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Do We Need Religion?: On the Experience of Self-Transcendence (Yale Cultural Sociology)

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Synopsis:

The old assumption that modernization leads to secularization is outdated. Yet the certainty that religion is an anthropological universal that can only be suppressed by governments is also dead. Thus it is now a favorable moment for a new perspective on religion. This book takes human experiences of self-transcendence as its point of departure. Religious faith is seen as an attempt to articulate and interpret such experiences. Faith then is neither useful nor a symptom of weakness or misery, but an opening up of ways of experience. This book develops this basic idea, contrasts it with the thinking of some leading religious thinkers of our time, and relates it to the current debates about human rights and universal human dignity.

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ISBN:
9781594514388
Author:
Joas, Hans
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Translator:
Skinner, Alex
Editor:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Editor:
Eyerman, Ron
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Faith
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Religion -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Christianity - General
Copyright:
Series:
Yale Cultural Sociology
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
153
Dimensions:
8.80x5.74x.59 in. .67 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The old assumption that modernization leads to secularization is outdated. Yet the certainty that religion is an anthropological universal that can only be suppressed by governments is also dead. Thus it is now a favorable moment for a new perspective on religion. This book takes human experiences of self-transcendence as its point of departure. Religious faith is seen as an attempt to articulate and interpret such experiences. Faith then is neither useful nor a symptom of weakness or misery, but an opening up of ways of experience. This book develops this basic idea, contrasts it with the thinking of some leading religious thinkers of our time, and relates it to the current debates about human rights and universal human dignity.
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