What is Religion?: An Introduction

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Paulist Press, 1990 - Religion - 273 pages
Surveys the history of religion, identifies four ways of being religious, and discusses secularism, skepticism, nihilism and humanism.
 

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With an ecumenical sensitivity, Haught examines those elements common to the major religions and to religion generally. In language accessible to the lay reader, Haught first looks at the many ways in ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
WAYS OF RELIGION
79
Mysticism
96
Silence
113
Action
128
AIMS OF RELIGION
143
Mystery
158
Adventure
171
Morality
185
CRITIQUES OF RELIGION
197
Skepticism
212
Nihilism
227
Prayer
251
Index
266
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John F. Haught is Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Georgetown University. His area of specialization is systematic theology with particular interest in issues pertaining to science, evolution and religion.

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