David Shulman, "Self and Self-Transformations in the History of Religions".
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195144503 | 2002 edition | PDF | 288 Pages | 16.32 MB
This book brings together scholars of a variety of the world's major civilizations to focus on the universal theme of inner transformation. The idea of the "self" is a cultural formation like any other, and models and conceptions of the inner world of the person vary widely from one civilization to another. Nonetheless, all the world's great religions insist on the need to transform this inner world, however it is understood, in highly expressive and specific ways.