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Smart, Ninian 1927-2001

Overview
Works: 187 works in 1,005 publications in 10 languages and 30,529 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Conference papers and proceedings  Sacred books  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor, Translator, Correspondent
Classifications: BL80.2, 291
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Most widely held works by Ninian Smart
The world's religions by Ninian Smart( Book )

69 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as constantly developing systems of belief. Part I traces the development of religions, as they evolved from the traditions of the ancient world. Part 2 examines the changes to faiths and cultures following the Renaissance and the voyages of conquest and discovery, and asks how, why, and with what effect religions have been refashioned over the ages up to today. The religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. Recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests is also included
The religious experience of mankind by Ninian Smart( Book )

60 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the world's religions by Ninian Smart( )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This superbly illustrated and organized reference source is the first comprehensive visual guide to the world's religious traditions. With text by leading experts, and lavishly illustrated with photographs, thematic maps, site reconstructions, and tables and charts, many in full color, the Atlas charts the origin, growth, and spread of all major faiths. A survey of contemporary religious life, its historical background, and a glossary, index, and list of resources enhance the research value of the book
Sacred texts of the world : a universal anthology by Richard D Hecht( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-annotated, impartial anthology of key texts from world religions--including the primitive, ancient, and esoteric alongside the living faiths of both Western and Eastern cultures... The excerpts are grouped by faiths and subclassified by type: sacred narratives, doctrines, rituals, institutional expressions, experience, and ethics
Worldviews : crosscultural explorations of human beliefs by Ninian Smart( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smart embarks on a worldwide tour of traditional religions and secular ideologies. He explores in a detailed and detached manner all the major religions--Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. He also discusses ideologies--nationalism, Marxism, democracy, secular humanism--which often rival religion and in an important sense are themselves religious. Smart emphasizes the importance of approaching the various worldviews with an open mind"--Jacket
World philosophies by Ninian Smart( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World Philosophies is a comprehensive survey of the world's philosophical and religious traditions by one of our foremost religious thinkers. Ninian Smart discusses notable figures such as Plato and Kierkegaard in the West, the Buddha and Mao Zedong in Asia, Tempels and Knibanga in Africa, and Rodo and Royce in America. Covering a wide range of topics including Indian ideas of testimony and evidence, Chinese notions of moral development, Buddhist concepts of cosmology and Latin American critiques of materialism, Smart sheds new light on the astonishing diversity of philosophies that have developed throughout history
The long search by Ninian Smart( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in German and English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the world's religions by Ninian Smart( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This superbly illustrated and organized reference source is the first comprehensive visual guide to the world's religious traditions. With text by leading experts, and lavishly illustrated with photographs, thematic maps, site reconstructions, and tables and charts, many in full color, the Atlas charts the origin, growth, and spread of all major faiths. A survey of contemporary religious life, its historical background, and a glossary, index, and list of resources enhance the research value of the book
The phenomenon of religion by Ninian Smart( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of religion is one of several very active branches of philosophy today, and the present series is designed both to consolidate the gains of the past and to direct attention upon the problems of the future. Between them these volumes will cover every aspect of the subject, introducing it to the reader in the state in which it is today, including its open ends and growing points. Thus the series is designed to be used as a comprehensive textbook for students. But it is also offered as a contribution to present-day discussion; and each author will accordingly go beyond the scope of an introduction to formulate his own position in the light of contemporary debates
The philosophy of religion by Ninian Smart( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of religion & the sociology of knowledge: some methodological questions by Ninian Smart( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambitiously undertaking to develop a strategy for making the study of religion ""scientific, "" Ninian Smart tackles a set of interrelated issues that bear importantly on the status of religion as an academic discipline. He draws a clear distinction between studying religion and ""doing theology, "" and considers how phenomenological method may be used in investigating objects of religious attitudes without presupposing the existence of God or gods. He goes on to criticize projectionist theories of religion (notably Berger's) and theories of rationality in both religion and anthropology. On th
Dimensions of the sacred : an anatomy of the world's beliefs by Ninian Smart( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart also explores the organizational and social components of sacred belief - the many ways people organize spiritually through institutions, such as church, sect, and caste. He concludes by surveying the artistic and material dimension, uncovering the various ways religions and world views express themselves in material creations such as temples, catherals, chapels, mosques, tombs, icons, pulpits, statues, and books
Nineteenth century religious thought in the West( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond ideology : religion and the future of Western civilization by Ninian Smart( Book )

17 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctrine and argument in Indian philosophy by Ninian Smart( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophers and religious truth by Ninian Smart( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can miracles happen? Is the human will free? Against the background of the world's religions, what does religious experience show? If a good God exists, why does he allow evil? As the author writes, "We have to think our way through a number of the central issues raised by the claims of religion to give a true account of the world in which we live." His special contribution is to insist that we do not ignore the achievements of those who have wrestled with the problems in previous generations. In this book, therefore, each problem is presented in connection with the thought of a major figure in the history of philosophy and theology: Hume, Kant, Aquinas, Otto and Tennant. He is also convinced that Western Christians have much to learn from the other religions of the world
Reasons and faiths : an investigations of religious discourse, Christian and non-Christian by Ninian Smart( Book )

42 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and politics in the modern world( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the Western mind by Ninian Smart( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niniam Smart believes that the modern study of religion should occur in the context of a radical reappraisal of our educational system. This is a worldview analysis of religion appropriate to today's global city. It attacks narrowness whether found in Western philosophy or Christian theology, and argues for a disestablishmentarian stance
Historical selections in the philosophy of religion by Ninian Smart( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ninian Smart britischer Religionswissenschaftler bzw. -historiker

Ninian Smart British academic

Ninian Smart Brits hoogleraar (1927-2001)

Smart, Ninian

Smart, Ninian 1927-

Smart, Roderick Ninian

Smart, Roderick Ninian 1927-

Smart Roderick Ninian 1927-2001

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Atlas of the world's religionsSacred texts of the world : a universal anthologyWorldviews : crosscultural explorations of human beliefsWorld philosophiesAtlas of the world's religionsDimensions of the sacred : an anatomy of the world's beliefsNineteenth century religious thought in the WestReasons and faiths : an investigations of religious discourse, Christian and non-Christian