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The Resource In praise of mixed religion : the syncretism solution in a multifaith world, William H. Harrison

In praise of mixed religion : the syncretism solution in a multifaith world, William H. Harrison

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In praise of mixed religion : the syncretism solution in a multifaith world
Title
In praise of mixed religion
Title remainder
the syncretism solution in a multifaith world
Statement of responsibility
William H. Harrison
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The religious studies discipline has traditionally distinguished between two responses to syncretism: a subjective view, which treats syncretism as morally reprehensible, and an objective view, which treats it as a morally neutral phenomenon. William Harrison adopts a third perspective, the advocacy view, which claims that mixing religions is a good and necessary process. He cites countless examples--such as Islam's transformative encounter with Greek thought--from both history and recent years to show how religious traditions have gained theological and practical wisdom by borrowing key ideas, beliefs, and practices from outside their own movements."--Publisher's website
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Issued also in electronic formats
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, William H.
Index
index present
LC call number
BL410
LC item number
.H365 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syncretism (Religion)
  • Religions
  • Religion
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Religion
  • Religions
  • Syncretism (Religion)
Label
In praise of mixed religion : the syncretism solution in a multifaith world, William H. Harrison
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-253) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Syncretism happens -- What is religion? -- Soft boundaries -- When syncretism is a good thing -- ... and when it's not so good -- When it should have happened, but didn't -- The problem of labels: what is it now? -- Critical openness -- The last taboo: education about religion -- An intellectual transformation
Control code
864505179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 262 pages
Isbn
9780773543584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)864505179
Label
In praise of mixed religion : the syncretism solution in a multifaith world, William H. Harrison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Syncretism happens -- What is religion? -- Soft boundaries -- When syncretism is a good thing -- ... and when it's not so good -- When it should have happened, but didn't -- The problem of labels: what is it now? -- Critical openness -- The last taboo: education about religion -- An intellectual transformation
Control code
864505179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 262 pages
Isbn
9780773543584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)864505179

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