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Religion and the variety of culture : a study in origin and practice / Lamin Sanneh.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Christian mission and modern culturePublication details: Valley Forge, Pa. : Trinity Press International, ©1996.Description: viii, 87 pages ; 19 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 1563381664
  • 9781563381669
  • 0852443781
  • 9780852443781
Uniform titles:
  • Encountering the West.
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 291.1/7 20
LOC classification:
  • BL65.C8 S26 1996
Other classification:
  • 11.78
Contents:
The cultural critique -- Magic in the Renaissance -- Enlightenment and romantic views -- Modern attitudes -- The culture crisis : the problem of truth and value -- The theological issue -- Religion and the mother tongue : a postlude.
Summary: Here is a provocative analysis of culture in all of its variety, including especially the relationship of religion and Christianity to culture. Lamin Sanneh advocates reconnecting religion and Christianity to culture, realizing that humanity without a sense of transcendence cannot really achieve a fulfillment that is anything but "murky self-centeredness." According to Sanneh, in light of the exigencies of postmodern times world Christianity would do well to embrace an alternative vision - one of global neighborliness - and then effectively model that vision as the new humanity for the twenty-first century and beyond.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre England Collection BL65.C8 S26 1996 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 23-823

"Revised and expanded version of chapter 1 of Encountering the West"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-87).

The cultural critique -- Magic in the Renaissance -- Enlightenment and romantic views -- Modern attitudes -- The culture crisis : the problem of truth and value -- The theological issue -- Religion and the mother tongue : a postlude.

Here is a provocative analysis of culture in all of its variety, including especially the relationship of religion and Christianity to culture. Lamin Sanneh advocates reconnecting religion and Christianity to culture, realizing that humanity without a sense of transcendence cannot really achieve a fulfillment that is anything but "murky self-centeredness." According to Sanneh, in light of the exigencies of postmodern times world Christianity would do well to embrace an alternative vision - one of global neighborliness - and then effectively model that vision as the new humanity for the twenty-first century and beyond.

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