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Worldviews: Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs / Edition 3
     

Worldviews: Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs / Edition 3

by Ninian Smart
 

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ISBN-10: 0130209805

ISBN-13: 9780130209801

Pub. Date: 07/09/1999

Publisher: Pearson

This book offers a balanced, wide-ranging, and realistic approach to the full range of worldviews, showing how, whether religious or secular, they define the human values that drive the engines of both continuity and change worldwide. It shows readers the dynamics of each tradition, and emphasizes that although the various traditions

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This book offers a balanced, wide-ranging, and realistic approach to the full range of worldviews, showing how, whether religious or secular, they define the human values that drive the engines of both continuity and change worldwide. It shows readers the dynamics of each tradition, and emphasizes that although the various traditions may all share similar aspects, they each assign varying levels of importance to specific areas. Explores the major religious traditions and secular ideologies (Marxism, nationalisms, scientific humanism) from six dimensions: experiential/emotional; narrative/mythic; doctrinal/philosophical; ethical/legal; ritual/practical; and social/organizational. For anyone interested in comparative worldviews, religious and secular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130209801
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/09/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
311,245
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Exploring Religion and Analyzing Worldviews.

2. Worldviews: An Inventory.

3. The Experiential Dimension.

4. The Mythic Dimension.

5. The Doctrinal Dimension.

6. The Ethical Dimension.

7. The Ritual Dimension.

8. The Social Dimension.

9. Reflections on the Twentieth Century.

Postscript: Further Explorations in Worldview Analysis.

Further Reading.

Index.

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