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Julien R. Fielding's Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second PDF

By Julien R. Fielding

ISBN-10: 0810859963

ISBN-13: 9780810859968

ISBN-10: 0810862662

ISBN-13: 9780810862661

Researching international Religions at 24 Frames in keeping with moment takes scholars past the written web page, providing an exploration of non secular traditions during the examine of characteristic motion pictures and focusing regularly on japanese traditions. Biographical sketches of administrators whose motion pictures are inclined to specialise in a selected spiritual culture also are incorporated, reminiscent of Zhang Yimou, Hayao Miyazaki, Deepa Mehta, and Akira Kurosawa.This e-book offers the required heritage info at the a variety of religions earlier than taking a look at how their rules might be understood now not via texts yet in the course of the cinematic medium. to maintain the dialog clean, lots of the movies utilized in the e-book have been made in the final decade, together with megastar Wars, The Lord of the jewelry, The wood Man's Bride, the nice Yokai conflict, struggle membership, lively Away, and Jacob's Ladder.

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Resulted in a schism between the Theravada and Mahayana Buddhists. The former was more orthodox in their adherence to the Buddha’s words; the latter was more liberal. The purpose of the Third Council, under Emperor Ashoka, was to draft statutes for monks. 16. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, What Makes You Not A Buddhist (Boston, MA: Shambhala, 2007). 17. Khyentse, What Makes You Not A Buddhist, 3. For more from this book, see the chapter on Buddhism. 18. Although many attempts have been made at fixing a Jewish “Articles of Faith,” it lacks authoritative sanction on the part of a supreme ecclesiastical body.

112 WHAT IS RELIGION? 25 The three world monotheisms may differ on several points, but for the most part they concur that humans are the pinnacle of and reason for creation. ”113 Being made in God’s image doesn’t mean that humans physically resemble God for “he” doesn’t have form. What humans do possess are God’s qualities, such as love, intelligence, and goodness. Finally, many believe that the creation of human beings is the purpose of creation. 114 From the Catholic perspective, “The human person is an individual creature, distinguished from all others by the gift of freedom, bodily incarnated as male and female and animated by the spiritual principle .

The Buddha replies not with an answer but with a story about a man who is wounded by an arrow and is brought to a surgeon for treatment. Before accepting treatment, though, the man asks a series of questions about the person who shot him: To which caste did he belong? How tall was he? What color of skin? What kind of bow did he use? And on and on. ”88 WHAT IS RELIGION? 21 Even if the Buddha wouldn’t talk about the nature of the universe, one can still find full systematic accounts of Buddhist cosmology in the Abhidharma, which are commentaries on the Buddha’s teachings.

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