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The Meaning and End of Religion [Paperback]

By Wilfred Cantwell Smith (Author) & John H. Hick (Designed by)
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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
Pages   356
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   1.07 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 5, 1991
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0800624750  
ISBN13  9780800624750  

Availability  103 units.
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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Wilfred Cantwell Smith has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Political Thought

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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.

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