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Smith, Wilfred Cantwell 1916-2000

Overview
Works: 136 works in 708 publications in 14 languages and 13,274 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: BL51, 297
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Most widely held works about Wilfred Cantwell Smith
 
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Most widely held works by Wilfred Cantwell Smith
Islam in modern history by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

96 editions published between 1414 and 2005 in 12 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of a people in the turmoil of the modern world. The Muslim community in our day, like the rest of mankind, is in serious transition. What distinguishes it is that its members face the perplexities and opportunities of modernity as heirs of a unique tradition. Their society is characterized by a faith, Islam, and a great past. What is happening to the community and to the faith is the attempted subject of this book." [Preface]
Towards a world theology : faith and the comparative history of religion by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning and end of religion; a new approach to the religious traditions of mankind by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu cong fan chou yu guan nian fa zhan yan hua shi de jiao du,Kao cha le ren lei qi jin ji hu yi qie gao ji wen ming xing shi you guan ge zi zong jiao sheng huo de ming cheng,Zhi she,Shu yu,Fan chou,Guan nian yu zi wo li jie yi ji ta men bi ci zhi jian de xiang hu ying xiang yu guan lian
Faith and belief by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faith of other men by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally presented as radio addresses over the national network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, these essays express the basic religious motif. For contents, see Author Catalog
On understanding Islam : selected studies by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Islam in India; a social analysis by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

82 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief and history by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions of religious truth by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions asked and answered by a Harvard professor. For contents, see Author Catalog
The World's religious traditions : current perspectives in religious studies : essays in honour of Wilfred Cantwell Smith by Frank Whaling( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is scripture? : a comparative approach by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Scripture" is no longer an absolute. In the last two centuries, as Westerners have become more keenly conscious of the historical character of their own biblical documents, they have also realized the normative function of scripture in other traditions." "W.C. Smith's vastly erudite work asks how it is that certain texts have so seeped into human life - in a rich, complex and powerful way - as to be deemed sacred. Examining the history and use of scripture in the world's major religious traditions, he shows how and why scripture continues to carry momentous and at times appalling power in human affairs." "That dynamic instability, that irrepressible process, and that stubborn pluralism are not simply modern embarrassments to believers. Rather, for Smith, they provide the essential clues to what "scripture" is." "Smith first illustrates, by a fascinating look at the Song of Songs, how texts have both come into and passed out of their status as "scripture." He shows how one text has been differently deemed in Judaism and Christianity and strikingly variously interpreted in different settings and epochs. In ensuing chapters that explore the Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and other instances, Smith lays bare the diverse strands of a complex historical process of scripture and its modern newly self-conscious phase." "In the end, Smith's creative proposal is valuable not only for showing what it means to hold a text as sacred, or to treasure another's scripture, but also for the light it sheds in a troubled culture on what it means to be human."--Jacket
The Meaning and End of Religion : a New Approach to the Religious Traditions of Mankind by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Meaning & End of Religion, Smith contends that religion is a peculiarly European concept of recent origin. Practitioners of any given faith don't come to regard what they do as 'religion' until they have sprouted that form of collective self-regard which causes them to have absorbed the perspective of the outsider. Religion, in the modern sense of the word, is a product of identity politics & apologetics: "One's own 'religion' may be piety & faith, obedience, worship & a vision of god. An alien 'religion' is a system of beliefs or rituals, an abstract & impersonal pattern of observables. A dialectic ensues, however. If one's own religion is attacked, by unbelievers who necessarily conceptualize it schematically, or all religion is by the indifferent, one tends to leap to the defence of what is attacked, so that presently participants of a faith--especially those most involved in argument--are using the term in the same externalist & theoretical sense as their opponents. Religion as a systematic entity, as it emerged in the 17th & 18th centuries, is a concept of polemics & apologetics."
Modern culture from a comparative perspective by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodological issues in religious studies by Iowa, U.S.A Symposium On Methodology And World Religions. 1974. Iowa City( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of faith around the world by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernisation of a traditional society by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilfred Cantwell Smith : a reader by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pakistan as an Islamic state. Preliminary draft by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing : an historical perspective by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious diversity : essays by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On understanding Islam : selected studies
Alternative Names
Cantwell Smith, W., 1916-2000

Cantwell Smith, Wilfred.

Cantwell Smith, Wilfred 1916-2000

Ismīt, Vīlfirid Kantʹvil

Smith, Cantwell

Smith, W. C. 1916-2000

Smith, W. C. (Wilfred Cantwell)

Smith, W. C. (Wilfred Cantwell), 1916-2000

Smith, W. Cantwell, 1916-2000

Smith, Wilfred 1916-2000‏

Smith, Wilfred C.

Smith, Wilfred C. 1916-2000

Vilfriḍ Kainṭvel Ismith

Wilfred Cantwell Smith Canadees theoloog (1916-2000)

Wilfred Cantwell Smith kanadischer Religions- und Islamwissenschaftler

Смит, Уилфред Кантуэлл

اسمیت, ویلفرد کنت‌ول

ولفرڈ کینٹویل اسمتھ

スミス, W. C.

スミス, ウィルフレッド・キャントウェル

威爾弗雷德·坎特韋爾·史密斯

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Faith and beliefOn understanding Islam : selected studiesModern Islam in India; a social analysisWhat is scripture? : a comparative approachModern culture from a comparative perspectivePatterns of faith around the worldWilfred Cantwell Smith : a readerBelieving : an historical perspective