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Understanding religion across the world

Updated: August 26, 2016 2:24 pm

Religion has always been with the mankind. Throughout history, it has expressed the deepest questions human beings can ask, and it has taken a central place in the lives of virtually all civilizations and cultures. As we look back to the dawn of human consciousness, we find religion in the every nook and cranny.  In this technological era, critics have suggested that religion is on the way out. Technology and science have changed our view of the world radically, leading some to say that we’ve entered a new stage of human existence, without religion. Soon, they argue, it will truly be a thing of the past.

But the truth is that religion persists and is often on the rise, even as scientific and non-religious point of views has become prominent. We still find religion everywhere, on television, in film, in popular music, in our towns and neighbourhoods. We discover religion at the centre of global issues and cultural conflict. We see religion in the lives of the people we know and love, and in ourselves, as we live out and wrestle with our own religious faith. Why does religion continue to thrive? There are many reasons, ut one thing is certain: religious traditions are adaptable in important ways. For many, contemporary religion even has room for scepticism, science, and the secular, which allows it to keep going strong in our rapidly changing world.

A Study of religions

R.M. Chopra

Anuradha Prakashan

Price : `499     

Pages : 268

A study of religious concerns enduring question about religions, human society, and the meaning individuals and communities make in life. The study of different religions also facilitates interaction with people of other religions and their cultural, historical, intellectual, and social phenomena. Against this backdrop, R M Chopra has brought out his book A Study of Religions which studies various religions across the world. Considering the significance and importance of study of religions across the world many universities are offering courses on this subject. In these various Centres for the study of Comparative Religions specialised courses of study are provided to impart education and knowledge on different religions in order to combat the challenged posed by religious pluralism.

In a nutshell, the approach taken in this book is to make one understand the basic and fundamental principles shorn off their superfluous forms and formalities, rites and rituals, of all the major practising religions of the world and to underscore points of commonalities in them regarding truth, spirituality, ethics and morale. This book gives a wholesome view of all the major religions of the world and provides the reader with immense knowledge.

by Nilabh Krishna  


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