Religion and Culture in Dialogue: East and West Perspectives by Janis Talivaldis Ozolinš

By Janis Talivaldis Ozolinš

This quantity addresses the difficulty of the human stumble upon with the secret of God and the aim of human existence. It explores significant topics from varied cultural and philosophical traditions, beginning with questions on the opportunity of trust in God, His transcendence as obvious in either East and West, and finishing with questions on ethics and approximately personhood, human dignity and human rights. Taking an eclectic technique, the chapters during this e-book every one uniquely deal with features of the human stumble upon with the secret of God, drawing from particular cultures and traditions, and utilizing a selected philosophical and theological type. jointly, the chapters offer a clean strategy and a synergy that guarantees that every subject contributes whatever new to the discussion among faith and culture.

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Religion and Culture in Dialogue: East and West Perspectives

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Contemporary ethics encompasses a wide variety of themes. At a popular level, where is it is expressed in and informs secular culture, some dominant themes are its secularism, its relativism, its non-cognitivism, its aggressive ‘this worldliness’ or autonomy. Johnston says that one ideal reader of his essay is the ‘intelligent young person who is religious, but who feels that his or her genuine religious impulses are being strangled by what he or she is asked to believe, on less than convincing authority, about the nature of reality’ (Johnston, Op.

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Similarly, an English scholar who works extensively in German philosophy may make significant use of German phrases and ideas in expressing philosophical ideas, but will not be culturally identifiable as German. A further complication to the use of text as a means of identifying cultural identity is not only that linguistic phrases and motifs may be the result of extensive scholarship in a particular culture or language, but also the purpose in the mind of the writer of the text. In many cases, the intention is not to convey a covert message that only those belonging to the particular language and culture will understand, but to borrow ideas that help to elucidate a particular issue.

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