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The Study of Religion in an Age of Global Dialogue
The Study of Religion in an Age of Global Dialogue
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  • ISBN-13: 9781566397926
  • ISBN: 1566397928
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  • Publisher: Temple University Press

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Religion is the most fundamental, comprehensive of all human activities. It tries to make sense out of not simply one or other aspect of human life, but of all aspects of human experience. At the core of every civilization lies its religion, which both reflects and shapes it. Thus, if we wish to understand human life in general and our specific culture and history, we need to understand religion.What is religion? As this comprehensive work shows, religion is an explanation of the ultimate meaning of life and how to live accordingly, based on a notion of the Transcendent. Normally it contains the four "C's": Creed, Code, Cult, Community-structure.Creed refers to the cognitive aspect of a religion; it is everything that goes into the "explanation" of the ultimate meaning of life.Code of Behavior, or ethics, includes all the rules and customs of action that somehow follow from one aspect or another of the Creed.Cult means all the ritual activities that relate the follower to one aspect or another of the Transcendent, either directly or indirectly, prayer being an example of the former and certain formal behavior toward representatives of the Transcendent, such as priests, of the latter.Community-Structure refers to the relationships among the followers. This can vary widely, from a very egalitarian relationship, as among Quakers, through a "republican" structure favored by Presbyterians, to a monarchical one, as some Hasidic Jews have with their Rebbe.The Transcendent, as the root of the word indicates, means "that which goes beyond" the everyday, the ordinary, the surface experience of reality. It can mean spirits, gods, a Personal God, an Impersonal God, Emptiness,etc.This volume looks at the ways we humans have developed to study religion. It also examines the new age in human consciousness that is now dawning: The Age of Global Dialogue, a radically new consciousness that shifts theLeonard Swidler is the author of 'The Study of Religion in an Age of Global Dialogue', published 2000 under ISBN 9781566397926 and ISBN 1566397928.

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