Religion Transcends Individual Church Forms and Dogmas

Joseph Needham argued that in their time-bound and culture-bound ways, particular churches were reflecting more eternal spiritual values, common to all the great religions:

“Religion, the distinctive sense of the holy, the application of the category of the numinous, attached as it has been in its most developed form to the highest ethical principles known to man, altogether transcends the particular manifestations of it familiar in our parochial and limited experience” (1961).

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