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The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was ...
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THE NATURE OF CATEGORY FORMATION
THE CATEGORY OF RELIGION
THE CATEGORY OF HISTORY
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ambiguous answer approach attempt believer Bleeker Buddha Buddhism Christ Christian Church Comparative Religion concept culture definition of religion descriptive statements discipline distinction divine Eliade's essence fact faith functional analysis functional definition goal Hence hierophanies Hinduism historian historical data historical study history of religions human Ibid Ibid.,p implied indicate interpretation involved Joachim Wach Judaism Kitagawa knowledge Kraemer legitimate level of understanding lexical lexical definition magic Malinowski man's meaning merely methodological Mircea Eliade myth nature normative level normative understanding objective one's ontological past Paul Tillich persons phenomenological philosophical position possible primitive psychological Radhakrishnan real definition reified religio-historical understanding religious question religious structures revelation rites ritual sacred salvation scholar secondary categories Shinto significant social society study of religion symbols syncretism syncretistic Taoism term theological thing tradition transhistorical religious true truth ultimacy ultimate concern Ultimate Reality University valid verifiable Wilfred Cantwell Smith word religion