Religion and the modern mind

an affirmation of life and the pursuit of truth
  • 154 Pages
  • 0.87 MB
  • English
Parkway Publishers , Boone, N.C
Religion and sci
StatementDavid R. Hodgin ; edited by Stanley South.
ContributionsSouth, Stanley A.
LC ClassificationsBL240.3 .H64 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 154 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22731913M
ISBN 139781933251134

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A favorite book of mine Cited by: Religion and the Modern Mind book. Read 18 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. According to Mr Stace, modern [] culture is the ar 4/5. The book will have a popular appeal, for it is amazing in the clarity its interpretation of weighty ideas.

This is an important book. Professor Stace of the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University caused a minor sensation a year or so ago by writing a magazine article in which he took, and defended, an essentially atheistic position.

He regards the book therefore as a defense of religion against skepticism. Preface THE MIDDLE CHAPTERS OF THIS BOOK DISCUSS HOW SOME OF THE most important characteristics of the modern mind, with its special religious, moral, and philosophical problems and perplexities, can be traced back to the seventeenth century scientific revolution.

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A distinguished philosopher examines the problem, how the belief in a divine principle in the world can be maintained without.

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This was a great thought provoking book about the ideas of the modern era and how religion went from being central to being discarded by so many intellectuals in the modern era, but then the brave new Godless world turned out to be worse than the old one and the post modern era dawned in recognition that the materialist and scientific worldview /5.

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SCMâe(tm)s Core Text on Religion and Modern Thought examines in detail the relationship between religion and modern and post-modern thought and culture. The book provides an introduction to the extremely wide variety of forms of religious thought and examines how, in the West, adherents of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have responded to the impact of modernity upon religion, either by.

"Religious Thought and the Modern Psychologies has pioneered the broader and deeper critique of psychological theories and practice. Informed by hermeneutical theory, Browning's widely acclaimed work drew much-needed attention to the ethical and metaphysical, even religious, assumptions that underlie present-day psychology.

It has been deeply influential in many social sciences, in addition to. For example, in the book Buddhist Warfare, edited by Michael Jerryson and Mark Juergensmeyer (Oxford University Press, ), an essay titled “Making Merit Through Warfare and Torture According to the Arya-Bodhisattva-gocara-upayaisaya-vikurvana-nirdesa-Sutra” claims the sutra actually promotes violence, including war and torture, as a.

Religion in Modern Society The existence of religion in all of the world's major societies is the result of the process of Darwinian natural selection. Religion is a set of beliefs made by the elders in a society to enforce the moral values necessary to preserve the society which exploits a belief and supernatural powers to enforce “the rules.”.

Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.

Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from. The book provides an introduction to the extremely wide variety of forms of religious thought and examines how, in the West, adherents of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have responded to the impact of modernity upon religion, either by attempting to restructure their religious belief systems or by asserting a uniquely modern form of religious Pages:   Other times, he writes with an odd specificity, as if American religion can be quantified or bullet-pointed.

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The distinction between mind and heart is not a distinction between thought and feeling. Rather it is a distinction between the mind (seat of thoughts and feelings) and the heart (the seat of a deeper awareness – sometimes called the.

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Religion in the modern age has been seen by some sociologists as being refreshing to the morals of society, while other sociologists feel that religion has for too long placed restrictions and limitations upon those who partake in it.

     Both functionalists and Marxists have identified that religion does have the main function of providing guidelines and restrictions. Neo-paganism has proved difficult to define as it is anything but a homogenous religion. Groups vary in size, structure, purpose, orientation, and ritual practices.

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This book provides an introduction to the cognitive science of religion, a new discipline of study that explains the origins and persistence of religious ideas and behavior on the basis of evolved mental structures and functions of the human brain. Belief in gods and the social formation of religion have their genesis in biology — in powerful, often hidden, processes of cognition that all Author: Todd Tremlin.

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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.

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