Human Condition: A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project / Edition 1

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Explores the human condition in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.
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Essays examine Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to provide a multicultural approach to the human condition. They discuss both broad sensibilities of religious traditions as well as specific texts. Includes an introduction to a sophisticated theory of comparison for religious ideas, including explicit comparisons based on specialized essays. Neville, dean of the School of Theology, teaches philosophy, religion, and theology at Boston University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Peter L. Berger

Preface
Robert Cummings Neville

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Robert Cummings Neville with Wesley J. Wildman

1. On Comparing Religious Ideas
Robert Cummings Neville with Wesley J. Wildman

2. Chinese Religion
Livia Kohn

3. Beginningless Ignorance: A Buddhist View of the Human Condition
Malcolm David Eckel with John J. Thatamanil

4. To Be Heard and Done, But Never Quite Seen: The Human Condition According to the Vivekacudamani
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., with Hugh R. Nicholson

5. Religious Dimensions of the Human Condition in Judaism: Wrestling with God in an Imperfect World
Anthony J. Saldarini with Joseph A. Kanofsky

6. Embodiment and Redemption: The Human Condition in Ancient Christianity
Paula Fredriksen with Tina Shepardson

7. The Human Condition in Islam: Shari'a and Obligation
S. Nomanul Haq

8. Comparative Hypotheses: Cosmological Categories for the Human Condition
Robert Cummings Neville with Wesley J. Wildman

9. Comparative Hypotheses: Personal and Social Categories for the Human Condition
Robert Cummings Neville

Appendix A: On the Process of the Project During the First Year
Wesley J. Wildman

Appendix B: Suggestions for Further Reading

Contributors

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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