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Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Subject: Religion


An Historical Perspective

Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Today the concept of "believing" is generally considered to be of central significance to one’s faith. Smith traces the history of "believing" through a discussion of religious belief from a modern philosophical and linguistic perspective; an assessment of the history of the words "belief" and "believe"; as well as through the study of biblical passages. Smith’s comprehensive enquiry reveals that this emphasis on its importance is a relatively modern phenomenon.

  • Publication date: July 1, 1998
  • ISBN: 9781851681662
  • RRP: £16.00
  • Pages: 150

Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Wilfred Cantwell Smith is Professor Emeritus of the Comparative History of Religion at Harvard and was also Chairman of the Study of Religion there. His academic career has taken him from Lahore, India, through Montreal to Harvard. He has published many academic texts as well as journal articles, and has been on the editorial board of seven scholarly journals in the UK and overseas.

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