Religion and Culture

Armstrong suggests that over time, religion has evolved in ways that reflect the changing needs of society.
Different needs, she suggests, have required different forms of both “cultivation” and “consciousness” Homo
Religiousus ends with the “great sages” of the Axial Age more than two thousand years ago, but what clues
might Nelson and Robert Thurman provide about the future direction of religion in our era? Why has ritual
violence become so much a fixture of our popular culture, and what can we learn about our unmet needs from
recent interest in meditation and the experience of “selflessness”? Why might selflessness be useful now as a
cultural ideal?
Maggie Nelson’s Great to Watch
Karen Armstrong’s Homo Religiosus
Robert Thurman’s Wisdom

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