The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Religion - 218 pages
How did the universe come to exist? What is the nature of its creator? Is there a purpose to human existence? What is it to live a good life?
The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations offers not just one, but many, answers to these questions. Geoffrey Parrinder has drawn on all the great books of world religions - the Bible, the Qur'an, Zoroastrian Gathas, Hindu Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Jewish Mishnah, Sikh Adi Granth and Chinese Tao Te Ching - in this collection of over 3000 quotations. Discover the words of prophets, scholars and mystics on matters spiritual and moral, as well as Plato on sexuality, Freud on religion and Gandhi on violence.
Originally published in 1990, The Routledge Dictionary of Religious Quotations is now reissued with a new preface by Geoffrey Parrinder.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
I RELIGIOUS FORMS
6
II THE SUPERNATURAL
37
III THE NATURE OF GOD
51
IV THE UNIVERSE
76
V HUMANITY
89
VI THE SACRED
97
VII SACRED PERSONS
105
XI SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
151
XII RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
164
XIII RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY
189
XIV VIRTUE AND THE GOOD
205
XV MORALITY
225
XVI MEN AND WOMEN
246
XVII SOCIETY
263
XVIII LAST THINGS
291

VIII SACRED WORDS
120
IX SACRED ACTIONS
128
X SPIRITUALITY
136
TEXT AND AUTHOR INDEX
318
SUBJECT INDEX
330
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Geoffrey Parrinder is Emeritus Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at the University of London. He is the author of over 30 books on world religions, which have been translated into many languages.

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