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The dynamics of religion : meaning and change in religious traditions / Peter Slater.

1st ed.. San Francisco : Harper and Row, [1978] .
ISBN 9780060673895, 0060673893

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Subjects Religion -- Philosophie.
Religion -- Philosophy.
Description xiv, 204 pages ; 20 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Presented by the Dr. Ari Kiev family to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. DGW LOCAL
Summary A signal contribution to the burgeoning field of comparative philosophy of religion, The Dynamics of Religion describes patterns of living faith in major world religions in a way which corrects misperceptions of them as archaic traditions trapped in the past. Packed with telling examples, this book shows how religions provide meaning and guidance for their followers; what the fundamental constituents of all religions are, including stories, symbols, solutions to the mystery of evil, and more; and how religions are dynamic processes that constantly change and adapt over time. The author concludes that truth comes not from the dogmatic retelling of any single master story, but from the dynamic interplay between stories old and new. What is distinctive in each tradition is not any single set of unchanging meanings but the character of the life lived. The Dynamics of Religion is exhilarating and essential reading for anyone interested in the way religion begins, structure themselves, and develop through time.
Contents The dynamics of religion -- Symbols and meaning in life -- Central symbols and patterns of faith -- Ways and stories -- Transcendent ends -- Constitutive principles and transformations within traditions -- Transformations from traditions -- Individual transformations -- Demonic stories and decentralization -- Good news and priority thinking.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4004894
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WorldCat Identities Slater, Peter, 1934-
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