The Phenomena of Religion

  • Alan Brill


In our era of globalization, an author such as Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, without hesitancy, can write:

A man who offers his prayers must direct his eyes below [to earth] and his heart above [to heaven] (Yevamot 105b). Without going into subtle distinctions, most of the world’s religions—including Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism—suggest that both one’s heart and one’s eyes should be turned toward Heaven.1


Religious Experience Late Antiquity Magical Thinking Jewish Religion Indian Religion 
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