The Meaning and End of Religion (Google eBook)
Wilfred Cantwell Smith, maintained in this vastly important work that Westerners have misperceived religious life by making "religion" into one thing. He shows the inadequacy of "religion" to capture the living, endlessly variable ways and traditions in which religious faith presents itself in the world.
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Review: The Meaning and End of ReligionUser Review - Goodreads
This book still has plenty of food for thought, but it is quite dated now. In particular, when one takes into account the critical work that occupies most of the first half, the conclusion seems overly optimistic and kind of leaves the modern reader hanging. Read full review
Review: The Meaning and End of ReligionUser Review - Harmony Courtney - Goodreads
Very heavy text only for those really strong in their faith. Read full review