Understanding religious life
This text uses two basic themes to enhance student understanding: 1) the search for an understanding of religious life as an ongoing process; and 2) the need for recognizing a variety of ultimate realities when studying religious pluralism.
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Personal Apprehension of a Holy Presence
Creation of Community Through Sacred Symbols
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