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Essays in the History of Religions
Essays in the History of Religions
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1988
Pages: 202
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 29335205

Product Code: 788164171

Joachim Wach (a.); Joseph M. Kitagawa & Gregory D. Alles (eds.); Joseph M. Kitagawa (intro.). This important volume consists of 8 articles on the history of religions, some of them previously unpublished, that represent all 3 phases in Joachim Wach’s thought. Wach, who taught the history of religions at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago from 1945 until his death in 1955, argued that the primary goal of the study of religion is the understanding of the religious experience & its expressions. Chapters include: master & disciple; Mahayana Buddhism; sociology of religion; Radhakrishnan & the comparative study of religion; religion in America; on teaching history of religions; & on understanding.

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