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Sacred Quest An Invitation to the Study of Religion

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ISBN-10: 0131923773

ISBN-13: 9780131923775

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: John Kelsay, Lawrence S. Cunningham

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List price: $52.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, is an award-winning teacher at Notre Dame. He was awarded the Fenlon Award from Sorin College (1989) and a Kaneb award in 1999. His interests are in the area of systematic theology and culture, Christian spirituality, and the history of Christian spirituality. His most recent book is "Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision" (1999). He has edited or written 16 other books. He is also co-editor of the academic monograph series "Studies in Theology and Spirituality" and serves as an associate editor for a number of scholarly journals. The author of over 50 articles in peer reviewed or solicited journals and books, he has also written over two hundred articles for pastoral and popular outlets. He has won three Catholic Press Association awards for religious writing (1987, 1999, and 2000). He has also served as columnist for "Commonweal" for over ten years. A frequent visiting professor both here and abroad, Cunningham is currently at work on a new book on the theological meaning of saints. He is also finishing a study of Saint Francis of Assisi and is compiling an anthology of Cardinal Newman's spiritual writings.

Preface
Introduction
The Breadth and Depth of Religious Experience
A Brief Outline of the Phenomenological Method
Attitudes and Institutions in the Study of Religion A Final Word
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Toward a Definition of Religion
The Search for a Definition of Religion
Elements of Religion
Religion and Human Thought
Religion and Feeling
Religion and Action
Individual and Social Existence
Values and Religion
Substance or Function?
Toward Resolution
A Proposal
In Conclusion
Notes
Thought Experiments
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Nature of the Sacred
The Complex Character of the Sacred
The Concept of Sacred Reality
Specially Distinctive
To Some Extent, Beyond the Volitional Control of Human Beings
Specially Prominent with Respect to Human Welfare
Properly Determinative of Various Aspects of Human Existence
Summary
Notes
Thought Experiments
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Appearance of the Sacred
Types of Sacred Appearance
Varieties of Media
Sacred Objects
Sacred Time
Sacred Space
Sacred Appearance and the Complexity of Traditions
Notes