Dr. Joseph Runzo

 
     
 


Publications

Books:

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Global Philosophy of Religion

Global Philosophy of Religion: A Short Introduction. (Chinese translation) Tsinghua University Distinguished Translation Series in Philosophy, Forthcoming 2003.

Human Rights and Responsibilites: The Contribution of the World Religions. Co-editor with Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, The Library of Global Ethics and Religion, forthcoming Fall 2002.

Ethics in the World Religions. Co-editor with Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, The Library of Global Ethics and Religion, 2001. 381 pp. plus plates.

Global Philosophy of Religion: A Short Introduction. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2001. 320 pp.

Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions. Co-editor with Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, The Library of Global Ethics and Religion, 2000. 298 pp. plus plates.

The Meaning of Life in the World Religions. Co-editor with Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, The Library of Global Ethics and Religion, 1999. 330 pp. plus plates.

World Views and Perceiving God. London: Macmillan Press, "Library of Philosophy and Religion," 1993; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. 244 pp.

Is God Real? Editor. London: Macmillan Press, "The Library of Philosophy of Religion," 1993; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. 216 pp.

Ethics, Religion and the Good Society: New Directions in a Pluralistic World. Editor. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster Press, 1992. 200 pp.

Reason, Relativism, and God. London: Macmillan Press, "The Library of Philosophy and Religion," 1986; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. 308 pp.

Religious Experience and Religious Belief: Essays in the Epistemology of Religion. Co-editor with Craig K. Ihara. New York and London: University Press of America, 1986. 160 pp.       

Books in Progress:

War and the Destruction of the Soul. An analysis of the moral, religious, and practical arguments against waging war using a cross-cultural and interreligious approach. Projected: 125 pages.

Global Issues in Ethics and Religion. An analysis of the responses of the World Religions to global ethical issues such as human rights, ecology, racism, the oppression of women, religious intolerance, and war and violence. Projected: 225 pages.

Love, Sex and Religion: Reflections of the Divine. An account of what it is to be human, and the relation between the transcendent and the meaning of life, through a pluralistic analysis of love, sex and gender in the World Religions. Projected: 250 pages.     

Articles and Longer Reviews:

"Secular Rights and Religious Responsibilities" in Human Rights and Responsibilities: The Contribution of the World Religions. Edited by Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2003.

"Can Christian Ethics be Universal?" invited for a festschrift in honor of Brian Hebblethwaite. Edited by Julius Lipner. Macmillan Press, Ltd. U.K. "The Library of Philosophy and Religion," 2003.

"Is a Universal Religious Ethic Possible?: Glimpses of a Global Perspective." Focus (Boston University, School of Theology) Spring 2001, pp. 13-19.

"Being Religious and Doing Ethics" in Ethics in the World Religions. Edited by Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2001.

"The Symbolism of Sex and the Reality of God" in Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions. Edited by Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2000.

"Eros and Meaning in Life and Religion" in The Meaning of Life in the World Religions. Edited by Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1999.

"God, Commitment and Other Faiths: Relativism vs. Pluralism," reprinted in Philosophy of Religion, third edition. Edited by Louis Pojman. New York and London: Wadsworth Press, 1997.

"Ethical Relativism and Ethical Universality", in Religion and Morality. Edited by D.Z. Phillips. London: Macmillan Press; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

"The Third Person of the Trinity," in Philosophy and the Future of Christian Theology. Edited by Stephen T. Davis. London: Macmillan Press, 1996.

"World Views and Perceiving God: The Problem of Religious Pluralism," in The Rationality of Belief and the Plurality of Faith, festschrift in honor of William Alston. Edited by Thomas Senor. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

"Realism, Non-Realism and Atheism: Why Believe in an Objectively Real God?," in Is God Real?. Edited by Joseph Runzo. London: Macmillan Press, "The Library of Philosophy of Religion," 1993; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.

"Ethics and the Challenge of Theological Non-Realism," in Ethics, Religion and the Good Society. Edited by Joseph Runzo. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster Press, 1992.

"Kant on Reason and Justified Belief in God," in Kant's Philosophy of Religion Reconsidered. Edited by Philip Rossi and Michael Wreen. Indiana University Press, 1991.

Review of God-Relationships With and Without God by James Kellenberger. Faith and Philosophy, 1995. Review of Models of God by Sallie McFague. Faith and Philosophy, vol. 7 (1990), pp. 360-64.

