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The Need for a Sacred Science

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Explores the meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, the metaphysical foundation of such a science, its contrast to modern science, and how it would deal with some of the major issues facing humanity today. Discusses why such a science would have to take into account the diversity of sacred forms in the world, and how it could remain both scientific and sacred. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791415184
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Series: Religious Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,242,411
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents


Part One: The World of the Spirit--A Metaphysical Context for the Cultivation of Sacred Science

1. God is Reality

2. Self-awareness and Ultimate Selfhood

3. Time--The Moving Image of Eternity

Part Two: The Unity of the Divine Stratosphere--The Diversity of the Human Atmosphere

4. One is the Spirit and Many its Human Reflections--Thoughts on the Human Condition Today

5. The Philosophia Perennis and the Study of Religion

Part Three: Science: Traditional and Modern

6. Western Science and Asian Culture

7. The Traditional Sciences

8. The Spiritual Significance of Nature

Part Four: Tradition, Sacred Science, and the Modern Predicament

9. Sacred Science and the Environmental Crisis--An Islamic Perspective

10. The Concept of Human Progress through Material Evolution: A Traditional Critique

11. Reflections on the Theological Modernism of Hans Kung

Postscript: The Need for a Sacred Science


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