The Way of the Soul
DESCRIPTION: There is a yoke that lies upon the soul, a bond between man and the gods, and a bolt or beam from out of time may flash and in an instant cleave the soul's way.
It is not given to man to choose the time, but only the way. Here, on this and the two pages following, the path taken is upward; these pages comprise a list of links to on-line resources for the study and practice of religion at its highest, as man's encounter with God -- in myth, in theology, and in action.
The eleventh of thirteen pages on Paths (one of the Field Nodes comprising the subject tree of The Telson Spur),
this page contains links to resources in religion in general (including myth and mythology); the page following contains links to resources in Christianity and Islam; and the last page contains links to resources in religious studies and theology, and to resources in ecumenism and interfaith dialogue.
The other coordinate pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to resources dealing with the dark side of faith, the pathology of belief and persuasion (Hate, Anger, Intolerance, and Deceit).
KEYWORDS: belief; religion; sacred; holy; myth; mythology; scripture; God; faith; soul
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
Miguel de Unamuno
His home is absence, and there he finds us. In the coils of absence we meet him by seeking him. God lifts ours souls to their roots in his silence.
Myth and Mythology
Religious Studies and Theology
Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue
We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro' the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams of light.
It is our function in this world to consent to the existence of the universe.
The faith we live by is something that you must have before you can ask whether anything is true or not. It is basic trust.
It is the acceptance of a map, a perspective, a set of standards and assumptions, an enclosing vision within which facts are placed.
For the corruption of religion and aberrations or perversions of religious faith
(cults, dogmatism, extremism, fundamentalism, proselytism, religious and secular extremism, religious bigotry, religious intolerance, scriptural literalism, sectarian violence, theocracy, zeolatry, etc.),
see Religious Extremism and Fundamentalism.
See also Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue
She new now that all she would ever know of the Telling was the least hint or fragment of what there was to know. But that was all right...
Ursula K. Le Guin (from The Telling)
See also Speculative Fiction and History of Astronomy and Cosmology
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