Item description for The Meaning and End of Religion by Wilfred Cantwell Smith & John H. Hick...
Overview The Meaning and End of Religion is a classic in the study of religion. Smith integrates care in examining historical and philosophical particulars with a large scope in the range of data he considers. He makes us conscious of the way we have perceived religious life and invites us to look at it again in a new way.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.93" Weight: 1.07 lbs.
Release Date Jan 5, 1991
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800624750 ISBN13 9780800624750
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More About Wilfred Cantwell Smith & John H. Hick
Smith is Professor of Emeritus of the Comparative History of Religion at Harvard University.
Wilfred Cantwell Smith was born in 1916 and died in 2000.
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Must in Religious Studies Sep 14, 2008
There are two books that you must read in order to understand the modern study of religions: The Sacred and the Profane by Mircea Eliade and The Meaning and End of Religion by Wilfred Cantwell Smith. It is not that the theories that these two books espouse are universally accepted amongst the scholarly community. In fact, both draw heavy criticism. However, both are extraordinarily influential on the study itself. They represent the two major schools of thought in the early 20th century: The Chicago style (Eliade) and the Harvard style (Smith).
More specifically, Smith offers a shocking view of studying religion and what religion is in the first place. Whether or not you completely agree with it, Smith will give you quite a bit to think about.