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Recommend a Religious book that's not religious

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by lewisnotmiller, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Eh. I don't think we are in danger then.
     
  2. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    I don't see what is stopping people who are educated about Dharmic religions from posting books they consider informative. Also some of us posted books about Classical, Mesopotamian and in the case of my Masks of God also Eastern religions, and prehistoric religion.
     
  3. Nehustan

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    Durkheim, E., 1995, The elementary forms of religious life, The Free Press, NY, NY, USA.

    Eliade, M., 1957, The sacred and the profane: the nature of religion, Harcourt, NY, NY, USA

    Weber, M., 2009, The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
     
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    +1 for this. A real classic.
     
  5. LuisDantas

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    Nor do I. I'm still a bit uncertain of what the OP asks, truth be told.

    Maybe whatever is understood as being appropriate is harder to define in the Dharmic Faiths? I'm of half a mind that it would be simply the history of those faiths.

    I'm not finding fault on what you posted, just to be clear.
     
  6. lewisnotmiller

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    From my point of view, a history of the religion is entirely appropriate. I posted A History of Christianity, as matter of fact. But I suppose I'd be looking for a secular history of the religion (is probably the best way to put it). When and where was it founded, how did it develop, etc.

    Not looking for theology.
     
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