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In the Renaissancevia the Christian Platonist Marsilio Ficinoreligio becomes popular again, retaining its original emphasis on personal practice, even in John Calvin ‘s Christianae Religionis Institutio Comparative religion Islamic studies. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign smkth to your Oxford Academic account above.

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Wilfred Cantwell Smith

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Majeed IbnuMuhammad rated it really liked it Jun 03, During 17th-century sjith between Catholics and Protestantsreligion begins to refer to an abstract system of beliefs, especially when describing an oppositional structure. Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw; Sharma, Arvind The Harvard University Gazette said he was one of the field’s most influential figures of the past century.

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The anthropologist of religion and postcolonial scholar [ citation needed ] Talal Asad has said The Meaning and End of Religion is a modern classic and a masterpiece. Farmer [7] John Macmurray [8] H. In his work The Meaning and End of Religion he notably and controversially questioned the validity of the concept of religion.


In he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in oriental languages at Princeton Universityafter which he taught at McGillfounding in the university’s Institute of Islamic Studies.

He argues that the term as found in Lucretius and Cicero was internalized by the Catholic Church through Lactantius and Augustine of Hippo. Aasem Bakhshi marked it as to-read Nov 12, Ahmed Marzouk marked it as to-read Dec 07, Aisyarah Azhar marked it as to-read Nov 16, Biography portal Religion portal.

The Meaning and End of Religion remains Smith’s most influential work. Arnold Julian Heather Brian Rosemary [2].

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