Humanity Our Place in The Universe

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This book shows how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism view the place of humanity in the universe. Each religion is investigated by considering how the it answers the five big existential questions: 1/ Is there a God, or an Absolute Reality, and if so what is His (Its) nature? 2/ How was the universe created and what is the nature and purpose of this creation? 3/ What is the essential nature of a human being – are we just ephemeral material beings or do we possess some kind of indestructible essence? 4/ What is the purpose of life? 5/ What happens upon the death of the human body? Does this entail annihilation or is there some kind of afterlife, and if so, what is its nature? The answers to these questions give the essential beliefs of each religion, showing the nature of creation and our place in it. This a unique contribution to comparative religion, as by studying these religions using the same framework, the central beliefs of these religions can be clearly... More > presented and compared.< Less
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  • By Colin Drake
    Dec 28, 2011
    A clear, succinct and expanded edition of the authors ‘Honours’ thesis. Here are some of the examiners comments: A well collated and analyzed selection of relevant scriptures. Clearly set out, well written and carefully considered, showing his understanding. It's an informative encapsulation of the material for any reader. A thesis of tight construction and careful categorization of the evidence. Examiner. One I read your thesis with great interest. I enjoyed reading it and think you have taken on a huge and important project. The established categories help enormously in making the subject comprehensible and your methodology is a good technique for exploring the complexities of religious thought. I think that your conclusion, that each religion posits that one must go beyond ones individual ego in order to attain higher realization,is valid. Examiner. Two This is a very interesting thesis, covering a vast topic area. The authors willingness to tackle such an involved and challenging... More > task is to be commended. His ability to come to grips with many of the key tenets of each religion is commendable. A most fascinating discussion of the various religions. Examiner. Three.< Less
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Colin Drake
December 31, 2011
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