Ninian smart, dimensions of the sacred: an anatomy of the world's beliefs berkeley: university of california press, 1996 this is an unusual book on religious. Table of contents (2 chapters) worshipping smart, ninian pages 1-52 preview buy chapter $2995 god's existence smart, ninian pages 53-75 preview. This book is a revised and updated edition of a popular work, which looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as constantly developing systems. The department of religious studies was profoundly shocked and saddened by the news that our beloved colleague and professor ninian smart died suddenly.
Religion, reason and ninian smart the major religions are committed to incompatible world-views are there criteria available on the basis of which we. Smart embarks on a worldwide tour of traditional religions and secular ideologies he explores in a detailed and detached manner all the major. Smart (religion, univ of california) wisely steps over the traps of previous comparative ninian smart is jf rowny professor of comparative religions at the. Smart, ninian “understanding religious experience” mysticism and philosophical analysis ed steven t katz new york, oxford university.
Functional model foridentifying “religion” by ninian smart (1927-2001): seven dimensions of religions: ritual: forms & orders of ceremonies revealed. Covering all corners of the globe, ninian smart's work offers a the career and writings of ninian smart, and his contribution to the study of. Smart's dimensions avoid the tricky problem of trying to define “religion” ninian smart was the single most important figure in the development of the subject in.
Ninian smart's dimensions of the sacred: an anatomy of the world's beliefs ( berkeley and los angeles: university of california press, 1996). Ninian smart pondered these questions for the better part of five decades as one of the world's foremost scholars of religion, and the author of some 30 books,. These are the sources and citations used to research ninian smart's seven dimensions of religion this bibliography was generated on cite.
I can't stop emphasizing that “religion” is a contrived word and not a thing to be discovered thus, not surprisingly, people (scholars and lay. Ninian smart's seven dimensions or religions i a religious tradition (such as christianity, judaism, islam) entails a great variety of forms a differences in sub . Ninian smart on world religions: volume 1: religious experience and philosophical analysis (ashgate contemporary thinkers on religion: collected works.
The six dimensions, as described by ninian smart, are as follows: the doctrinal dimension, the mythological dimension, the ethical dimension, the ritual. The world's religions by ninian smart publication date 1998 topics religions publisher cambridge university press collection printdisabled. Other articles where ninian smart is discussed: magic: comparative religions: approach, as is that of ninian smart, who devised a seven-dimensional. Ninian smart it was a way of defining the different world religions, but allowing them be compared, based on 7 key elements: ritual.
The seven dimensions of religion (ninian smart) ritual: forms and orders of ceremonies (private and/or public) (often regarded as revealed) narrative and. Ninian smart considers christianity, judaism, islam, hinduism, buddhism, shintoism, as well as marxist-leninism, maoism, nationalism, and native american,. The seven by ninian smart practical and ritual dimension experiential and emotional narrative or mythic dimension doctrinal and philosophical dimension. Buy the world's religions 2 by ninian smart (isbn: 9780521637480) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.