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Quest for Serenity in World Religions

by: Arvind Sharma

This book describes the search for serenity as found in what are conventionally referred to as the world religions and identifies a similarity in the pattern which seems to underlie these approaches, thereby extending the application of the comparative method to religious psychology.

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ISBN: 9788124604205
Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 1st
Pages : viii, 80
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 22
Weight: 150

Overview

Every religion, even ideology, needs to provide its followers with ways of coping with the vicissitudes of life, especially when personal tragedy tears a gaping hole in the fabric of meaning. This book describes the search for serenity as found in what are conventionally referred to as the world religions and identifies a similarity in the pattern which seems to underlie these approaches, thereby extending the application of the comparative method to religious psychology.

Contents

1. The Quest for Serenity in Hinduism
2. The Quest for Serenity in Buddhism
3. The Quest for Serenity in Confucianism
4. The Quest for Serenity in Taoism
5. The Quest for Serenity in Judaism
6. The Quest for Serenity in Christianity
7. The Quest for Serenity in Islam
8. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Arvind Sharma, formerly of the I.A.S., is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has published extensively in the fields of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion and is currently engaged in promoting the adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions.
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