penetrating."-- The New York Times Book Review
    "Smart, accessible, authoritative."--Hilary Mantel

    On October 31, 1517, so the story goes, a shy monk named Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper to the door of the Castle Church in the university town of Wittenberg. The ideas contained in these Ninety-five Theses, which boldly challenged the Catholic Church, spread like wildfire. Within two months, they were known all over Germany. So powerful were Martin Luther's broadsides against papal authority that they polarized a continent and tore apart the very foundation of Western Christendom. Luther's ideas inspired upheavals whose consequences we live with today.

    But who was the man behind the Ninety-five Theses? Lyndal Roper's magisterial new biography goes beyond Luther's theology to investigate the inner life of the religious reformer who has been called "the last medieval man and the first modern one." Here is a full-blooded portrait of a revolutionary thinker who was, at his core, deeply flawed and full of contradictions. Luther was a brilliant writer whose biblical translations had a lasting impact on the German language. Yet he was also a strident fundamentalist whose scathing rhetorical attacks threatened to alienate those he might persuade. He had a colorful, even impish personality, and when he left the monastery to get married ("to spite the Devil," he explained), he wooed and wed an ex-nun. But he had an ugly side too. When German peasants rose up against the nobility, Luther urged the aristocracy to slaughter them. He was a ferocious anti-Semite and a virulent misogynist, even as he argued for liberated human sexuality within marriage.

    A distinguished historian of early modern Europe, Lyndal Roper looks deep inside the heart of this singularly complex figure. The force of Luther's personality, she argues, had enormous historical effects--both good and ill. By bringing us closer than ever to the man himself, she opens up a new vision of the Reformation and the world it created and draws a fully three-dimensional portrait of its founder.

  • The making of Martin Luther / Richard Rex
    BR 325 R524 2017

    A major new account of the most intensely creative years of Luther's career

    The Making of Martin Luther takes a provocative look at the intellectual emergence of one of the most original and influential minds of the sixteenth century. Richard Rex traces how, in a concentrated burst of creative energy in the few years surrounding his excommunication by Pope Leo X in 1521, this lecturer at an obscure German university developed a startling new interpretation of the Christian faith that brought to an end the dominance of the Catholic Church in Europe. Luther's personal psychology and cultural context played their parts in the whirlwind of change he unleashed. But for the man himself, it was always about the ideas, the truth, and the Gospel.

    Focusing on the most intensely important years of Luther's career, Rex teases out the threads of his often paradoxical and counterintuitive ideas from the tangled thickets of his writings, explaining their significance, their interconnections, and the astonishing appeal they so rapidly developed. Yet Rex also sets these ideas firmly in the context of Luther's personal life, the cultural landscape that shaped him, and the traditions of medieval Catholic thought from which his ideas burst forth.

    Lucidly argued and elegantly written, The Making of Martin Luther is a splendid work of intellectual history that renders Luther's earthshaking yet sometimes challenging ideas accessible to a new generation of readers.


  • Priest of nature : the religious worlds of Isaac Newton / Robert Iliffe
    B 1299 N34 I45 2017
    For centuries, the exact nature of Isaac Newton's religious beliefs has been a matter of intense debate, in part because so very few of his theological works were accessible to public scrutiny. During his lifetime Newton carefully monitored what he published, and with good reason. Hisreligious writings, which comprise a major part of the manuscripts-containing millions of words-that are now available for view reveal markedly unorthodox views, such as the denial of the Trinity, an admission that would have substantially damaged his public reputation and perhaps endangered hislife. In Priest of Nature, historian Rob Iliffe examines all the evidence and offers the definitive work on the religious views of the man who fundamentally changed how we look at the universe. Tracing Newton's life from his birth through his years at Cambridge, his tenure as Warden and Master of the Mint, and his twenty-four years as president of the Royal Society, continuing to his death in 1727, Iliffe examines how Newton managed the complex boundaries between private and publicprofessions of belief. While previous scholars and biographers have attempted to find coherence in his intellectual pursuits, Iliffe shows how wide-ranging and Catholic Newton's views and interests in fact were, taking issue with those who have attempted to underestimate their range and complexity.Arguing that there is no simplistic coherence between Newton's philosophical and religious views, Priest of Nature delves into the religious writings Newton produced during his life, from his account of the sexually depraved lives of the early monks to his views about the creation of the world andthe Apocalypse, showing that Newton's techniques for prosecuting those he saw as the corrupters of Christianity were identical to the ones he used against those who attacked his science. A portrait of the religious and spiritual life of Newton, Priest of Nature is at the same time a vibrant biography of one of history's towering scientific figures.

  • The meaning of life : a reader / edited by E.D. Klemke, Steven M. Cahn
    BD 431 M4688 2017
    Featuring twenty-five insightful selections by prominent philosophers, literary figures, and religious thinkers, The Meaning of Life serves as an ideal core text for courses on the meaning of life and introduction to philosophy courses where the topic is emphasized. The fourth edition addsselections reflecting Buddhist and Confucian thought and also features a new Part IV on the end of life, raising issues about how our perspectives on death affect our understanding of the meaning of life.
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