What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the Worldas Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by scholar-practitioners on the topic of spiritual masters in Judaic, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist traditions. It provides a full spectrum of exemplars, including founders, spiritual masters who highlight cultural themes, and problematic figures of modern times. To define spiritual master, the work of Max Weber, Mircea Eliade, Daniel Gold, and Bruce Lincoln is referenced to provide a balanced notion that includes both religionist and reductionist perspectives. This book takes readers from the past spiritual masters to the future of masters of any sort, posing food for thought about the future of master-disciple relationships in an emerging age of egalitarian sentiments.obligation of obedience, inspiring an, 27, 35 as personally supporting religious vitality, 3a4, 7, 28a29, 34, 38a43, 44, 45, 47, 53n41, ... Daniel; Gur Is, gurAps; pAyr; Prophet of Islam; prophets; religious leaders; sagehood, Chinese; Sages, sages; shaykhs; spiritual master, ... 43a45 as trope, 2, 3, 17 Venn diagram as clarifying, 28 and Weber (M.), relationship to concepts of: charismatic individuals, 8a12, 14, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 2012-12-28|