The Everything World s Religions Book

The Everything World s Religions Book

Even in modern times, divisions arise when debating religion versus politics or religion versus science, even religious versus secular systems of government. Disagreement continues to foster religious belligerence throughout the world, ...

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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Oneness

Oneness

Reflecting the tenets of such world religions as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Baha'i, this classic study gathers selections from the religious writings of the world to show the beliefs and universal truths thay ...

Author: Jeffrey Moses

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9780345457639

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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Reflecting the tenets of such world religions as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Baha'i, this classic study gathers selections from the religious writings of the world to show the beliefs and universal truths thay have in common. Reprint.
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12 Major World Religions

12 Major World Religions

"After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this ... exploration of the twelve major world religions through [an] ... unbiased lens. [His book] offers an impartial look at where each of ...

Author: Jason Boyett

Publisher: Zephyros Press

ISBN: 1623156920

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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For billions of people, having a religious belief system provides purpose in life. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior. Today's world is one in which our understanding of world religions is both understatedly important, as well as increasingly complex. After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this comprehensive, easy-to-understand exploration of the twelve major world religions through a meticulous, yet unbiased lens. 12 Major World Religions offers an impartial look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been―or are currently―misunderstood.
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World Religions and Contemporary Issues

World Religions and Contemporary Issues

To live in a global society and make sense of world events requires more than a cursory understanding of world religions and the roles they play.

Author: Brennan Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1585959138

Category: Ecology

Page: 367

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To live in a global society and make sense of world events requires more than a cursory understanding of world religions and the roles they play. This fascinating, in-depth, academic study of the five major religions focuses on each group's response to some of the most critical social issues of our time: ecology, peace, and women's rights. The author also highlights individual religious "heroes" and provides links to numerous digital sources for further research, making this a particularly timely and personalized approach to the study of world religions and their far-reaching impact at every level of society. Book jacket.
Categories: Ecology

Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions

This third edition has several updates, including a new design, a new section on women and religion, and a newly revised section on religions in today's world.

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506446011

Category: Religion

Page: 603

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This leading textbook for world religion is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting layout with rich illustrations. Introductory sections on understanding religion and the religions of antiquity lay the foundation for the study of the numerous religious traditions highlighted in the volume, including indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Chinese, Korean, and Japanese religions. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps of the world's religions, and a useful glossary. Both historical overviews and modern perspectives for each religion are included. This third edition has several updates, including a new design, a new section on women and religion, and a newly revised section on religions in today's world.
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Secularization and the World Religions

Secularization and the World Religions

This volume concerns itself with the connections between religions and the social world and with the extent, limits, and future of secularization.

Author: Klaus Wiegandt

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846311888

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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The question of religion, its contemporary and future significance and its role in society and state is currently perceived as an urgent one by many and is widely discussed within the public sphere. But it has also long been one of the core topics of the historically oriented social sciences. The immense stock of knowledge furnished by the history of religion and religious studies, theology, sociology and history has to be introduced into the public conscience today. This can promote greater awareness of the contemporary global religious situation and its links with politics and economics and counter rash syntheses such as the "clash of civilizations". This volume is concerned with the connections between religions and the social world and with the extent, limits, and future of secularization. The first part deals with major religious traditions and their explicit or implicit ideas about the individual, social and political order. The second part gives an overview of the religious situation in important geographical areas. Additional contributions analyze the legal organization of the relationship between state and religion in a global perspective and the role of the natural sciences in the process of secularization. The contributors are internationally renowned scholars like Winfried Brugger, Jose Casanova, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Hans Joas, Hans G. Kippenberg, Gudrun Kramer, David Martin, Eckart Otto and Rudolf Wagner.
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The Illustrated World s Religions

The Illustrated World s Religions

Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials.

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060674407

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 946

Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier editions, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of winsome text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.
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The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.

Author: Ezra Gardner Rust

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313295611

Category: Music

Page: 476

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The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.
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Women Saints in World Religions

Women Saints in World Religions

Using original sources, previously unavailable in English, the book describes the lives of figures considered "saintly" in world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism.

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791492369

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Women Saints in World Religions deepens our understanding of the concept of sainthood, brings to light original material, and presents the first comparative analysis of female sainthood. Using original sources, previously unavailable in English, the book describes the lives of figures considered "saintly" in world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. The implications of this material for the concept of sainthood and for 'women saints' as a cross-cultural category are examined.
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Animals and World Religions

Animals and World Religions

Animals and World Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we treat nonhuman animals is essential for anyone claiming one of the world's great religions.

Author: Lisa Kemmerer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199912551

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: Human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations toward other creatures. Dr. Kemmerer examines the role of nonhuman animals in scripture and myth, in the lives of religious exemplars, and by drawing on foundational philosophical and moral teachings. She begins with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, then focuses on the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and finally, religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and work of contemporary animal advocates who are motivated by a personal religious commitment. Animals and World Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we treat nonhuman animals is essential for anyone claiming one of the world's great religions.
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Museums of World Religions

Museums of World Religions

This book shows how the curation of the objects they contain shapes public perceptions of religion, giving material form to the discourses about religion and world religions.

