The Everything World s Religions Book

The Everything World s Religions Book

This mystical tour of major and minor religions, both ancient and contemporary, includes: How religions deal with the issue of evil Which religions believe in an afterlife--and what you have to do to get there The history and moral ...

Author: Kenneth Shouler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440500374

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions. This mystical tour of major and minor religions, both ancient and contemporary, includes: How religions deal with the issue of evil Which religions believe in an afterlife--and what you have to do to get there The history and moral foundations of major religions Belief in non-belief and the fundamentals of atheism Special holidays and festivals central to each religion From Hinduism to Hare Krishna and from evangelicalism to Wicca, this book includes more than fifty religious perspectives and denominations. It's the ultimate guide to exploring the beliefs and traditions of religions around the world.
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The Everything World s Religions Book

The Everything World s Religions Book

Whether you're researching your own religion or are interested in broadening your horizons, The Everything World's Religions Book is the perfect guide to exploring the tenets, beliefs, and traditions of religions around the world.

Author: Robert Pollock

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 1580626483

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 696

Want to know more about other people's religions? Look no further than this exceptional introductory volume. The Everything World's Religions Book is an encyclopedic resource describing, in plain English, all major and scores of minor religions throughout the world and throughout history, citing: Their origins and history; Geographic spread; Customs and practices; Ceremonies and celebrations; Leaders past and present
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The World s Religions

The World s Religions

Author: George Thomas Bettany

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B361644

Category: Religions

Page: 908

View: 209

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A World Religions Reader

A World Religions Reader

Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world’s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century.

Author: Ian S. Markham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405171090

Category: Religion

Page: 327

View: 415

Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world?s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The World Religions Reader: Explores the unique nature of various faiths by introducing their traditions and rituals, ethical dimensions, and modern expressions Combines excerpts from sacred texts with reflections from a range of classic and contemporary thinkers - from the Bhagavad Gita and the Qur'an to Maimonides and Martin Luther King, Jr. Significantly expands material on Christianity, with a greater emphasis on the diversity of the tradition as expressed in Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism Broadens its coverage with new chapters on Emerging Religions, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Indigenous Religions Considers the profound impact of 9/11 on the major religions and the effect it has had on our perceptions of others, and on interfaith communication Includes numerous reader-friendly features, such as key terms sections, summary reviews of major beliefs and significant events, a glossary, and revision and comparative questions.
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The World s Religions

The World s Religions

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 0062508113

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 920

Provides an introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania
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Sourcebook of the World s Religions

Sourcebook of the World s Religions

Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world.

Author: Joel Beversluis

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577313321

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 239

Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.
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World Religions

World Religions

An illustrated introduction to the world's religions, describing the origins and histories of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and others; and also discussing seven elements common to religious traditions, ...

Author: Jeffrey Brodd

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 9780884899976

Category: Religion

Page: 310

View: 193

The Subcommittee on the Catechism (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism), has judged that the text falls outside the scope of the types of materials they review for conformity to the Catechism.* The third edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to 11 of the world's major religious traditions. Updated references highlighting recent events in the history of the traditions, 50 new images, and revised chapter on Sikhism help eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. *The Subcommittee on the Catechism reviews only materials which are catechetical in nature and which teach the beliefs, practices, and doctrine of the Catholic Faith. World Religions falls outside the scope of the types of materials the Committee reviews. This text outlines the basic beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world, taking a comparative approach, as do most texts on this topic, to identify the distinctive elements of the various religions.
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Major World Religions

Major World Religions

This book focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world.

Author: Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415297966

Category: Religion

Page: 386

View: 825

This book focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world.
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The World s Religions

The World s Religions

Edited by Arvind Sharma and organized by topic, the essays in this reader consider broad questions such as, What influence does religion have on contemporary life?

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800697464

Category: Religion

Page: 371

View: 932

This wide-ranging reader combines some of the best and most valuable contemporary perspectives from leading and significant writers, teachers, and thinkers who together address critical challenges and opportunities for the world's religions in a post 9/11 world. Edited by Arvind Sharma and organized by topic, the essays in this reader consider broad questions such as, What influence does religion have on contemporary life? The thematic arrangement of topics includes diverse religious perspectives on: war, terror, peace, human rights, pluralism, diversity, gender, spirituality, the interreligious dialogue, international diplomacy and globalization.
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The Encyclopedia of World Religions

The Encyclopedia of World Religions

Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.

Author: Robert S. Ellwood

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110387

Category: Religion

Page: 514

View: 157

Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.
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The World s Religions

The World s Religions

Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.

Author: Ninian Smart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521637481

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 967

Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.
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Encyclopedia of World Religions

Encyclopedia of World Religions

Enhanced by more than one thousand full color illustrations, a concise guide features thousands of references to literature, art, history, famous figures, and philosophy with respect to religion, covering the beliefs, doctrines, practices, ...

