Saturday, September 22, 2012

Religious Study Should Not Be Simplified

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press (Photo credit: Lezan)
"We are dealing with a topic, complex and many-sided. It comprises the deliverances of the understanding as it harmonises our deepest intuitions. It comprises emotional responses to formulations of thought and to modes of behaviour. It cuts into every aspect of human existence. So far as concerns problems, simple solutions are bogus solutions... We must not postulate simplicity."

Whitehead, A. N., (1933) Adventures of Ideas, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

quoted in...

Sharpe, E. J., (1983) Understanding Religion, London, Duckworth.
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment