The Religion of Man

The Religion of Man

by Rabindranath Tagore
     
 

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2013 Reprint of 1931 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Religion of Man" (1931) is a compilation of lectures by Rabindranath Tagore, edited by Tagore and drawn largely from his Hibbert Lectures given at Oxford University in May 1930. A Brahmo playwright and poet of global renown, Tagore deals with…  See more details below

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2013 Reprint of 1931 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Religion of Man" (1931) is a compilation of lectures by Rabindranath Tagore, edited by Tagore and drawn largely from his Hibbert Lectures given at Oxford University in May 1930. A Brahmo playwright and poet of global renown, Tagore deals with the universal themes of God, divine experience, illumination, and spirituality. A brief conversation between him and Albert Einstein, "Note on the Nature of Reality", is included as an appendix. "Rich in profound thought and poetic speech...he has never written anything so penetrating and illumination on the nature of things... Tagore has seen visions, and he can paint them for us with a compelling charm due to utter simplicity and fidelity. But he has not stopped there. His reason hs entered into truth by the doors which his intuition has opened...A treasure-store of truth, beauty and wisdom." -New Chronicle
Contents

Preface
I. Man's Universe
II. The Creative Spirit
III. The Surplus In Man
IV. Spiritual Union
V. The Prophet
VI. The Vision
VII. The Man of My Heart
VIII. The Music Maker
IX. The Artist
X. Man's Nature
XI. The Meeting
XII. The Teacher
XIII. Spiritual Freedom
XIV. The Four Stages Of Life
XV. Conclusion

Appendix:
I. The Baul Singers of Bengal
II. Note on the Nature of Reality
III. Dadu and the Mystery of Form
IV. Night and Morning

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Library Journal
Published in 1932, the Nobel laureate's treatise on religion was first delivered as an Oxford lecture. Tagore traces the development of the idea of God from primitive to modern religions, contending that they are expressions of the same essential declaration of humanity. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780404604264
Publisher:
AMS Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
Hibbert Lectures, #1930
Pages:
248

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Philip Novak is a professor of philosophy and religion at Dominican University in San Rafael, California, where he has taught for over twenty years and the author of The World's Wisdom, a widely used anthology of the sacred texts of the world's religions, and the companion reader to Huston's Smith's The World's Religions.

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