Peculiarities of western religiosity within a systemic typology of religious experience
The author examines peculiarities of politico-cultural tradition of the West through peculiarity of its religious worldview. He performs comparative analysis of Western religious culture, on the one hand, and South Asian and Far Eastern cultures – on the other. Geographical boundaries of cultural macro-regions of the Old World are determined. Features of the South Asian system of worldview ideas, typically, are: theocentricism, absence of personality, unreality of the world, percept to evade the illusive, but agonizing mundane being. Features of the Far-Eastern system of worldview ideas, are: cosmocentricism, sociality, immanency of the eternal and of the temporary, aspiration for the harmonization of the earthly with the divine, of the temporary with the eternal.
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