The Study of Religions (Classic Reprint)

The Study of Religions (Classic Reprint)

by Stanley A. Cook
     
 

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This book was prepared and written in the conviction that there was an impending crisis in religious thought. The finishing-touches to the last proofs were given at the beginning of a war which will mark an epoch in history. While it had not been doubtful that a very distinctive stage in the development of thought was at hand,

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Excerpt from The Study of Religions

This book was prepared and written in the conviction that there was an impending crisis in religious thought. The finishing-touches to the last proofs were given at the beginning of a war which will mark an epoch in history. While it had not been doubtful that a very distinctive stage in the development of thought was at hand, this war will have a significance, which one can hardly conceive, for ideas and ideals, for conceptions of humanity, righteousness, culture, and progress, and for religious, ethical, and related problems of life and thought. There will be a mass of evidence, an array of facts, and a stock of experience that will assuredly have the profoundest effect upon subsequent speculation, theorizing, and all constructive aims. Old problems will reappear, and in a fresh form; and there will be many new ones. Newer conceptions will arise of the interdependence of all races and ranks of men, newer ideas will prevail of the meaning of the spiritual and psychical forces in man, and better notions will be entertained of civilization, culture, and religion. It is the aim of all research to take "long views" regardless of crises and wars, and few can doubt that there arc problems relating to our conceptions of God and Man which will have to be handled - and that "not by might nor by power." This book, practically complete before the month of August, is an endeavour to take a "long view."

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ISBN-13:
9781330014462
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
05/26/2015
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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