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Religious Genius : Appreciating Inspiring Individuals Across Traditions (Hardcover) (Alon

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This book sets forth a new area in the study of extraordinary individuals in religious traditions. It develops the category of “Religious Genius” as an alternative to existing categories, primarily “saint.” It constructs a model by which to appreciate these individuals, suggesting key characteristics such as love, humility, and self-surrender. Religious geniuses transform their traditions and their legacies endure through these very transformations. They also inspire changes across religious boundaries and traditions. The study of religious geniuses in various faith traditions therefore advances interfaith engagement today. The book complements existing, primarily historical, studies of saints by offering a phenomenological approach that seeks to touch the subjectivity of these individuals, and how they have affected the unfolding of their religious traditions. 

Number of Pages: 196
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Language: English
Street Date: July 14, 2017
TCIN: 52817551
UPC: 9783319555133
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-4937
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