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Rouner, Leroy S.

Works: 43 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 12,477 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works about Leroy S Rouner
Most widely held works by Leroy S Rouner
Transcendence and the sacred( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and the world's religions by Leroy S Rouner( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporations and the common good( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within human experience : the philosophy of William Ernest Hocking by Leroy S Rouner( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and German and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of ethics( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil religion and political theology( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the different meanings of civil religion and their relation to political theology. Essays focus on a common ground of values in a democratic society; an assessment of the influence of Christian influence on public life; and practical applications of political theology. --
Meaning, truth, and God( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On nature( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious pluralism( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, religion, and the coming world civilization : essays in honor of William Ernest Hocking by Leroy S Rouner( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel Marcel reminds me that I asked him to write for this book. This is quite true, but not the whole story. During the visit with Ernest Hocking which he describes so eloquently in his essay, "Solips ism Surmounted," he learned from Hocking's hostess, Elizabeth Hazard, that I was planning hopefully for a Hocking F estschri/t. On his return to Harvard, where he was preparing his James Lectures, he wrote me offering an essay should these plans develop. Encouraged, I kept his letter while I moved my family to India and settled into a new job. When it was possible to begin work on the book in earnest I then made my request, reminding him of his original offer. I mention this because I discovered that his enthusiasm was to be typical of those who came to know about the project. Charles Moore commented that such a book was "long overdue," and Walter Stace spoke for us all when he said: "I am sure that there is no one in our profession who would not wish to be associated with any project in his honor." Given the wide range of Hocking's interests and influence, it was difficult to know just how the volume should be organized
On freedom( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, politics, and peace by Leroy S Rouner( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American political life has long honored the separation of church and state as the best way to protect religion from control by the state, and the state from control by religion. Yet religion has been a critical resource for the moral foundations without which the state crumbles. This same paradox is reflected in the relation between religion and peace. Religion has probably been the single most significant cause of warfare in human history and, at the same time, the single most significant force for peace. The essays in Religion, Politics, and Peace will not untangle the paradox, even though they recognize it. For the most part, they are concerned to explore ways in which religion has both enhanced political life and served the cause of peace
Loneliness( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What we explore in Loneliness is something which underlies those occasional forms of personal loneliness which are familiar to us all. First, there is a cultural loneliness, characteristic of the modern world. Urban Americans, for example, are inherently lonely in a way that villagers in India are not. And then there is an even deeper loneliness that is a universal human experience, inherent in the human condition."--BOOK JACKET
Knowing religiously( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of happiness( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness is a paradoxical thing. In our heart of hearts we all want to be happy, but we do not talk much about it, lest we seem sentimental or too optimistic. But what would happiness be like if we could find it? The second section deals with happiness in three major world religious traditions. The third section deals with various issues regarding the meaning and even the uses of happiness
Is there a human nature?( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays approach the question in two different ways. The first is a philosophical attempt at definition. Bhikhu Parekh agrees that there is a universal human nature but that there is also a nature which is culture-specific and a third which is self-reflective. Daniel Dahlstrom argues that we know our nature only when it is recognized by our culture and that the liberal democratic idea of the state both celebrates and threatens the notion of fundamental human equality. Stanley Rosen gives a contemporary interpretation of the classical Greek view in proposing that philosophy is an expression of our humanity, an openness to the human love of wisdom. Knud Haakonssen is not ready to endorse any given orthodoxy regarding human nature but argues rather for openness to experimental views and promising hypotheses. Lisa Sowle Cahill defends a feminist interpretation of Catholic moral theology; we must be able to say that the battering of women is everywhere and always wrong. And Robert Cummings Neville notes that being human means having the obligation to take responsibility for our history. The second group of essays recognizes that we are what we do as well as what we say we are and asks what it means to be genuinely humane. Glenn Loury criticizes Murray and Herrnstein's The Bell Curve as advocacy for a particular elitist view of human nature, which he rejects. Ray Hart explores the moral "fault" and "fallenness" in human nature. Graham Parkes insists that human nature is not morally privileged but must be seen as part of nature taken as a whole. Tu Wei-ming explores the Confucian idea of filial piety as a key to global ethics. Leroy Rouner examines Kierkegaard's psychology of sin, and Sissela Bok uses the metaphor of the lifeboat to see what extreme situations reveal about our nature as human beings
On community( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The individualism and restless mobility of modernity have become disorienting and frightening. Our nostalgia for premodern times when natural bonds to kith and kin were unshakable continues to surface, most recently in the popular phenomenon of support groups. On Community examines this crucial philosophical issue of community for the postmodern mind by presenting 13 readable, original essays by some of the top experts currently working on this problem." "The first four essays, by Eliot Deutsch, R.W. Hepburn, Hilary Putnam, and Leroy S. Rouner, examine philosophies of community, emphasizing metaphysical analysis and definition of the nature of community. The second section considers the theme in a cross-cultural context. Merry I. White, Katherine Platt, Benjamin Schwartz, and Huston Smith illustrate in this section the various ways in which community is understood and experienced in Japan, North Africa, China, and India. The final section, which contains contributions by Patrick Hill, Jurgen Moltmann, Catherine Keller, and George Rupp, explores the future of community, focusing on community building in Western societies." "While the authors represent diverse interests, they also share common ground. Virtually all agree that a creative community needs some form of individualism in order to make a community effective. And there is a consensus among the essays that community is a good thing and that the quest for community in our time is a significant fact. Finally, the contributors suggest that the critique of the liberal view of the autonomous individual, in vogue in recent years, now seems to have waned."--Jacket
Selves, people, and persons : what does it mean to be a self?( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of selfhood has become an urgent question, largely in reaction to the radical individualism in which many modern Western notions of selfhood have been cast. The eleven contributors to Selves, People, and Persons reshape fundamental ideas of the self in such varied fields as theology, biology, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy. Nearly all of them agree that selves are always to be understood in relation to the communities of which they are a part. The first section focuses on basic issues in the philosophy of selfhood. Erazim Kohak's title essay explores American personalism while Harold H. Oliver argues that a self is always in the act of relation to some other. Lawrence E. Cahoone counters with reflections on the limits of this social and rational notion of selfhood, and Edward W. James sketches a holistic view of the self in which the "either/or" of dualism can be transformed by a "both/and." The second group deals with selfhood in various cultures, beginning with Eliot Deutsch's exploration of how each tradition can enlarge its understanding of selfhood by incorporating elements from other traditions. John B. Carman examines the role of the self in Hindu Bhakti, and Livia Kohn explores the role of spontaneity in Chinese views of selfhood. The problem of selfhood in theology, biology, psychoanalysis, and political theory comprises the final section: Krister Stendahl discusses the idea that our selfhood is understood primarily in terms of God's selfhood; Alfred I. Tauber examines biological ideas of organism in the work of Elie Metchnikoff; John E. Mack proposes that a spiritual point of view is now required in order to fully understand the psyche; and Bhikhu Parekh examines how the issue of violence is formulated and debated in liberal democracies
The changing face of friendship( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twelve essays in this volume, written by some of the foremost experts in the fields of philosophy and theology, clarify what it means to be a friend, helping to restore talk about friendship to our common conversation."--Jacket
If I should die( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors to If I Should Die offer the reader compelling personal, philosophical, and historical views on questions about death."--Jacket
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Transcendence and the sacred
Human rights and the world's religionsOn natureIs there a human nature?The changing face of friendshipIf I should die
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Rouner, Leroy Stephens 1930-2006

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