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The Resource The divine quest, East and West : a comparative study of ultimate realities, James L. Ford

The divine quest, East and West : a comparative study of ultimate realities, James L. Ford

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The divine quest, East and West : a comparative study of ultimate realities
Title
The divine quest, East and West
Title remainder
a comparative study of ultimate realities
Statement of responsibility
James L. Ford
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. Many books have discussed the development of the notion of God in Western monotheistic traditions, but how have non-Western cultures conceptualized what those in the West might identify as "God"? What might be learned by comparing different visions of the Divine, such as God, gods, Brahman, Nirvana, and Emptiness? James L. Ford engages these fascinating questions, exploring notions of "the Divine" or "Ultimate Reality" within Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. Looking at a multiplicity of divine conceptions, even within traditions, Ford discusses the relationship between imagination and revelation in the emergence of visions of ultimacy; consequences and tendencies associated with particular notions of the Ultimate; and how new visions of the Ultimate arise in relation to social, cultural, political, and scientific developments. Ford reflects on what can be learned through an awareness of the various beliefs about the Ultimate and on how such disparate visions influence the attitudes and behavior of people in different parts of the world. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, James L.
Index
index present
LC call number
BL48
LC item number
.F585 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Religions
  • God
  • God
  • Religion
  • Religions
  • Religion
  • Gottesvorstellung
  • Das Göttliche
Label
The divine quest, East and West : a comparative study of ultimate realities, James L. Ford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-393) 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
Part One. Approaching the Ultimate -- Part Two. Gid: From Early Judaism to Postmodern Christianity -- Part Three. Hindu Traditions: Brahman and the 330 Million Gods and Godesses of India --Part Four. Budhhist Traditions: From Nirvana to Emptiness -- Part Five. Reflections on the Divine Quest
Control code
929585421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 411 pages
Isbn
9781438460536
Lccn
2015020843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025773117
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929585421
Label
The divine quest, East and West : a comparative study of ultimate realities, James L. Ford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-393) 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
Part One. Approaching the Ultimate -- Part Two. Gid: From Early Judaism to Postmodern Christianity -- Part Three. Hindu Traditions: Brahman and the 330 Million Gods and Godesses of India --Part Four. Budhhist Traditions: From Nirvana to Emptiness -- Part Five. Reflections on the Divine Quest
Control code
929585421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 411 pages
Isbn
9781438460536
Lccn
2015020843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025773117
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929585421

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