Worldviews: Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs (3rd Edition)

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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.

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This text offers a balanced, wide-ranging, and realistic approach to the study of modern religion. It explores and analyzes the many dimensions not only of the major religious traditions, but also those of the civil religions (e.g., nationalism) that often compete and combine with them in the modern world.

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This book covers the six dimensions of human-belief in religion- doctrinal, mythic, ethical, ritual, experiential, and social-in great detail and explores how and why people are religious. This book can be used as a supplement to world religions, intro. to religion, or philosophy of religion curses. Smart is a well-known theologian and author. The text market.

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