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Neville, Robert C.

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Works: 102 works in 372 publications in 2 languages and 33,166 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Originator, Contributor
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The cosmology of freedom by Robert C Neville( )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neville's The Cosmology of Freedom corrects the tendency to believe that freedom consists in one thing alone, for instance not being constrained, or being able to choose between live options, or participating in a democratic political process. He lays out in systematic fashion the connections between personal dimensions of freedom, such as external liberty (Hobbes), the ability to act on the basis of one's intentions (Spinoza), choice between live options (James), and creativity (Whitehead), and social dimensions of freedom, such as opportunity (Du Bois), social pluralism (Dewey), integral life-style (Tillich), and participatory politics (Dahl). Discerning the nuances of these dimensions of freedom, it becomes a matter of experience and empirical investigation to determine in specific circumstance whether, in what senses, and to what degree a person or society is free
Creativity and God : a challenge to process theology by Robert C Neville( )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recovery of philosophy in America : essays in honor of John Edwin Smith by John E Smith( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao and the daimon : segments of a religious inquiry by Robert C Neville( )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puritan smile : a look toward moral reflection by Robert C Neville( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the masks of God : an essay toward comparative theology by Robert C Neville( )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternity and time's flow by Robert C Neville( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction of thinking by Robert C Neville( )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual and deference : extending Chinese philosophy in a comparative context by Robert C Neville( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ritual and Deference develops Robert Cummings Neville's thesis that contemporary philosophy has much to gain by shaping itself through important themes of the Chinese philosophical traditions, especially the themes of ritual and deference. Neville here offers a broad and detailed interpretation of the relevance of Confucianism and Daoism to contemporary issues. The discussion includes analyses of classical Confucian and Daoist texts, especially those of Xunzi and Laozi, and of the current scene of English-speaking philosophy advancing Chinese themes. Neville stresses the importance of deferring to the integrity of cultures while still submitting them to normative analysis and criticism."--Jacket
New essays in metaphysics( )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normative cultures by Robert C Neville( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two problems bring philosophy to the refiner's fire. How can we conceive of human culture across the differences of civilized cultures? This is a problem about the nature of theory itself. It calls for a new theory of theorizing that at once provides synoptic understanding and recognized differences and incommensurabilities. Many postmodern critics have thundered against theories that oppress by the value-laden bias of their own forms, and by the interest guiding their forms. Neville provides a theory of theories that responds to these challenges and addresses the problem of theorizing across different cultures
Recovery of the measure : interpretation and nature by Robert C Neville( )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neville's most significant scholarly contribution is arguably his metaphysical theory of being (or being-itself): a new theory that involves an original solution to the ancient problem of the one and the many. He developed this theory for his PhD dissertation at Yale University (graduated 1963), of which his first book, God the Creator, constitutes a substantial revision. Exploring the implications of that theory has enabled him to produce a philosophy of nature that rivals Alfred North Whitehead's in scope and power, as can be seen from his three-volume Axiology of Thinking. The first volume in that trilogy, Reconstruction of Thinking (1981), was hailed by Donald W. Sherburne?editor of the corrected edition of Whitehead's Process and Reality?as "a truly important book. It is the first genuinely neo-Whiteheadian offering on a large, systematic scale."The second volume of the trilogy, Recovery of the Measure: Interpretation and Nature (1989), was also well received. The prominent Confucian scholar and philosopher David L. Hall wrote of it as follows: "Because of its timeliness, the brilliance of its arguments, and the profundity of its conclusions
Boston Confucianism : portable tradition in the late-modern world by Robert C Neville( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is it possible to be a Confucian without being East Asian, as so many philosophers have been Platonists without being Greek? Strangely enough, many scholars would answer in the negative, citing the inextricable connection between Confucianism and East Asia culture. Boston Confucianism argues to the contrary, maintaining that Confucianism can be important to the contemporary global conversation of philosophy and should not be confined to an East Asian context
