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Against DogmatismDwelling in Faith and Doubt$
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Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037948

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.001.0001

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Postures of Trust

Postures of Trust

(p.15) Chapter One Postures of Trust
Against Dogmatism

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

University of Illinois Press

This chapter explores several articulations of faith as the consciousness of humility or dependence, on the one hand, and belonging to a world of meaning, on the other hand. These two forms of experience together identify some defining sense of trust in the sacred. Thus, the chapter begins with a discussion of humility, as treated by several Christian mystics and ritually enacted by Muslims in the five pillars of faith. Next, it considers nineteenth-century Christian theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher's treatment of religious experience and Christian God-consciousness. Finally, the chapter deals with the experience of reconciliation, whether as promise or as realized, and considers in detail a South Indian Hindu puja, the Satyanarayana vrata, as a ritual and mythic enactment of belonging to a larger world.

Keywords:   humility, dependence, Christian mystics, five pillars of faith, Friedrich Schleiermacher, religious experience, Christian God, reconciliation, Satyanarayana vrata

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