Linda Heuman

Trike Daily Society & Environment

Eastern Self/Western Self

We in the West are quite concerned these days with how to make the dharma authentically Western. But caution please, folks. Before we start inventing a new flavor of Buddhism to suit Western palettes, it is important to look closely at the implicit assumptions we are bringing to this project. To start, we might examine […]

By Linda Heuman

Magazine Arts & Culture

Religion in Evolution

Robert N. Bellah Religion in Human Evolution Harvard University Press 2011, 784 pp., $39.95 cloth In an interview with Tricycle almost a decade ago, the sociologist of religion Robert N. Bellah addressed a central problem—perhaps thecentral problem—facing religious people today. Our modern intellectual inheritance demands a critical approach to received wisdom, yet faith would seem […]

By Linda Heuman
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