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Religion, Language, Narrative and the Search for Meaning
Price: Free! Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Psychology of Religion
This is a book about religion from a secular standpoint which nevertheless takes its subject seriously. Contrary to some secularists I don't think religion is likely to disappear any time soon. I try to develop a way of thinking about religion, using two main clues: language and narrative. Narrative is how most religious people encounter their religions, because humans are story-telling animals.
Totality Beliefs and the Religious Imagination
Price: Free! Words: 55,940. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Psychology of Religion, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
There is a widespread notion that belief is a good thing, but in this book the author argues that freeing oneself from all belief systems can bring a huge sense of relief. He illustrates this by describing his own experience of a Roman Catholic upbringing followed by eleven years' experience of Transcendental Meditation, before arriving at a position of metaphysical naturalism.