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Worldviews: Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs (3rd Edition)

Worldviews: Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs (3rd Edition)
Author: Ninian Smart
ISBN 13: 9780130209801
ISBN 10: 130209805
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1999-07-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $68.60

This book offers a balanced, wide-ranging, and realistic approach to the full range of worldviews, showing how, whether religious or secular, they define the human values that drive the engines of both continuity and change worldwide. It shows readers the dynamics of each tradition, and emphasizes that although the various traditions may all share similar aspects, they each assign varying levels of importance to specific areas.

Explores the major religious traditions and secular ideologies (Marxism, nationalisms, scientific humanism) from six dimensions: experiential/emotional; narrative/mythic; doctrinal/philosophical; ethical/legal; ritual/practical; and social/organizational.

For anyone interested in comparative worldviews, religious and secular.