Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

The Reciprocated Silence

Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

The Reciprocated Silence

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R.E.S. Tanner. (2013). The Reciprocated Silence, Concept Publishing Company, A/15-16, Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110 059. Pages:xx+ 420, price: Rs.1250/-.

This is an exploratory study of the working misunderstandings in individual public and private religious ideas and practices between formal, informal and personal orthodoxies which are felt to exist and how they do not appear to lead to any breakdown in their appreciated personal value.

This volume shows the amount of dissonance between orthodoxy and personal beliefs and practices. This study is an attempt to explain the continuation of religion for which there can be no rational explanations; humans have created religious systems which have universally produced benign and malign consequences, for their emotional and social stability. These change in their forms and functions along with changes in their forms and functions as individuals and their societies as these change. Reciprocal silence in religion is a feature as common in Manchester and Mumbai as in many less development tribal societies'. This combination of religious thought and literacy can be divided between the religions of the book, Christianity, Islam and Judaism with their precise thinking related to a single life and the Eastern religious with their less precise recorded thinking around a succession of lives and their absence of defined theological concept. …

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