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Religion and the Western mind

Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Niniam Smart believes that the modern study of religion should occur in the context of a radical reappraisal of our educational system. This is a worldview analysis of religion appropriate to today's global city. It attacks narrowness whether found in Western philosophy or Christian theology, and argues for a disestablishmentarian stance.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ninian Smart
ISBN: 0887063829 9780887063824 0887063837 9780887063831
OCLC Number: 13703166
Notes: Portions delivered as the Drummond Lectures, University of Stirling, March 1985.
Description: xi, 142 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Religious studies and the western mind --
The political implications of religious studies --
The intellectual implications of religious studies --
Christianity and nationalism --
Resurgence and identity in three faiths --
The dynamics of religious and political change: Illustrations from South Asia --
The future of religions --
A global ethic arising from the epistemology of religious and similar value-systems.
Responsibility: Ninian Smart.

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Niniam Smart believes that the modern study of religion should occur in the context of a radical reappraisal of our educational system. This is a worldview analysis of religion appropriate to today's global city. It attacks narrowness whether found in Western philosophy or Christian theology, and argues for a disestablishmentarian stance.

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