Cunningham focuses on theoretical frameworks that look into the issues that reflect the diversity of religion in the current modern society and the ideologies that characterize these religions. According to him, the fundamental concepts of ritualistic practice, use of sacred language, religious ethics, salvation and the evil-related problems to religion are factors that affect the thoughts and practices on the various religions present in the world.
The major attributes Cunningham asserts in the book affirm concern the state of sacredness. In chapter three and four, he provides the various things in which sacredness can be attributed to; such as having sacred objects, time and spaces. He also overlooks the fact that many traditions in the pre-modern society practiced complex religious practices in the name of upholding them as their trademark sacred appearances (Cunningham & Kelsay. 23). Cunningham supports the notion of the use and preservation of the sacred language as a means to communicate with God since the traditional times. ...Show more