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About Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions

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Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library covers the major strains and new directions in religious questioning that have often altered the very framework of given traditions. In addition to studying scholars' ideas separately, researchers can explore broader schools of thought to examine how different theories, denominations, faiths, and political and cultural groups have intersected, differed, and influenced one another.

The collection reflects the increasingly global and pluralistic character of religious scholarship by including voices from all religions including Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Eastern Religions--that have generated meaningful interfaith dialogue. It also incorporates works from members of previously marginalized groups, among them key feminist theologians and scholars.

About Volume IV

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religion currently includes more than 28,203 pages, comprising 110 books.

It is a scholarly, highly curated collection of key primary and secondary texts including foundational writings and contextual monographs:

  • From the late 19th century through the 21st century
  • Authors across a variety of backgrounds

It includes coverage of areas such as:

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Spiritual Direction and Development
  • Deities
  • Metaphysics and Cosmology
  • Popular Devotions
  • Enlightenment

Future releases will provide more works from the key 20th century thinkers and more content in other languages, such as Tibetan and Sanskrit.

About the series/future volumes

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions is the fourth in a four-volume series that includes Volume I: Christianity, Volume II: Islam, and Volume III: Judaism. Upon completion, it will include more than 500,000 pages of seminal texts.

Developed under the guidance of specialists in the field, the series provides a comprehensive and rare assemblage of important and unique materials, the essential works documenting religious thinking in the 20th century.

Key concepts and theories, such as ethics, truth, emptiness, doctrine, and reincarnation, will be explored and examined across religions, while specific dogmas and philosophies will also be studied in-depth. Students and scholars will experience the conversations within and among schools of thought through the key authors who have shaped the conversations and understandings.

The four volumes of Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library will constitute a major resource on all aspects of theological thought, dialogue, and experience across cultures, laying the foundation for historical and contemporary understandings.

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Many individuals have contributed to this project since its inception and we want to acknowledge the great contributions of all.

Special thanks go to:

  • Briana Bardos
  • Gareth Bish
  • Pat Carlson
  • Charles Cooney
  • Graham Dimmock
  • Nathalie Duval
  • Andrea Eastman-Mullins
  • Michelle Eldridge
  • Sara Gibney
  • Rose Ippolito
  • Mike Kangal
  • Isabel Lacerda
  • Samantha Lubrano
  • Arvilla Mastromarino
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  • Stephen Rhind-Tutt
  • Duane Rogers
  • Kathleen Saylor
  • Sergei Surba
  • Miroslav Styblo
  • Will Whalen