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Cover of: The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought by Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Fadiman, Clifton

The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought
1st ed.
by ,

Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

More than sixty essays from the most profound thinkers of the modern era.

First Sentence

Each of the five key terms in the title of this World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought has decisively shaped the book, and taken together they perform the function of defining its content and purpose.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Preface xv
Introduction 3
The Grand Inquisitor/F.M. Dostoyevsky 13
I. THE UNBELIEVER
The Unbeliever/Albert Camus 29
The Progress of the Christian Religion/Edward Gibbon 34
Failure of Nerve/Gilbert Murray 46
The Essence of Religion/Ludwig Feuerbach 54
Beyond Good and Evil/Friedrich Nietzsche 64
The Future of an Illusion/Sigmund Freud 72
Religion, the Opium of the People/Karl Marx 79
Invictus/William Ernest Henley 92
II. THE WILL TO BELIEVE
The Will to Believe/William James 95
I and Thou/Martin Buber 115
Faith as Confession/Karl Barth 123
Modern Man in Search of a Soul/Carl Jung 130
The Screwtape Letters/C.S. Lewis 144
The Four Stages of Life/Rabindranath Tagore 149
The Prophet and Prophetic Religion/Seyyed Hossein Nasr 158
The Diary of a Country Priest/Georges Bernados 169
III. THE GRANDEUR OF GOD
God's Grandeur/Gerard Manley Hopkins 177
The Starred Heaven Above and the Moral Law Within/Immanuel Kant 178
Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion/Jane Ellen Harrison 181
The Image of God/Dorothy L. Sayers 187
Sacraments of Africa/James Frazer 194
Strange Is Our Situation Here Upon Earth/Albert Einstein 202
The New Reformation/Alfred North Whitehead 206
The Intelligence in the Service of Christ/Etienne Gilson 218
IV. REVERENCE FOR LIFE
Reverence for Life/Albert Schweitzer 237
Divinity School Address/Ralph Waldo Emerson 244
The Qur'an/Fazlur Rahman 260
Continued Revelation/Nathan Soderblom 272
The Sacredness of Life/Dorothy Day 285
The Tragic Sense of Life/Miguel de Unamuno 289
The God Above God/Paul Tillich 300
The Essence of Prayer/Friedrich Heiler 308
V. THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRADITION
The Reconstruction of Tradition/Muhammad Iqbal 319
In the Beginning/Mircea Eliade 333
What is Traditional Judaism?/Mordecai Kaplan 342
Buddhism in the Modern World/Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa 352
A Neo-Confucian Manifesto/Carsun Chang, Tang Chun-I, Mou Tsung-san, Hsu Fo-kuan 361
Apologia pro Vita Sua/John Henry Newman 369
The Essence of Christianity/Adolf von Harnack 378
Orthodoxy/Gilbert Keith Chesteron 385
VI. LOVE ABIDES
Love Abides/Soren Kierkegaard 393
The Importance of Living/Lin Yutang 399
Agape and Eros in Augustine/Anders Nygren 411
The Part of Imagination in the Moral Life/Nokolay Aleksandrovich Berdyaev 419
The Phenomenon of Man/Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 428
Man and His Perfection in Islam/Annemarie Schimmel 441
A Study of Good/Nishida Kitaro 453
Letters from Prison/Dietrich Bonhoeffer 462
VII. VISIONS OF THE OTHER WORLD
Visions of the Other World/Black Elk 477
Waiting for God/Simone Weil 482
Mysticism and Ethics in Hindu Thought/Sarvepalli Radhakrisnan 490
The Three Elements of Religion/Friedrich von Hugel 498
The Doctrine of Karma/Daisetz Suzuki 512
The Reality of Sufism/Martin Lings 515
Mysticism and Theology/Evelyn Underhill 525
Jewish Mysticism/Gershom Scholem 537
VIII. FAITH AND FREEDOM
Faith and Freedom/Barbara Ward 549
The Spirit of Judaism/Abraham Heschel 559
The Foundations of Islamic Thought/Hamilton Gibb 567
The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy/Yu-lan Fung 576
The Social Principles of Jesus/Walter Rauschenbusch 586
Once to Every Man and Nation/James Russell Lowell 593
Autobiography/Mahatma Gandhi 597
Letter from Birmingham City Jail/Martin Luther King 606
Beauty Will Save the World/Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 623
Acknowledgments 631

Edition Notes

Series World Treasuries (published by Book-of-the-Month Club)

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 200/.9/034
Library of Congress BL25 .W69 1990

The Physical Object

Format Hardback
Pagination xvii, 635 p. ;
Number of pages 635

ID Numbers

Open Library OL2214264M
Internet Archive worldtreasuryofm00peli
ISBN 10 0316697702
LC Control Number 89037290
Goodreads 763617

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