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Comparing Religions Coming to Terms von Kripal, Jeffrey J. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 14.01.2014
  • Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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Comparing Religions

Comparing Religions is a next-generation textbook which expertly guides, inspires, and challenges those who wish to think seriously about religious pluralism in the modern world. A unique book teaching the art and practice of comparing religions Draws on a wide range of religious traditions to demonstrate the complexity and power of comparative practices Provides both a history and understanding of comparative practice and a series of thematic chapters showing how responsible practice is done A three part structure provides readers with a map and effective process through which to grasp this challenging but fascinating approach The author is a leading academic, writer, and exponent of comparative practice Contains numerous learning features, including chapter outlines, summaries, toolkits, discussion questions, a glossary, and many images Supported by a companion website (available on publication) at Jeffrey J. Kripal is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University. His most recent publications include Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal (2011); Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred (2010); Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion (2007); and The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion (2007).


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    Seitenzahl: 450
    Erscheinungsdatum: 14.01.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118281321
    Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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Comparing Religions


Title Page

The Reader (2011), digital artwork by Rob Beschizza for BoingBoing and
Jeffrey J. Kripal, "Psi-Fi: Popular Culture and the Paranormal."

Part I

Listen to the Amniotic Cosmos - Once Upon a Time again (1991), by Lynn Randolph.
Diptych, left panel, 36″ × 28″.

Chapter 1

El mano poderoso (1990), by Lynn Randolph, 58″ × 46″.

Figure 1.1

Giant stone statue portraying the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II (c. thirteenth
century BCE) as Osiris (the god of the afterlife). Abu Simbel temple, Egypt.
Photographed by Andrew Holt. © Andrew Holt/Getty Images.

Figure 1.2

A Difficult Passage of the Talmud , by Isaac Snowman. © Bettmann/Corbis.

Figure 1.3

Adoration of the Magi (1423), by Gentile da Vabriano. Galleria dei Uffizi, Florence,
Italy. © Corbis.

Figure 1.4

The Masjid al-Haram or "Sacred Mosque" surrounding the Kaba in Mecca,
Saudi Arabia. © Nabeel Turner/Getty Images.

Figure 1.5

Hindu pantheon (c. 1985–1997). Sri Murugan Temple near Hampi, India.
© Bennett Dean/Eye Ubiquitous/Corbis.

Figure 1.6

Guru Nanak , by Amarjit Singh. © INTERFOTO/Amarjit Singh/Mary Evans.

Chapter 2

Eagle Pneuma (2003), by Lynn Randolph, 36″ × 48″.

Figure 2.1

Portrait of Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola (seventeenth century), anonymous.
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Photographed by Stefano Bianchetti.
© Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis.

Figure 2.2

Luther and the Heroes of the Reformation (1874), hand-colored lithograph
by H. Schile. © Corbis.

Figure 2.3

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789), French painting. © The Gallery Collection/Corbis.

Figure 2.4

Emerson's experience of himself as an egoless "transparent eyeball" (1837–1839),
humorous drawing by Christopher Pearse Cranch.

Figure 2.5

The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover (1967).
Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy.

Chapter 3

The Shepherdess (1989), by Lynn Randolph, 46″ × 58″.

Figure 3.1

Plato's Cave (2007), by Ken Stout. Oil on panel, 12″ × 16″.

Figure 3.2

Zal Consults the Magi (sixteenth century), attributed to Sultan Muhammad.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970, Acc.n.1970.301.8.
Image © 2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art/
Art Resource/Scala, Florence.

Figure 3.3

Mobiüs strip. Computer artwork, Laguna De

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