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Author: Dan Merkur

meaningfully appreciated as the entire process, the way of life that sustains, facilitates, induces, or accom- modates a sense of numinosity. For the vast majority of humanity throughout time, instruction in how to live a goodly life is the con- tent of religious education. Religion is the living of a

In: What is Religion?
Author: Ria Kloppenborg

enlightenment could be realized only by living a holy and ascetic life, as done by these seers, was seriously challenged by the Buddha when he rejected austere asceticism in his formulation of the Middle Way11 • But not only is a woman incapable of living the ascetic life because she has a female physique

In: Female Stereotypes in Religious Traditions
Author: A.P. Bos

engaged in studying at a high level even a small and insignificant part of living nature, such as the water snail. But in the historical sciences it is equally striking how increased knowledge of all parts and all aspects of cultural history is reflected in the scientific disclosure of one certain

In: Cosmic and Meta-Cosmic Theology in Aristotle's Lost Dialogues

learned symbols and mental symbolic expressions, the individual strivings (in a general sense) can be given a more accurate description. By examining the way in which con- tents and emotions involved in mental representations function as motivating factors and meaning-giving forces behind the widespread

In: Apocalyptic Representations of Jerusalem

motivated by the beliefthat "when the state loosens its responsibility for the Swedish Church, it is the state's responsibility to offer those Swedes who are not Christian useful alternatives to the ceremonies related to the religious festivals throughout the year and special life events" (HOO: 16). The

In: The Human Image of God

a new, modem constitution, moulded on Western values. We also have a bill of rights to protect our freedoms and dignity. But there is one enormous problem which makes it impossible for most people in this country to achieve and enjoy a good life at this stage. The obstacle in the lives of most

In: The Human Image of God
Author: Anne Vallely

enlightenment. Jains believe that all living beings – humans, animals, plants, and single-sensed beings – have a soul wor- thy of respect, and deserving of compassion. Consequently, ahimsa is the central and defining ethic of Jainism, which informs all aspects of the ideal Jain life. Jain dietary discourse is

In: South Asians in the Diaspora
Author: Luke Bretherton

only shows in town. 3. Beyond Economics, Religion 3.1. Religion as a Public, Embodied Vision of the Good Life A more interesting and signifi cant issue is that religion represents the return of politics and the opportunity of a genuinely public life. Why? Because religiously motivated actors re

In: Exploring the Postsecular

individual, but was also a motive for the religious life of the community. A certain kind of collective redemption was closely connected with the idea of common security and an achievement of an earthly prosperity by a lasting renewal of life 26). The means for that were wholly ritual and motivated by

In: Types of Redemption. Contributions to the Theme of the Study-Conference Held at Jerusalem 14th to 19th July 1968

1 Fritjof Capra, The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (New York: Doubleday, 1996), 27–9. See also Michael J. Seidler, “Problems of Systems Epistemology,” International Philosophical Quarterly 19/1 (1979): 34. CHAPTER THREE AN ALTERNATIVE METHODOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH

In: The Unity of Mystical Traditions