Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Leonard Swindler

American Author, Professor of Catholic Thought and Inter-religious Dialogue at Temple University

"Ultimate Reality must be at least personal, or perhaps better said, Supra-personal or trans-personal – but not less than personal, and therefore not just non-personal."

"Human nature is directed at an open-ended, endless, in-finite, all-embracing, comprehensive knowing and loving and knowing freely acting."

"Religion is an explanation (Creed) of the ultimate meaning of life, and how to live (Code and Community–structure) accordingly, which is based on the notion of the Transcendent (Cult). Because Religion is an explanation of the ultimate meaning of life it provides a code of behavior in the fullest possible sense, including all the psychological, social and cultural dimensions of human life, and is hence a “Way of Life” – for humans."