Friday, May 20, 2005

pre-Namsanic profundity

Just finished with my first-ever Smoo faculty meeting, which went pleasantly. I'm about to step out for an evening hike up Namsan, and thought I'd leave you with this kernel of wisdom from religious studies guru Wilfred Cantwell Smith. This comes from the introductory section of his classic work, The Meaning and End of Religion:

Neither religion in general nor any one of the religions... is in itself an intelligible entity, a valid object of inquiry or of concern either for the scholar or for the man of faith.

Kinda runs against the grain of the book's ambitious title, doesn't it? Gotta love it. Meditate on that until I get back.


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