Wilfred Cantwell Smith: A Reader

Wilfred Cantwell Smith: A Reader

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851682492
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordviii
Prefacex
A Note on Orthographyxii
Sources and Acknowledgementsxiii
Introductory Essay1
The Historian
1The Islamic Malaise in Modern Times from Islam in Modern History27
2The Consequences of the Western Support of Zionism from Islam in Modern History32
3Muslim--Hindu Relations in India from On Understanding Islam36
The Comparativist
4The Sky is a Cow from Belief and History45
5Sikhism's Relationship to the Guru Nanak from Towards a World Theology52
6Some Similarities and some Differences between Christianity and Islam from On Understanding Islam57
7Scriptures are not Texts from What is Scripture?65
8Philosophia as One of the Religious Traditions of Humankind from Modern Culture from a Comparative Perspective72
9The History of Religion in the Sigular from Towards a World Theology85
The Critic
10What is Humane Knowledge? from Towards a World Theology99
11Methodolody and the Study of Religion--Smith's Misgivings from Methodological Issues in Religious Study106
12Objectivity and the Failure of the Modern University from Towards a World Theology120
The Theorist
13The English Word 'Believe' from Faith and Belief127
14The Intellectual Dimension of Faith from Faith and Belief138
15The Renaissance and Reformation Uses of the Term Religion from The Meaning and End of Religion150
16Conferring Names where they did not Exist from The Meaning and End of Religion160
17Hinduism as a Cumulative Religious Tradition from The Meaning and End of Religion177
18Belief as a Barrier to Faith from Faith and Belief181
19Seeing Transcendence in History from Theology and the World's Religious History186
20Christian--Noun or Adjective? from Questions of Religious Truth190
The Theologian
21Christian Theology in a New Key from Towards a World Theology199
22The Exclusivist Position is Theoretically Difficult from Patterns of Faith Around the World207
23A Theology of Comparative Religion from Towards a World Theology214
24Theology is Speaking the Truth about God from Theology and the World's Religious History220
The Missiologist
25Mission as Participation from Mission Trends No. 2227
26Dialogue and Colloquy from The International Review of Mission236
The Prophet
27What should we Expect in the New Millennium? from Modern Culture from a Comparative Perspective241
28A Glimpse of a World Theology from Towards a World Theology248
Bibliography253
Index255

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