On the scope and truth of theology : theology as symbolic engagement by Robert C Neville( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume of Robert Cumming Neville's magnum opus, Theology as Symbolic Engagement . Neville is the premier American systematic theologian of our time. His work is profoundly influenced by Paul Tillich, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and the American pragmatists John Dewey and Charles Sanders Pierce. From Tillich he takes the notion of religion, art, and morality as symbol, and the notion that religion is the substance of culture and culture the form of religion. Thus, theology is symbolic engagement with cultural forms, and Neville explores the ways that such engagement occurs among
God the Creator : on the transcendence and presence of God by Robert C Neville( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in late modernity by Robert C Neville( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of Contents Religion in Late Modernity by Neville, Robert Cummings Terms of Use Preface p. xi Introduction p. 1 Part 1 Late-Modern Topics Chapter 1. The Contingencies of Nature p. 9 Nature Defined p. 9 Cosmological Contingency: Determinateness and Time's Flow p. 13 Ontological Contingency: Creation and Eternity p. 19 Symbols of Ontological Asymmetry p. 24 Chapter 2. Human Nature p. 29 Defining Human Nature p. 29 To Be under Obligation p. 31 The Human Condition p. 36 Orientation and Poise p. 39 Chapter 3. Religious Symbols p. 45 Symbolic Meaning and Religion p. 45 The Reference of Religious Symbols p. 52 The Interpretation of Religious Symbols p. 57 The Truth of Religious Symbols p. 61 Chapter 4. The Symbols of Divine Action p. 66 The Concept of God p. 67 What Can We Know about God? p. 72 When Can We Say God Is a Personal Agent? p. 77 When Should We Not Say God Is a Personal Agent? p. 84 Chapter 5. Eternity and the Transformation of Soul p. 88 Eternity as a Contemporary Problem p. 88 Plotinus and Eternity p. 91 The Transformation of Soul to Engage Eternity p. 95 The Engagement of Eternity p. 97 Eternity Engaged through the Temporal p. 100 Eternity in Time: Real and Illusory p. 102 Eternity and Immortality p. 105 Part 2 Late-Modern Religion Chapter 6. Religion and Scholarship p. 109 Recent History of the Study of Religions p. 110 Participation and Distance in a Typology of the Study of Religions p. 115 Models of Spirituality among Historically Conscious Scholars p. 126 Chapter 7. Religion and Society p. 131 World Society, World Culture, World Community p. 132 The Causal Effectiveness of Religions p. 138 Global Modernization and Religious Traditions p. 144 Maitreyan Strategies p. 150 Chapter 8. Religion and Politics: Spheres of Tolerance p. 158 Religious Wars and the Alleged Privacy of Religion p. 158 Obligation and Civil Religion p. 162 Ultimacy and Religions' Essential Features p. 164 Political Tolerance of Religions p. 166 Religion and Public Theology p. 169 Chapter 9. Religion and the American Experiment p. 171 The American Religious Scene p. 172 The Experiment: An Hypothesis p. 176 What Makes Religions Religious p. 179 Chapter 10. Religion and Vital Engagement p. 184 Engagement and Competence p. 184 Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Oversoul p. 188 The Soul Transformed p. 192 Emerson, Nietzsche, and Jesus: A Challenge to Modernism p. 196 Part 3 Religion and Philosophy in Late Modernity Chapter 11. The Public Character of Theology and Religious Studies p. 203 Chapter 12. Religions, Philosophies, and Philosophy of Religion p. 217 The Impact of Scholarship on Philosophy of Religion p. 217 A Definition of Philosophy of Religion p. 221 The Problematic of Translation and Comparison p. 225 Comparison, Philosophy, and Theology p. 229 Chapter 13. A Paleopragmatic Philosophy of the History of Philosophy p. 233 Paleopragmatism p. 233 Signs: The Phenomenology, Comparison, and Lineages of Philosophies p. 235 Philosophies as Referents: Structures, Insights, Orientation p. 239 Philosophies as Interpretive Engagements: Truth, Usability, Fallibilism p. 242 Notes p. 249 References p. 261 Index p. 269 Descriptive content provided by Syndetics"! a Bowker service. Summary Religion in Late Modernity by Neville, Robert Cummings Terms of use In his preface, Neville (philosophy, religion, and thology, Boston U., and dean of the School of Theology) confesses that the title of this book is contrarian in two ways: because it speaks of "religion" and not "religions," and because it speaks of our time as late modern rather than postmodern. He discusses nature, human nature, religious symbols, symbols of divine action, and eternity as transformation of soul before launching into discussion of religion and scholarship, society, politics, the American experiment, and vital engagement. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR Descriptive content provided by Syndetics"! a Bowker service
Soldier, sage, saint by Robert C Neville( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimate realities by Robert C Neville( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operating on the mind : the psychosurgery conflict( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highroad around modernism by Robert C Neville( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cummings-Neville, Robert 1939-

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Neville, Robert 1939-

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Neville, Robert C. (Robert Cummings)

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Neville, Robert Cummings 1939-

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Невилл, Роберт Каммингс

Роберт Каммінгз Невілл

رابرت کامینگز نویل نویسنده آمریکایی

روبرت نيفيل فيلسوف أمريكي

네빌, 로버트 C. 1939-

네빌, 로버트 커밍스 1939-

南樂山

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Creativity and God : a challenge to process theologyThe recovery of philosophy in America : essays in honor of John Edwin SmithRitual and deference : extending Chinese philosophy in a comparative contextNormative culturesBoston Confucianism : portable tradition in the late-modern worldOn the scope and truth of theology : theology as symbolic engagementGod the Creator : on the transcendence and presence of GodReligion in late modernityUltimate realities