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The Meaning and End of Religion

The Meaning and End of Religion

  • Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451420142
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 340
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Wilfred Cantwell Smith, maintained in this vastly important work that Westerners have misperceived religious life by making "religion" into one thing. He shows the inadequacy of "religion" to capture the living, endlessly variable ways and traditions in which religious faith presents itself in the world.

The Meaning and End of Religion

The Meaning and End of Religion

  • Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451420142
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 340
  • View: 9038
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Wilfred Cantwell Smith, maintained in this vastly important work that Westerners have misperceived religious life by making "religion" into one thing. He shows the inadequacy of "religion" to capture the living, endlessly variable ways and traditions in which religious faith presents itself in the world.

The Meaning and End of Religion

The Meaning and End of Religion

  • Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Faith
  • Page: 340
  • View: 7145
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Changing Religious Worlds

Changing Religious Worlds

The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade

  • Author: Bryan Rennie
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791447291
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 306
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Assesses Mircea Eliade's contribution to the contemporary understanding of religion and the academic study of religion.

The Meaning and End of Religion

The Meaning and End of Religion

  • Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Faith
  • Page: 340
  • View: 8316
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The Will to Arise

The Will to Arise

Theological and Political Themes in African Christianity and the Renewal of Faith and Identity

  • Author: Caleb Oluremi Oladipo
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820463896
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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One of the most important developments of Christianity in the twentieth century was its transformation in South Africa, where it became a vibrant religion rooted in African idioms and cultures. The church also became engaged in the struggle against social and political injustice, and church leaders employed the vocabularies of faith to secure civil liberty. This hard-hitting book focuses on post-apartheid Christian character and establishes the theological and spiritual authority of African Christians, calling contemporary Christians to renew their faith and Christian identity. It shows, too, that one cannot seriously consider contemporary Christianity apart from the African experience.

Hermeneutics and Hindu Thought: Toward a Fusion of Horizons

Hermeneutics and Hindu Thought: Toward a Fusion of Horizons

  • Author: Rita Sherma,Arvind Sharma
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402081928
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 250
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The advent of Hindu Studies coincides with the emergence of modern hermeneutics. Despite this co-emergence and rich possibilities inherent in dialectical encounters between theories of modern and post-modern hermeneutics, and those of Hindu hermeneutical traditions, such an enterprise has not been widely endeavored. The aim of this volume is to initiate such an interface. Essays in this volume reflect one or more of the following categories: (1) Examination of challenges and possibilities inherent in applying Western hermeneutics to Hindu traditions. (2) Critiques of certain heuristics used, historically, to “understand” Hindu traditions. (3) Elicitation of new hermeneutical paradigms from Hindu thought, to develop cross-cultural or dialogical hermeneutics. Applications of interpretive methodologies conditioned by Western culture to classify Indian thought have had important impacts. Essays by Sharma, Bilimoria, Sugirtharajah, and Tilak examine these impacts, offering alternate interpretive models for understanding Hindu concepts in particular and the Indian religious context in general. Several essays offer original insights regarding potential applications of traditional Hindu philosophical principles to cross-cultural hermeneutics (Long, Bilimoria, Klostermaier, Adarkar, and Taneja). Others engage Hindu texts philosophically to elicit deeper interpretations (Phillips, and Rukmani). In presenting essays that are both critical and constructive, we seek to uncover intellectual space for creative dialectical engagement that, we hope, will catalyze a reciprocal hermeneutics.

The Insider/Outsider Problem in the Study of Religion

The Insider/Outsider Problem in the Study of Religion

A Reader

  • Author: Russell T. McCutcheon
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826481469
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 405
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Thirty classic and contemporary readings - from such writers as Kant, Hume, Schleiermacher, and Otto, to Ninian Smart, Mircea Eliade, Karen McCarthy-Brown, and Wendy Doniger.

The Crucible of Religion

The Crucible of Religion

Culture, Civilization, and Affirmation of Life

  • Author: Wojciech Maria Zalewski
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630875325
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 314
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Religion is commonly viewed through the lens of the world's religious traditions, stressing the differences, and often the conflicts, among them. The author of this book instead presents religion as a common and universal human phenomenon, based deeply in a human nature shared by all. In this view, the underlining and unifying principle of religion is a particular affirmative attitude toward life, which he presents as the Ultimate Value, and as such the key cultural constituent and defining factor of all religion. This Ultimate Value finds its expressions in various civilizations, and results in a variety of forms; these are what we know as the world's religious traditions. By analyzing the roles of both culture and civilization in their attitudes toward life, the author places religion beyond religious traditions, and shows how the latter, regardless of whether they are theistic or atheistic, draw their principles from the former, mainly by promoting the Golden Rule in its applications.

Religion and Media

Religion and Media

  • Author: Hent de Vries,Samuel Weber
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804734974
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 649
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Counter The twenty-five contributors to this volume - who include such influential thinkers as Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Talal Asad, and James Siegel - confront the conceptual, analytical, and empirical difficulties involved in addressing the complex relationship between religion and media. The book's introductory section offers a prolegomenon to the multiple problems raised by an interdisciplinary approach to these multifaceted phenomena. The essays in the following part provide exemplary approaches to the historical and systematic background to the study of religion and media. The third part presents case studies by anthropologists and scholars of comparative religion. The book concludes with two remarkable documents: a chapter from Theodor W. Adorno's study of the relationship between religion and media in the context of political agitation (The Psychological Technique of Martin Luther Thomas's Radio Addresses) and a section from Niklas Luhmann's monumental Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft (Society as a Social System).