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By Wojciech Maria Zalewski

ISBN-10: 1498262384

ISBN-13: 9781498262385

ISBN-10: 1610978285

ISBN-13: 9781610978286

faith is often considered in the course of the lens of the world's spiritual traditions, stressing the diversities, and infrequently the conflicts, between them. the writer of this booklet as a substitute offers faith as a typical and common human phenomenon, established deeply in a human nature shared by way of all. during this view, the underlining and unifying precept of faith is a specific affirmative perspective towards lifestyles, which he provides because the final price, and as such the most important cultural constituent and defining issue of all faith. This final worth unearths its expressions in a variety of civilizations, and ends up in quite a few kinds; those are what we all know because the world's spiritual traditions. by way of examining the jobs of either tradition and civilization of their attitudes towards existence, the writer areas faith past non secular traditions, and exhibits how the latter, whether they're theistic or atheistic, draw their ideas from the previous, quite often by means of selling the Golden Rule in its functions.

"Wojciech Zalewski's synthesis of religions . . . [presents] a Rousseau-like view that people are essentially solid, born with a hope and recognize for all times, which turns into perverted through the associations in their civilization. The proof that he's correct lies within the numerous acts of goodness played through participants of their lifestyle except, and occasionally towards, the norms in their societies. The Crucible of Religion is an uplifting and hopeful booklet via a real humanitarian."
--Kenneth R. Graham
Professor Emeritus
Muhlenberg College

"Zalewski examines faith as a private and social build in accordance with the human longing for existence . . . via differentiating tradition from civilization he's in a position to distinguish among faith as such and diverse spiritual traditions . . . , and in so doing to recast the dialogue of God when it comes to the confirmation of lifestyles carried out during the perform of the Golden Rule . . . by means of equating lifestyles with God, Zalewski opens a discussion between agnostics, atheists, and believers.

--Thomas Sheehan
Professor of non secular Studies
Stanford University

Wojciech Maria Zalewski is the Curator for Slavic and East ecu Collections Emeritus and Bibliographer for spiritual reports on the Stanford collage Libraries. he's the writer of Untersuchungen über the literarische Gattung der Apokalypse 1-3.

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