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Carmody, Denise Lardner 1935-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 304 publications in 3 languages and 17,639 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies  Textbooks  History  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: BL458, 291
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Denise Lardner Carmody
Women & world religions by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American religions : an introduction by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism : holiness East and West by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The particulars of a mystical experience color and shape its essence. But as Denise and John Carmody tell us, be it a Native American vision quest, or the intense soul-wrenching experience of a great storm, or a passionate love, or a dialogue in deep prayer with a personal divinity - any of these can be considered a mystical episode, if it draws us into a direct encounter with ultimate reality. In Mysticism: Holiness East and West, the Carmodys apply this broad definition of mysticism - a direct encounter with ultimate reality - to mystical experiences found in the world's great religions, providing insight into mysticism and into religious practice around the globe." "The Carmodys offer an informative survey of the six major world religions - the Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions - and they also examine the religious practices of North American, Latin American, African, and Australian native peoples. They illuminate the history, principal beliefs, and teaching of each religion, and then examine the lives and works of each tradition's outstanding mystics. Equally important, the Carmodys compare the mysticism found in one tradition with that found in the others, revealing how mystical practice varies widely from one religious group to the next. They find, for instance, that Jewish mystical experience has seldom been given to the magical flight practiced by native American shamans, nor has it over-regarded miracle working. Likewise, the book compares John of the Cross's negation of the self with the Indian doctrine of "not this, not that" which relates to the Buddhist idea of Nirvana." "In providing a comprehensive and accessible guide to mysticism, the Carmodys have done a major service for anyone seeking mystical experience and for all those interested in religion as practiced throughout the world."--Jacket
Ways to the center : an introduction to world religions by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic of many mansions : foundations of American religious thought by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the origins, assumptions, and consequences of three major concepts in American religious history: the Puritan judgement of human nature, the Enlightenment disestablishment of religion, and the definition of truth of American Pragmatism. The lives and beliefs of Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, and William James fully characterize these three mainstream religious principIes. ln unique counterpoint, the Carmodys bring into the discussion the many religious and secular groups that were not, and still are not, part of the primarily white, Protestant, male historical tradition: Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, women, African-Americans, and others. The Republic of Many Mansions concludes that the future of American religious culture lies in a collective and ongoing dialogue among the many voices active in the American religious landscape
Contemporary Catholic theology : an introduction by John Carmody( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity : an introduction by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest god : archaic religion yesterday & today by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical woman : contemporary reflections on scriptural texts by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates various biblical perspectives on women by commenting on representative texts
Feminism & Christianity : a two-way reflection by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The double cross : ordination, abortion, and Catholic feminism by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

7 editions published between 1936 and 1986 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian feminist theology : a constructive interpretation by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Study of women : enlarging perspectives of social reality( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serene compassion : a Christian appreciation of Buddhist holiness by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Serene Compassion, John and Denise Carmody provide an accessible overview and evaluation of Buddhist thought and practice from a Christian point of view. They find that Buddhism is, in many ways, an ideal complement and companion to Christianity. To show why, the Carmodys focus on Buddhist ideas about holiness - comprising such virtues as purity, devotion, orderliness, compassion, and wholeheartedness - and reveal how they compare to similar values in traditional Christianity. They emphasize the kinship between seekers of holiness in both traditions, and offer a nuanced and sympathetic portrait of meditative practices that bring attention and imagination into the service of spiritual life. At the same time, however, they are frank about matters of doctrinal disagreement, making it clear that some aspects of Buddhist thought are not compatible with a Christian world view. Moving well beyond a simple exposition of Buddhist notions, or a comparison of Christian with Buddhist practice, Serene Compassion concludes that Buddhists and Christians share a basic humanity, and that Buddhism's success at the task of nourishing this humanity has much to teach all Christians. Informative and insightful, it will appeal to readers approaching the dialogue from either side, and to all engaged in the spiritual quest. - Publisher
Virtuous woman : reflections on Christian feminist ethics by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace and justice in the scriptures of the world religions : reflections on non-Christian scriptures by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the path of the masters : understanding the spirituality of Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this compact book, the authors reflect on the legacy of four great religious thinkers: Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, and Muhammad. They offer a brief biography of each founder, describing the events that most shaped his life, how his personal spirituality developed, how he lived and how he died, what kind of person he was, and finally, they briefly trace the course of each religious tradition after its founder's death. The Carmodys divide their topic into the major dimensions of spiritual life - nature, society, the self, and divinity - and provide clear and easy access to where each figure stands on enduring issues and how each compares with the others
Prayer in world religions by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surveys the understanding and practice of prayer in Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, African and Native American faiths. The authors provide a succinct yet comprehensive treatment of prayer in these religious traditions. The Carmodys' introduction examines the relevance of prayer to current interfaith understanding, dialogue, and spiritual life. In separate chapters, the authors provide an historical context and then describe typical rituals, stories, and prayers for each tradition. They offer in each case an appreciation of these traditions from a Christian perspective, and discuss the uniqueness and significance of prayer within them"--Back cover
Eastern ways to the center : an introduction to Asian religions by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious woman : contemporary reflections on Eastern texts by Denise Lardner Carmody( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Native American religions : an introduction
Alternative Names
Carmody, D.

Carmody, D. 1935-

Carmody, Denise L.

Carmody, Denise L. 1935-

Carmody, Denise Lardner

Lardner Carmody, Denise 1935-

Languages
English (159)

Chinese (2)

Korean (1)

Covers
Native American religions : an introductionMysticism : holiness East and WestWays to the center : an introduction to world religionsThe republic of many mansions : foundations of American religious thoughtChristianity : an introductionChristian feminist theology : a constructive interpretationSerene compassion : a Christian appreciation of Buddhist holinessIn the path of the masters : understanding the spirituality of Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and MuhammadPrayer in world religions