Is it possible to define religion?
Dr. Tracy Pintchman discusses whether it is possible to define religion. She explains that this is the most difficult question to answer and compares it to trying to define the word poetry. As a student of Dr. Ninian Smart she always thinks of religions of having many dimensions, i.e. religions are constantly changing. Dr. Pintchman says it is not until you begin to study religion that everything you thought you knew is no longer valid. Defining religion is not important to her; looking at religion as a human construct is what is important.
Pintchman, Tracy and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Tracy Pintchman Engages with the Question: Is it Possible to Define Religion?" February 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/295
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