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World Religions in a Postmodern Age

World Religions in a Postmodern Age
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Index , Notes , Bibliography
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"Recommended. Upper division undergraduates through faculty researchers."

"At its core, World Religions in a Postmodern Age extols the sacred and practical virtues of world religious freedom, and the benefits that such freedom and tolerance bring to human society as a whole. A thoughtful, well-reasoned, and highly recommended contribution to religious philosophy shelves."
—Midwest Book Review

"A timely and thought-provoking book worthy of a broad readership. Having set forth the teachings of each of the world's religions in a fair and respectful way. Dr. Ruf moves quickly to the challenge of explaining how each of these faith traditions can find their "core" and surprisingly, often some commonality. Thus they can make a positive contribution for the healing of the world."
—Rev. Ray H. Kiely, D.D., The Near East School of Theology, Beirut, Lebanon

"Henry L. Ruf’s book World Religions In a Postmodern Age is a bold undertaking that addresses a number of important issues for religious people living in a postmodern age, such as: Is rationally defensible religion even possible after postmodern critiques of religion? If it is, what if anything can be salvaged from previous religious traditions? And what should be the religious person’s attitude toward other religions? Ruf argues that a rationally defensible postmodern religion is possible, and that despite their differences world religions share common features and ethical commitments that can be appealed to as a basis for dialogue and tolerance. These are issues which should concern everyone living in a postmodern, culturally and religiously divided world, and I highly recommend the book."
—Gene G. James, Professor of Philosophy, Unviersity of Memphis

“This is the book for my Philosophy of Religion course that I have been waiting for! Professor Ruf's outstanding scholarship is complemented by his exceptional writing and wide-ranging grasp of the matter.”
—John N. Vielkind, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Philosophy Dept Marshall University, Huntington WV

The book is composed of four sections. Section one presents an introduction to religion and how if differs from metaphysics. Section two presents interpretations of Asian religions (like Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Zen). Section three presents interpretations of Middle Eastern/Western religions (like Jewish, Christian, Muslim). Section four presents a concluding declaration of religious freedom in the Postmodern Age.