How does an adherent of one faith differ from that of another Does the personal quality of faith vary between religious traditions Wilfred Cantwell Smith, one of the world s most renowned authors in the field of comparative religion, offers answers to these challenging questions in this pioneering study Where other authors present the actualities of religious systems, Smith is concerned with the quality of faith the religion inspires Using this unprecedented approach to assessing religious diversity, the author contemplates not so much religion as religious experience He fulfils this aim by choosing one item to represent the faith of each religious system, such as the ancient Chinese symbol of yin and yang, a Sanskrit phrase from the Hindu tradition, the Muslim creed There is no god but God, and Muhammad is God s apostle and the Buddhist ceremony, Shin Byu This book is for those who seek understanding and tolerance of others, and serves to reaffirm one s own faith, or illuminate one s lack of it, by revealing how others find paths to God. Free Download Patterns of Faith Around the World by Wilfred Cantwell Smith For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk
Wilfred Cantwell Smith July 21, 1916 February 7, 2000 was a Canadian professor of comparative religion who from 1964 1973 was director of Harvard s Center for the Study of World Religions The Harvard Gazette characterized him as one of the field s most influential figures of the past century In his 1962 work The Meaning and End of Religion he notably and controversially questioned the validity of the concept of religion.
- 160 pages
- Patterns of Faith Around the World
- Wilfred Cantwell Smith
- 04 February 2018 Wilfred Cantwell Smith