The persistence of religion : comparative perspectives on modern spirituality / Harvey Cox and Daisaku Ikeda.
Contributor(s): Ikeda, Daisaku.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2009Description: xvii, 142 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781848851948 (hbk.); 1848851944 (hbk.); 9781848851955 (pbk.); 1848851952 (pbk.).Subject(s): Religion and civil society | Religion and ethics | Religion and justice | Peace -- Religious aspects | Spirituality
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Beyond the clash of civilizations -- Martin Luther King, Jr. and the spirit of non-violence -- The market economy and the role of religion -- The age of the internet: interplay of danger and promise -- Rapidly changing times: return to the origins of religion -- Courageous heroes of non-violence -- The future of China and India : great spiritual heritages -- The future of university education -- Mahayana Buddhism and twenty-first century civilization -- Religion, values and politics in a religiously pluralistic world.
In the nineteenth century, Nietzsche famously announced that God was dead. In the twentieth century, an increasing reliance on science and technology led to a widespread rejection of belief on the grounds of its irrationality. Yet for all the skepticism directed towards it, religion has not died. In fact, the opposite has occurred: it has persisted and proliferated. In this wide-ranging dialogue, two leading commentators on religion address - from their different but complementary traditions of Christianity and Buddhism - the continuing appeal of spirituality to people eager to explore fundamental questions of meaning and identity. The authors indicate that science, for all the benefits it has conferred, has limits of explanation. It may be able to show how, but not necessarily why. --BOOK JACKET.