(PDF FREE) [The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd] AUTHOR Matthew Bagger

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  • The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd
  • Matthew Bagger
  • English
  • 22 February 2020
  • 9780231140829

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Download The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd Read ✓ The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd Matthew Bagger â 0 review S who fear crossing the boundary of their social group and would prohibit them tend to use paradox ascetically while individuals who find the controlled incorporation of outsiders enriching commonly find paradox revelatoryAlthough scholars have long noted that religious discourse seems to cultivate and perpetuate paradox their scholarship tends to ratify religious attitudes toward paradox instead of explaining the unusual reaction paradox provokes A vital contribution to discussions of mystical experience The Uses of Paradox reveals how much this experience relies on social attitudes and cosmological speculati.

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Download The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd Read ✓ The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd Matthew Bagger â 0 review In this groundbreaking comparative study Matthew Bagger investigates the role of paradox in Western and Asian religious discourse Drawing on both philosophy and social scientific theory he offers a naturalistic explanation of religion's oft noted propensity to sublime paradox and argues that religious thinkers employ intractable paradoxes as the basis for various techniues of self transformationConsidering the writings of Kierkegaard Pseudo Dionysus St John of the Cross Ngrjuna and Chuang tzu among others Bagger identifies two religious uses of paradox cognitive asceticism which wields the psychological discom.

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Download The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd Read ✓ The Uses of Paradox Religion Self Transformation and the Absurd Matthew Bagger â 0 review Fort of paradox as an instrument of self transformation and mysticism which seeks to transform the self through an alleged extraordinary cognition that ineffably comprehends paradox Bagger contrasts these techniues of self transformation with skepticism which cultivates the appearance of contradiction in order to divest a person of beliefs altogetherBagger further contends that a thinker's social attitudes determine his or her response to paradox Attitudes concerning crossing the boundary of a social group prefigure attitudes concerning supposed truths that lie beyond the boundaries of understanding Individual.