II. DIMENSIONS OF RELIGION

In The Religious Experience of Mankind (lst edition 1969, 2nd edition 1976, 3rd edition 1984), Ninian Smart argued that a religion typically has six aspects or dimensions. In his most recent overview, entitled The World's Religions: Old Traditions and Modern Transformations (1989), he again used these six dimensions and added a seventh. These dimensions are:
 
 

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