By Geoffrey Parrinder
How does the universe come to exist?What is the character of its creator?Is there a objective to human existence?What is it to dwell a great life?The Routledge Dictionary of non secular and non secular Quotations bargains now not justone resolution to those questions, yet many.The basic questions touching on God and guy are as previous as humanity,finding new expressions and solutions in each society and age. The revealedworld of Jehovah, Allah and Krishna, of Christ, Mohammad and the Buddha andthe concept of spiritual and mystic adventure have produced the world’srichest and so much wide literature. during this number of over 3000 quotationsyou will become aware of the range of that literature and the fertility of religiousthought, event and perform all through heritage. Geoffrey Parrinder hasdrawn on the entire nice books of the world’s religions—the Bible, Qur’an,Zoroastrian Gathas, Hindu Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Jewish Mishnah, Sikh AdiGranth and chinese language Tao Te Ching. learn the phrases of prophets, students andmystics at the nature of the divine, the ethics of human behavior and the puzzlesof mortality, resurrection and lifestyles after dying. right here too are the innovations of thereligious and irreligious on issues religious and ethical, from Plato on sexuality,Freud at the origins of faith, and William Blake on angels to Omar Khayyamon destiny, Confucius on poverty and Gandhi on violence.
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Robert Browning, Porphyria’s Lover (1842) 25 Thou mastering me, God! giver of breath and bread; World’s strand, sway of the sea; Lord of living and dead. Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Wreck of the Deutschland (1876) 26 God be in my head, 40 20 GOD And in my understanding. Sarum Missal (1514) 27 He who knows about depth knows about God. Paul Tillich, The Shaking of the Foundations (1962) 28 ‘Personal God’ does not mean that God is ‘a’ person. It means that God is the ground of everything personal and that he carries within him the ontological power of personality.
It is about me in the sunshine; I am in it, as the butterfly floats in the light-laden air. Nothing has to come: it is now. Now is eternity; now is the immortal life. Richard Jefferies, The Story of my Heart (1883) 19 I was now a Not-self, simultaneously perceiving and being the Not-self of the things around me. To this newborn Not-self, the behaviour, the appearance, the very thought of the self it had momentarily ceased to be, and of other selves, its one-time fellows, seemed not indeed distasteful…but enormously irrelevant.
Evans-Pritchard, Theories of Primitive Religion (1965) 10 The god of the clan, the totemic principle, can therefore be nothing else than the clan itself, personified and represented to the imagination under the visible form of the animal or vegetable which serves as a totem. Emile Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (1915) 11 It is also a just-so story. Totemism could have arisen through gregariousness, but there is no evidence that it did. Evans-Pritchard, Theories of Primitive Religion (1965) 12 Totemism is an artificial unity, existing solely in the mind of the anthropologist, to which nothing specifically corresponds in reality.
The Routledge Dictionary of Spiritual Quotations by Geoffrey Parrinder