A Heart of Wisdom: Religion and Human Wholeness
Drawing on almost half a century of immersion in the world's great religions, coupled with an ever-deepening understanding of the philosophy and phenomenology of religion, the author takes a dialogical approach through which religious reality is not seen as external creed and form or as subjective inspiration, but as the meeting in openness, presentness, immediacy, and mutuality with ultimate reality. Religion has to do with the wholeness of human life. The absolute is found, not just in the universal, but in the particular and the unique. When it promotes a dualism in which the spirit has no binding claim upon life and life falls apart into unhallowed fragments, religion becomes the great enemy of humankind.
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Religion and the Religions
Part Two Religions with Which I Have Been in Dialogue
My Dialogue with the Religions
Exile Contending and Trust
Image of the Human or Image of God?
Part Three Religious Communication
The Meeting of Religion and Human Experience
Religion and Literature
Solitude and Community
Part Four The Tension between Past and Present
Tradition and Modernity
The Dialectic Between Spirit and Form
The Paradox of Religious Leadership
Spontaneity Decision and Personal Wholeness
World View and Existential Trust
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