Philip Novak

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Philip Novak
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Philip Novak is a Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. He received a bachelor's degree in English at University of Notre Dame (1972), and MA and PhD degrees in Religion at Syracuse University (1981).[1] He joined the faculty of Dominican University in 1980. Novak has been Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.[2]


Books authored or edited by Novak include

  • "The World's Wisdom," an anthology of the sacred texts of the world's religions (HarperSanFrancisco 1994)
  • "The Vision of Nietzsche" (Vega, 1996)
  • "Buddhism: A Concise Introduction" (co-authored with Huston Smith, HarperSanFrancisco 2002)
  • "The Inner Journey: Views from the Buddhist Tradition" (Morning Light, 2005).


  1. ^ Faculty page for Philip Novak (shared) (accessed 24 April 2011).
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