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This booklet addresses a primary predicament in spiritual experiences. Exploring the stress among humanistic and social medical ways to considering and writing approximately faith, Daniel Gold develops a line of argument that starts with the aesthetics of educational writing within the box. He indicates that profitable writers on faith hire attribute aesthetic concepts in speaking their visions of human truths. Gold examines those concepts with reference to epistemology and to the learn of faith as a collective exercise.

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And] the perfect life that was to include . . as a matter of course friendship,” the Ethics affirmed for Harrison the value not only of the individual but also of the intense personal relationships that would regularly stimulate her life and work. This was heady stuff “to one who had been taught that God claimed all” (81). Whereas Aristotle gave Harrison a new sense of self, Bergson gave her Finding Middle Grounds 29 a new sense of spiritual possibility. ”27 Durée would then be able to provide an exalted referent for the mythic divinities she studied.

Instead, those objects seemed to represent an alien other in his present experience—an other that he managed to identify with his earlier pious self. ”52 His objects of study seem not so much to have invoked the intense religious experience of his youth but to have helped keep it present for him; this presence then helped him find profound value in the religious material that he now treated with scholarly distance. Harrison, by contrast, with little happy religious experience to remember at all, discovers the study of ritual life as a new love to which she is passionately driven: “these ritual dances, this ritual drama, this bridge between art and life .

Harrison, by contrast, with little happy religious experience to remember at all, discovers the study of ritual life as a new love to which she is passionately driven: “these ritual dances, this ritual drama, this bridge between art and life . . ”53 These objects were destined for her, she seems to believe, and fulfilled a deep unconscious quest that was left unsatisfied before. In this sense they stand in contrast to her past experience of tradition, which never inspired her. If most scholars of religion do not talk of their passion for their material (or of their life in general) as expansively as Harrison, many are detached from their own traditions but are inexplicably drawn to study the traditions of others in ways similar to hers.

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