Review of Models of God by Sallie McFague. Faith and Philosophy, vol. 7 (1990), pp. 360-64.

"World-views and the Epistemic Foundations of Theism." Religious Studies, vol. 25. no. 1 (Mar. 1989), pp. 31-51.

"God, Commitment, and Other Faiths: Pluralism vs. Relativism." Faith and Philosophy, vol. 5, no. 4 (Oct. 1988), pp. 343-64.

Review of Problems of Religious Pluralism by John Hick. Faith and Philosophy (July 1988), pp. 315-18.

"Conceptual Relativism and Religious Experience," in Religious Experience and Religious Belief. New York and London: University Press of America, 1986, pp. 117-141.

Review of The Theological Imagination: Constructing the Concept of God by Gordon D. Kaufman.
The Heythrop Journal, vol. 25, no. 1 (Jan. 1984), pp. 112-113.

"Religion, Relativism, and Conceptual Schemas." The Heythrop Journal, vol. 24, no. 1 (Jan. 1983), pp. 38-50.

"The Radical Conceptualization of Perceptual Experience." American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 3 (July 1982), pp. 205-217.

"Omniscience and Freedom for Evil." International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, vol. 12, no. 3 (1981), pp. 131-147.

Review of Divine Commands and Moral Requirements by Philip Quinn. Theological Studies (March 1980), pp. 241-242.

"Relativism and Absolutism in Bultmann's Demythologizing Hermeneutic." The Scottish Journal of Theology, vol. 32, no. 5. (1979), pp.401-19.

Review of Perspectives on Morality: Essays by William K. Frankena, edited by K.E. Goodpaster. Theological Studies (Sept. 1978), pp. 560-561.

Review of The Cosmological Argument by William L. Rowe. Theological Studies, vol. 39, no. 1 (March 1978), pp. 197-198.

"Visions, Pictures, and Rules." Religious Studies, vol. 13 (Sept. 1977), pp. 303-318.

"The Propositional Structure of Perception." American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 14 (July 1977), pp. 211-220.

Review of An Essay on Theological Method by Gordon D. Kaufman. Theological Studies (Dec. 1976), pp. 685-687.

 

Published Photographs:

In Religion, by Martin Forward, Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2001:
+ Islamic Prayer Service, Mosque of Sayyidna Al-Hussein, Cairo, Egypt

In The Meaning of Life in the World Religions, ed. Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1999:
+ The nave of Wells Cathedral, England (page 52)
+ The Ben Ezra Synagogue, Cairo, Egypt (page 70)
+ The Muhammad Ali Mosque, Cairo, Egypt (page 92)
+ Buddhist sculpture, Jizo Temple, Toyama, Japan (page 152)
+ The presbytery ceiling, Peterborough Cathedral, England (page 186)
+ Sculpture of Mahadevi, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Singapore (page 220)
+ Modern medicant Zen Buddhist, Kyoto, Japan (page 254)
+ The high altar and Holy Trinity Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral, England (page 288)
+ Hiyoshi (Shingon) Temple, Tateyama, Japan (page 314)

In Love, Sex, and Gender in the World Religions, ed. Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin
Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2000:
+ Bas relief of Amun-Min, Luxor Temple, Egypt (page 14)
+ Modern Rinzai Zen master, Kecho-ji Temple, Kamakura, Japan (page 36)
+ Image of Kali, Sri Krishnan Temple, Singapor (page 166)
+ Kuan Yin, Chuang Yen Monastery, New York, U.S.A. (page 180)
+ Crucifix, Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, Cambridge, England (page 202)
+ Prayer, Mosque of Sayyidna Al-Hussein, Cairo, Egypt (page 222)
+ Fresco of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Mission San Xavier del Bac, Arizona, U.S.A. (page 258)
+ Rajasthani miniature in Mughal style, India (page 286)

In Ethics and the World Religions, ed. Joseph Runzo and Nancy M. Martin.
Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2001:
+ Painting of Adam and Eve, nave of Ely Cathedral, England (page 64)
+ Stained-glass window of Moses, Exeter Cathedral, England (page 88)
+ Sculpture of Jesus, Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, England (page 136)
+ Chrysler Building tower on the New York City skyline, U.S.A. (page 160)
+ Chamei-ji Zen temple, Lake Biwa, Japan (page 218)
+ Diagram of Zuiryu-ji temple, Tahaoak, Japan (page 270)
 

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