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Experiencing Scripture In World Religions
In contrast to books dealing with doctrines about the nature and authority of scripture in world religions, these essays gathered by Harold Coward offer an account of how devotees experience the scriptures. Followers of the Jewish, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Ways tell how scripture plays a role in their lives. The Jew, for example, "lives in Torah"; the Muslim "in ...more
Published by Orbis Books
(first published April 5th 2013)
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Had to read this one for my World Religions class. Nothing extraordinary about it - very straightforward information on how each of the major world religions approach scripture and the loss of mystery/spirit with the focus on the written word rather than the spoken.
Harold G. Coward is a professor emeritus of history and the founding director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He served as president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and was the founding editor of the Journal for Hindu-Christian Studies and editor of the WLU Press series The Study of ...moreMore about Harold Coward...