Books from "The Terry Lectures Series"


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  • Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine

    Judith Farquhar

    03/17/2020, Hardcover
    $28.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300237238
  • Dissent in the Ancient Indian Sciences of Sex and Politics

    Wendy Doniger

    03/20/2018, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300216196
  • The Case for Secular Humanism

    Philip Kitcher

    10/27/2015, Paper
    $17.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300216851
  • Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

    Keith Thomson

    05/26/2015, Cloth
    $56.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300203677
  • Paul Tillich; With a New Introduction by Harvey Cox

    07/08/2014, Paper
    $16.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300188790
  • John Dewey; Introduction by Thomas M. Alexander

    08/27/2013, Paper
    $17.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300186116
  • His Short and Happy Life

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

    09/25/2012, Cloth
    $28.00 | Out of Stock
    ISBN: 9780300159127
  • How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World

    Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack

    06/05/2012, Paper
    $20.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300181241
  • Ahmad Dallal

    02/07/2012, Paper
    $22.00 | Out of Stock
    ISBN: 9780300177718
  • An Ancient People Debating Its Future

    David Hartman

    11/30/2011, Paper
    $24.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300184112
  • The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self

    Marilynne Robinson

    06/28/2011, Paper
    $16.50 |
    ISBN: 9780300171471
  • An Essay on Ring Composition

    Mary Douglas

    09/28/2010, Paper
    $27.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300167856
  • Reflections on the God Debate

    Terry Eagleton

    03/16/2010, Paper
    $18.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300164534
  • Human Cognition at the Nexus of Science and Religion

    Barbara Herrnstein Smith

    01/19/2010, Cloth
    $56.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300140347
  • Why Does It Continue?

    Edited by Harold W. Attridge

    09/01/2009, Paper
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300152999
  • Johann Joseph Gassner and the Demons of Eighteenth-Century Germany

    H. C. Erik Midelfort

    07/28/2005, Cloth
    $58.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300106695
  • Bas C. van Fraassen

    03/11/2004, Paper
    $32.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300103069
  • John Polkinghorne

    02/08/2003, Paper
    $10.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300099492