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Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World

Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World

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  • Date Published: April 1975
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521099035

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  • A comparative general study of the problems of suffering as treated by Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Marxism, Hinduism and Buddhism.

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    'There are many gaps to be filed in the comparative study of religions, but to isolate and deal with them competently is not easy. John Bowker has done well to take up this subject, not hitherto treated in this way, and in this fine comparative study he ranges across a wide field with assurance and authority. The great religious traditions are studied in turn: Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Marxism representing the 'Western tradition', and the Eastern being seen in Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheeism and Jainism … This book reads well and is a pleasure to handle. It will take its place as a sound and thoughtful study of this vital problem, which admits of no agreed solution except that the quest is worthwhile and that any religion claiming attention today must face the facts.' Geoffrey Parrinder, The Expository Times

    'This is a book of genuine intellectual distinction which also forms about as good an introduction to the comparative study of religions as one could wish for. The question, or rather the experience of suffering provides a central axis around which the varying perspectives of the world religions can be elucidated and compared. The elucidation is remarkably clear, and the comparison very charitable without being syncretistic or glossing over differences.' David Martin, Jewish Journal of Sociology

    'No one can question the value of this weighty and, at the same time, most readable book. It is powerfully documented but never prolix, and at all times it is carefully selective. There is no existing book, as far as I am aware, to compare with it. nor will it be quickly superseded.' Lord Longford, Contemporary Review

    '… Mr Bowker's characteristically lucid and erudite work will be very welcome to all students of religious thought and of the relation between 'creed and culture'.' R. D. Williams, New Blackfriars

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    • Date Published: April 1975
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521099035
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Glossary
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Judaism
    2. Christianity
    3. Islam
    4. Marxism
    5. Hinduism
    6. Buddhism
    7. Dualism, duality and the unification of experience
    Bibliography
    Indices.

  • Author

    John Bowker

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