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Towards a World Theology : Faith and the Comparative History of Religion - W. Smith

Towards a World Theology

Faith and the Comparative History of Religion

By: W. Smith

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Published: 26th March 1990
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The man or woman of faith living in today's pluralist world must have a theology that will do justice to his or her own faith, and also to the neighbours' - and to the differences between them. Similarly, humanists must have a theory that does justice to their own vision and also to the fact that for most of their fellows on earth the proper way of being human has been one or another of various `religious' ways. Any interpretation of human history, both past and present, must take into serious account the self-consciousness of each major part, as well as the diversity and the dynamic of the whole. This exciting book, first published in 1981 and now also available in paperback, is perhaps our world's first serious endeavour towards a theology in global perspective. Here is a wrestling with the demands of an authentic theology of the comparative history of religion.

Acknowledgements - PART 1 THE HISTORY OF RELIGION: HISTORICAL - A History of Religion in the Singular - Religious Life as Participation in Process - PART 2 THE HISTORY OF RELIGION: ACADEMIC, RATIONAL - Introductory: Conceptualising Religion and the Human - Self-consciousness as the Mode of Humane Knowledge (i) General: Objectivity and the Humane Sciences - Self-consciousness as the Mode of Humane Knowledge (ii) The Field of Religion - PART 3 THE HISTORY OF RELIGION: THEOLOGICAL - A 'Christian' Theology of Comparative Religion? - Muslim? Hindu? Jewish? Buddhist? A Theology of Comparative Religion with Special Reference to Communities other than the Christian - A Theology of Comparative Religion for those among us who are Christians - Interim Conclusion - Notes and References - Index

ISBN: 9780333522721
ISBN-10: 0333522729
Series: St Antony's/MacMillan Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 26th March 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1