Binding: cloth (printed binding)
Religion and Religions (Opera Omnia II)
By: Raimon Panikkar edited by Milena Carrara Pavan
This second volume of Raimon Panikkars Opera Omnia offers Panikkars reflections on religion in our era as well as in many other historical epochs. Because no particular religion can claim to exhaust the universal range of human experience, Panikkar argues that in a globalized world, a kind of religious pluralism is a necessary reality, and dialogue between different religions, cultures, and worldviews is an imperative of our time.
The first section of this volume expands on the concept of religion from different viewpoints and develops some of the most universal aspects of religiosity. The second deals with comparative religion and with the religious philosophy of encounter, while the third section includes more specific topics, among which are the body and medicine, because religion reconnects not just humanity to God, but also the spirit to the body.
Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) made pioneering contributions to interreligious dialogue, comparative theology, and the phenomenology of religion while bridging different religions and cultures (Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism), and advanced the global conversation between the so-called sacred and secular worlds. ese diverse contributions were tied together in a unifying vision he called his cosmotheandric intuition the deep interconnection of the Divine, the Cosmic, and the Human.