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Six Ways of Being Religious

Author: Dale Cannon
Subject: Philosophy
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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The book proposes the hypothesis that six generic ways of being religious may be found in any large-scale religious tradition such as Christianity or Buddhism or Islam or Hinduism: sacred rite/ right action/ devotion/ shamanic mediation/ mystical quest/ and reasoned inquiry. These are recurrent ways in which/ socially and individually/ devout members of these traditions take up and appropriate their stories and symbols in order to draw near to/ and come into right relationship with/ what the traditions attest to be the ultimate reality.

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