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Religions of the West epub

by Ninian Smart


Religions of the West epub

ISBN: 0131568116

ISBN13: 978-0131568112

Author: Ninian Smart

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (December 19, 1993)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB book: 1168 kb

FB2 book: 1969 kb

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Roderick Ninian Smart (6 May 1927 – 29 January 2001) was a Scottish writer and university educator. He was a pioneer in the field of secular religious studies

Roderick Ninian Smart (6 May 1927 – 29 January 2001) was a Scottish writer and university educator. He was a pioneer in the field of secular religious studies. In 1967 he established the first department of religious studies in the United Kingdom at the new University of Lancaster where he was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor, having already chaired one of the largest and most prestigious departments of theology in Britain at the University of Birmingham. In 1976, he became the first .

Contributions are sufficiently clear to be of use to students in religious studies, but have enough depth and detail to appeal to scholars.

This book details the ancient roots and formations of Asian religions. The book examines the way these religions responded and adapted to modern times, particularly the colonial experience. ISBN13:9780131568112. Release Date:December 1993.

Book Condition: Former Library book. The study of religions has been presented primarily in a chronological narrative followed by a description of the holy forms, rites, and rituals of a particular religion

Book Condition: Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. The study of religions has been presented primarily in a chronological narrative followed by a description of the holy forms, rites, and rituals of a particular religion. However, religion as a cultural force exists in space as well as in time. This atlas from Smart (. The World's Religions) is a welcome change from the existing literature.

The World's Religions.

Experiential dimension - this is one of the most attractive dimensions of religion - the capacity of ritual, prayer, worship to evoke feelings of security and comfort or on the other hand feelings of awe, inexplicable presence, mystery, ecstasy. 6. Social dimension - a religious tradition implies some sort of social organization through which it perpetuates itself.

Part I traces the development of religions, as they evolved from the traditions of the ancient world. Part II examines the changes to faiths and cultures following the Renaissance and the voyages of conquest and discovery, and asks how, why, and with what effect religions have been refashioned over the ages up to today

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Roderick Ninian Smart, scholar of comparative religion, dies at age 73 (M. He wrote as Ninian Smart and was considered one of the foremost academic scholars of the state of religion in the 20th century. Among his most recent books were ''Dimensions of the Sacred: An Anatomy of the World's Beliefs'' (1996), ''The World's Religions'' (1998), ''Atlas of the World's Religions'' (1998), and ''World Philosophies'' (2000). Born to Scottish parents in Cambridge, he was brought up in Glasgow and served as a captain in Royal Army intelligence just after World War II.

This book details the ancient roots and formations of Asian religions. The book examines the way these religions responded and adapted to modern times, particularly the colonial experience.