To insist that comparison is indeed possible and in fact unavoidable and necessary is still to run very much against the current in the study of religions today. To achieve this goal is to attain nirvana, an enlightened state in which the fires of greed hatred, and ignorance have been quenched. How, especially, does it lead to new insights concerning the unpredictable effects of secularization processes and the possibilities inherent in them for creating new conditions of crisis that elicit collective retrievals and revivifications of religion? In other religions this ultimate reality is known as God. Mihwa Choi, Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina at Pembroke: "Two Levels of Asceticism: A Comparative Study of the Confucian Tradition".
His teachings were transmitted as an oral tradition for several centuries and were subsequently systematized and interpreted by various individuals and schools within India and elsewhere. Promise of Salvation, 75). How might this methodological approach address these problems? It also claims the every individual has the potential to achieve enlightenment. Mohr, 1990) and the implications of religious resurgence for an increasingly globalized world (cf. Randall Reed, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University: "Of Prophets and Propaganda: A Comparison of Modern and Ancient Apocalypticism Using the Work of Martin Riesebrodt".
Respondent/Chair: Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University 4:45-5:00 Reflections: Martin Riesebrodt, Professor of the Sociology of Religion, University of Chicago 5:15-6:15 Reception. Other religious practices-second-order discursive or behavior-regulating ones, for example-"logically, systematically, and esuppose the existence of interventionist practices." Interventionist practices "ground and strengthen the experience of religious reality emotionally and cognitively" by dramatizing "the existence of superhuman powers and their accessibility." The legitimacy and effectiveness. Schedule 8:15 - 8:45 Coffee, informal conversation 9:00 - 10:45 Session 1: Religion, Generations, and Gender. The ultimate goal of the Buddhist path is release from the round of phenomenal existence with its inherent suffering. Augis, Associate Professor of Sociology, School of Social Science and Human Services, Ramapo College of New Jersey Omar. Eastern Religion, hinduism, hinduism is a religious tradition of Indian origin, comprising the beliefs and practices of Hindus. Klink (Duke University) has written. Originating as a monastic movement within the dominant Brahman tradition of the day, Buddhism quickly developed in a distinctive direction. Chong Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Kansas, Lawrence). Comparing Religions: On Theory and Method.