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meaning of religion

W. Brede Kristensen

meaning of religion

Lectures in The phenomenology of religion

by W. Brede Kristensen

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Published by Martinus Nijhoff in The Hague .
Written in English


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Statementwith an introduction by Prof. Hendrik Kraemer, translated by John B. Carman.
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Open LibraryOL13799119M

  As he explains in his lucid and thoughtful book THE MEANING OF BELIEF: Religion From an Atheist’s Point of View (Harvard University, $), he is Author: James Ryerson. The definition of religion is a controversial and complicated subject in religious studies with scholars failing to agree on any one definition. Oxford Dictionary defines religion as the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

A. Abraham: The Hebrew Bible patriarch and father of the "Abrahamic," monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Prothero ).. Achievement Motivation: As used in the psychology of religion, it is the role of religion in shaping value orientations and motivation to succeed in classic example is the "Protestant ethic," where hard work and economic success is. Definition of religious. (Entry 1 of 2) 1: relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity a religious person religious attitudes. 2: of, relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances joined a religious order.

  Many say the etymology of religion lies with the Latin word religare, which means "to tie, to bind."This seems to be favored on the assumption that it helps explain the power religion has to bind a person to a community, culture, course of action, ideology, etc. Definitions of the word "religion"Problems. Some dictionary definitions. Problems with definitions of "Religion:" The English word "religion" is derived from the Middle English "religioun" which came from the Old French "religion."It may have been originally derived from the Latin word "religo" which means "good faith," "ritual," and other similar meanings.


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Meaning of religion by W. Brede Kristensen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Noun 1. religious text - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing piece of writing, written Religious book - definition of. Answer: New Atheists have been too simplistic in their definition of belief. Religions are more than explanations of the origin of the universe, more than directions for leading an ethical life.

Religions supply identity, i.e. community, for their members. And religions answer the question "what is the meaning of life." Not meaning IN life/5(10). In The Meaning & End of Religion, Smith contends that religion is a peculiarly European concept of recent origin.

Practitioners of any given faith don't come to regard what they do as 'religion' until they have sprouted that form of collective self-regard which causes them to have absorbed the perspective of /5. Religion and the Meaning of Life's interdisciplinary approach makes it useful to philosophers, religious studies scholars, psychologists, students, and general readers alike.

The insights from this book have profound real-world applications – they can transform how readers search for meaning and, consequently, how readers see and exist in the Author: Clifford Williams.

The Meaning and End of Religion. Wilfred Cantwell Smith, maintained in this vastly important work that Westerners have misperceived religious life by making "religion" into one thing. He shows the inadequacy of "religion" to capture the living, endlessly variable ways and traditions in which religious faith presents itself in the world.4/5(1).

Religion is a cultural system that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe.

1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2. Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3. Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4.

Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5. The holy book of Christianity is the Holy Bible. This sacred text is divided into two main sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament which are then further divided into various books.

The definition of religion at which Durkheim arrives is: “Religion is an interdependent system of beliefs and practices regarding things which are sacred, that is to say, apart forbidden, beliefs and practices which unite all those who follow them in a single moral community called a church.”. Religion Religious texts are those sacred and central to the teachings of almost every given religion.

They are significant as these texts convey spiritual truth, establish a connection with the divine, foster communal identity, and provide the promotion of Author: Khushboo Sheth. The books of the Bible refer to the various collections of sacred scripture comprising the Old and New Testaments in the Christian tradition.

The Meaning of Belief does not assess the truth or falsehood of religion. Rather, it looks at the meaning of religious belief and offers a way of understanding it that both makes sense of current debate and also suggests what more intellectually responsible and practically effective attitudes atheists might take to the phenomenon of religion.

Religion, human beings’ relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, absolute, spiritual, divine, or worthy of especial reverence. It is also commonly regarded as consisting of the way people deal with ultimate concerns about their lives and their fate after many traditions, this relation and these concerns are expressed in terms of one’s relationship with or attitude.

x Introduction from various beliefs peculiar to specific religions. But a com­ plete treatise on the philosophy of religi would be long and complicated, and space is limited in an introduction. In any case, one has to start somewhere What follows is a very heavily revised version of a text published by Oxford University Press in Christianity and Far Eastern religion.

The Bible and other. A world religion 2, 3. Belief that a series of prophets have come from God, and that Bahá'í is the latest religion founded by God. A liberal offshoot of Islam, but persecuted in Iran.

By Bahá'u'lláh. Writings of Baha'u'llah and Abdul Baha. This group are preparing to rule the world. Religion definition, a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

See more. Religions have sacred histories and narratives, which may be preserved in sacred scriptures, and symbols and holy places, that aim mostly to give a meaning to life. This book offers a philosophical approach to religion that acknowledges both the diversity of religions and the many and varied dimensions of the religious life.

Definition of religion. 1a: the state of a religious a nun in her 20th year of religion. b(1): the service and worship of God or the supernatural.

(2): commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance. "Religion is what the individual does with his own solitariness." ~ A.N. Whitehead " for limited purposes only, let me define religion as a set of symbolic forms and acts which relate man to the ultimate conditions of his existence." ~ R.N.

Bellah "Religion is the daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.". This book is an attempt to look at these questions and to suggest a third way between the easy consolations of religion and the persuasive force of science Author: M.

Vernon. Though strictly nonreligious, the book explores many of the core inquiries which religions have historically tried to address -- the problems of life and love, death and sorrow, the universe and our place in it, what it means to have an 'I' at the center of our experience, and what the meaning of existence might be." -- Brain PickingsAuthor: Carol Kuruvilla.RELIGION.

re-lij'-un: "Religion" and "religious" in Elizabethan English were used frequently to denote the outward expression of worship. This is the force of threskeia, translated "religion" in Acts ; James ,27 (with adjective threskos, "religious"), while the same noun in Colossians is rendered "worshipping" ("cult" would give the exact meaning).