Implicit Religion, Vol 11, No 3 (2008)

Transcendence and Religion

Meerten B. ter Borg
Issued Date: 26 Feb 2009


This essay deals with the relationship between religion, both implicit and explicit, and transcendence. The starting point is Thomas Luckmann’s idea that man is a religious animal. After all, it is necessary for human beings to transcend their biological habitus in order to survive. It is suggested that transcendence is a necessary, rather than a sufficient precondition for religion.

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DOI: 10.1558/imre.v11i3.229


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