Human Condition the: A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
The Comparative Religious Ideas Project is a groundbreaking three-year collaboration among well-known scholars of world religious traditions as well ... Show synopsis The Comparative Religious Ideas Project is a groundbreaking three-year collaboration among well-known scholars of world religious traditions as well as philosophers, historians, sociologists of religion, and theologians who view religion in more general terms. These resulting three volumes offer an exciting look at important comparisons among major world religions and develop and test a theory of comparison employing the collaborative method. This multi-authored collaborative work on the idea of the human condition as a comparative category cuts across major religious traditions and cultures. Extensive essays by distinguished specialists examine Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Together the essays provide a multicultural approach to the human condition, discussing both broad sensibilities of religious traditions as well as specific texts. In addition the volume contains an introduction to a sophisticated theory of comparison for religious ideas, including explicit comparisons based on the specialized essays.