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In the presence of mystery : an introduction to the story of human religiousness

Author: Michael Horace Barnes
Publisher: Mystic, CT : Twenty-Third Publications, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. & expandedView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Horace Barnes
ISBN: 1585952591 9781585952595
OCLC Number: 58919067
Description: xvi, 357 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Numinous. Enchanted world : the numinous in primitive and archaic religion --
Human quest : the origin and function of belief in the numinous --
Supreme and awesome unity : God and other ultimates in historic religions --
Endless quest : the human basis of belief in an ultimate --
pt. II. Salvations. Peace, paradise, and perfection : the world as it should be --
Neither lost nor alone : belonging as a form of salvation --
True and worthy selfhood : identity as salvation --
pt. III. Guides to life. What should I do and why : religion and morality --
Process of tradition : leaders, texts, and interpretations --
Living images of the tradition : ritual and symbol --
Believing and knowing : the interrelations of faith and reason --
pt. IV. Modern religiousness and beyond. Science and secularity : the modern era begins --
Life without religion : twentieth-century skeptical humanisms --
In the presence of mystery : modern religion --
Future of religion : religion in the twenty-first century --
Epilogue : evaluating religion(s).
Responsibility: Michael Horace Barnes.

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