What is your biggest concern regarding the study of religion?
Dr. Ninian Smart discusses his concern about the lack of scholarship – learning about religion. He thinks that the lack of knowledge about religion is problematic in today’s world. People commonly adopt a narrow focus and so distort their understanding of how religion works – they have naïve views of religion. Dr. Smart notes that over the last thirty years the study of religion has evolved, but he observes that a new problem has emerged: people are being trapped by the notion that theirs is the only truth and so they often miss the big picture.
Smart, Ninian and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Ninian Smart Engages with the Question: What is Your Biggest Concern Regarding the Study of Religion?" February 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/306
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