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- DescriptionThis comprehensive survey of religion and its profound effects on history provides a historical context for in-depth analysis of theological, social, and political themes in which religion plays a major role. George Walsh first traces the rise and impact of primitive religions. He looks at Indian traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism and analyses the Semitic tradition of Judaism and Christianity and the evolving conception of a personal God. He discusses the history and chief doctrines of Islam as well, with its fundamental respect for desert tribal values and its emphasis on both the authority of God and the brotherhood of believers. Walsh then compares Judaism and Christianity. He sees Judaism as marked by a profound ambivalence between the values of tribal, madic desert life and the values of urban civilization, individualism, and collectivism. Judaism is this-worldly, but the Christian worldview is other-wordly. Walsh closes with a timely discussion of the ethical, political, and ecomic teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, focusing specifically on their differing attitudes toward sex, reproduction, and marriage; their basic views of mind and body; and man's relation to God.
- Author BiographyGeorge Walsh taught philosophy and the history of religion at Horbart and William Smith colleges, USA. He was professor emeritus at Salisbury State University, USA. Among other publications, he translated and edited The Phenomenology of the Social World by Alfred Schutz.
- Author(s)George Walsh
- PublisherTransaction Publishers
- Date of Publication30/06/2015
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationSomerset, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTransaction Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight281 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine11 mm
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