Author: Bruno Becchio

Publisher: Foreign Media Group

ISBN: 1601360002

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 403

Enhanced by more than one thousand full color illustrations, a concise guide features thousands of references to literature, art, history, famous figures, and philosophy with respect to religion, covering the beliefs, doctrines, practices, teachings, rites of passage, and specific rituals of the world's major religions.
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Religion and Revelation

Religion and Revelation

This book provides a new and detailed investigation of the concept, examining its nature, sources, and limitations in all five of the major scriptural religions of the world: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191588440

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 267

Since first Thomas Aquinas defined theology as revelation, or the rational elucidation of revealed truth, the idea of revelation has played a fundamental role in the history of western theology. This book provides a new and detailed investigation of the concept, examining its nature, sources, and limitations in all five of the major scriptural religions of the world: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The first part of the book discusses the nature of theology, and expounds the comparative method as the most useful and appropriate for the modern age. Part Two focuses on the nature of religion and its early historical manifestations, whilst the third part of the book goes on to consider the idea of revelation as found in the great canonical traditions of the religions of the world. Part Four develops the distinctively Christian idea of revelation as divine self-expression in history. The final part of the book discusses how far the idea of revelation must be revised or adapted in the light of modern historical and scientific thought, and proposes a new and positive theology of revelation for the future. The book includes discussions of the work of most major theologians and scholars in the study of religion - Aquinas, Tillich, Barth, Temple, Frazer, and Evans Pritchard - and should be of interest to many scholars and students of comparative religion and theology, and anthropologists.
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The World Religions Reader

The World Religions Reader

Gathers together material on six of the world's most influential faiths, with readings drawn from a broad range of historical and contemporary sources.

Author: Gwilym Beckerlegge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415247497

Category: Religion

Page: 490

View: 135

A set text for the Open University's World Religions course, 'World Religions Reader' includes materials relating to six of the world's most influential religious traditions.
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The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

Profiles Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Japanese traditions.

Author: Michael D. Coogan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019521997X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 407

Profiles Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Japanese traditions.
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World Cultures and World Religions

World Cultures and World Religions

Short description: The meeting of Christianity and non-Christian religions, the impact of East on West, the clash of cultures and the movement of divine and human forces that are changing the pattern of man's life, form the basis of Kraemer ...

Author: Hendrik Kraemer

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 0227170954

Category: Religion

Page: 394

View: 404

Short description: The meeting of Christianity and non-Christian religions, the impact of East on West, the clash of cultures and the movement of divine and human forces that are changing the pattern of man's life, form the basis of Kraemer's far-seeing, significant book.
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Religious Tolerance in World Religions

Religious Tolerance in World Religions

" The volume is introduced with a summary of a recent survey that sought to identify the capacity of religions to tolerate one another in theory and in practice.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599471365

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 352

Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions, numerous scholars offer perspectives on the "what" and "why" traditions of tolerance in world religions, beginning with the pre-Christian West, Greco-Roman paganism, and ancient Israelite Monotheism and moving into modern religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. By tolerance the authors mean "the capacity to live with religious difference, and by toleration, the theory that permits a majority religion to accommodate the presence of a minority religion." The volume is introduced with a summary of a recent survey that sought to identify the capacity of religions to tolerate one another in theory and in practice. Eleven religious communities in seven nations were polled on questions that ranged from equality of religious practitioners to consequences of disobedience. The essays frame the provocative analysis of how a religious system in its political statement produces categories of tolerance that can be explained in that system’s logical context. Past and present beliefs, practices, and definitions of social order are examined in terms of how they support tolerance for other religious groups as a matter of public policy. Religious Tolerance in World Religions focuses attention on the attitude "that the ’infidel’ or non-believer may be accorded an honorable position within the social order defined by Islam or Christianity or Judaism or Buddhism or Hinduism, and so on." It is a timely reference for colleges and universities and for makers of public policy.
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Life After Death

Life After Death

Author: Farnáz Maʻsúmián

Publisher: Kalimat Press

ISBN: 1890688274

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 695

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Dreaming in the World s Religions

Dreaming in the World s Religions

It tells the story of how dreaming has shaped the religious history of humankind, from the Upanishads of Hinduism to the Qur’an of Islam, from the conception dream of Buddhas mother to the sexually tempting nightmares of St. Augustine, ...

Author: Kelly Bulkeley

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814791190

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh’s dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate with sacred beings, gain valuable wisdom and power, heal suffering, and explore new realms of existence. Conversely, the world’s religious and spiritual traditions provide the best source of historical information about the broad patterns of human dream life Dreaming in the World’s Religions provides an authoritative and engaging one-volume resource for the study of dreaming and religion. It tells the story of how dreaming has shaped the religious history of humankind, from the Upanishads of Hinduism to the Qur’an of Islam, from the conception dream of Buddhas mother to the sexually tempting nightmares of St. Augustine, from the Ojibwa vision quest to Australian Aboriginal journeys in the Dreamtime. Bringing his background in psychology to bear, Kelly Bulkeley incorporates an accessible consideration of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology into this fascinating overview. Dreaming in the World’s Religions offers a carefully researched, accessibly written portrait of dreaming as a powerful, unpredictable, often iconoclastic force in human religious life.
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Mastering World Religions

Mastering World Religions

In one book, all the essential information to learn about six of the main religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. * A complete, self-contained, well illustrated course for individual study or classroom use ...

Author: Ray Colledge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349143290

Category: Bible

Page: 304

View: 149

In one book, all the essential information to learn about six of the main religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. * A complete, self-contained, well illustrated course for individual study or classroom use * Help for students to pass exams - suitable for GCSE and as an introduction to A-Level * Ideal general reading for anyone who wants to understand the basic beliefs and practices of the religions featured * Ideal for liberal and general studies courses, and for multicultural education * Includes material on items of human interest to help enthuse and inspire the reader.
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