Author: Charles Orzech

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350016262

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Critically examining the notion of 'world religions', Charles D. Orzech compares five purpose-built museums of world religions and their online extensions. Inspired by the 19th and 20th century discipline of comparative religion, these museums seek to promote religious tolerance by representing religious diversity and by arguing for underlying kinship among religions. From locations in Europe (Marburg, Glasgow and St Petersburg), to North America (Quebec) to Asia (Taipei), each museum advances a particular cultural history. This book shows how the curation of the objects they contain shapes public perceptions of religion, giving material form to the discourses about religion and world religions. Raising important questions about religion and secularity, museum displays and religious piety, Museums of World Religions questions the ideology that informs these museums. Building on recent anthropological work on the agency of religious objects, the author critiques these museums and suggests new approaches to displaying the matter of religion.
Categories: Social Science

The World s Religions

The World s Religions

It is a fine achievement which will serve both as a very suitable textbook for students and a reliable guide to the state of scholarship in the History and Study of Religions.' - Heythrop Journal

Author: Peter Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136851858

Category: Reference

Page: 995

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* Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world * Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of religion itself, of the religions of the world and the study of religions * Comprehensive index, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading `Intriguing philosophical questions are raised about the nature of religion and the qualities needed for studying it.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Excellent book ... remarkably successful, impressive as much for the sheer scale of the undertaking as for its consistent standard of analysis. It is a fine achievement which will serve both as a very suitable textbook for students and a reliable guide to the state of scholarship in the History and Study of Religions.' - Heythrop Journal
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The Huston Smith Reader

The Huston Smith Reader

Collects wrritings that explore the author's understanding of religion and spirituality.

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520270220

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Collects wrritings that explore the author's understanding of religion and spirituality.
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Forgotten Truth

Forgotten Truth

This classic companion to The World's Religions articulates the remarkable unity that underlies the world's religious traditions

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062507877

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 888

This classic companion to The World's Religions articulates the remarkable unity that underlies the world's religious traditions
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The Popular Handbook of World Religions

The Popular Handbook of World Religions

You will… gain a balanced, nuanced comprehension of what followers of other religions believe, and see how those beliefs compare with those of Christianity develop deeper respect for different cultures and appreciate their unique ...

Author: Daniel J. McCoy

Publisher: Harvest Handbook(tm)

ISBN: 0736979093

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 382

Whether you seek to understand other religions or want to find ways to engage with people of another belief system, The Harvest HandbookTM of World Religions is a clear and insightful guide to the top belief systems globally.
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Women and World Religions

Women and World Religions

This book features a number of different articles and essays that focus on women as active agents of their spiritual lives—a topic that is often overlooked in most other world religion books.

Author: Lucinda J. Peach

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UVA:X030281423

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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This book features a number of different articles and essays that focus on women as active agents of their spiritual lives—a topic that is often overlooked in most other world religion books. It explores how women from many parts of the world have thought about, acted, and have been treated as members of a religious tradition. Investigates how women of a variety of religious traditions (e.g., Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, etc.) practice their religion, how their beliefs differ from men, and how they have carved out their own place within their religious tradition. For anyone interested in how women are shaped by and how they shape the various world religions.
Categories: Social Science

The Hope of Liberation in World Religions

The Hope of Liberation in World Religions

Throughout, they endeavor to articulate liberationist concepts from the perspective of those who have been marginalized.

Author: Miguel A. De La Torre

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9781932792508

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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Uncovers the influence of liberation theology in major world religions
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World Religions in America Fourth Edition

World Religions in America  Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640472

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.
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Christianity and World Religions

Christianity and World Religions

By engaging with the core questions and suggesting a pathway through the various answers that have been proposed in recent years, this is an ideal introduction to the field, and one which will help stimulate ideas and discussions.

Author: Gavin D'Costa

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015080826087

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Why has the reality of other religions become a big problem for Christianity? In the past, Christianity has been able to largely ignore other religions but in recent decades, not just the reality, but the vitality of other religions has become a challenge. This accessible book tackles a number of questions arising from these changes: is belonging to one religion rather than another merely a matter of cultural preference?; is salvation the same among all religions?; and what can be learned from other religions? Considering wider issues of how modernity has defined “religion,” Gavin D’Costa provides a substantial critique of secular ways of controlling religions, and shows how Christianity is very well suited to deal with religious plurality at the doctrinal and social level. The book makes a decisive contribution to debates about the clash between Islam and the West, arguing that the major threat to religious freedoms come from secularism, and that Islam and Christianity both have the resources to develop a vibrant and pluralist “public square” informed by intellectual debate. By engaging with the core questions and suggesting a pathway through the various answers that have been proposed in recent years, this is an ideal introduction to the field, and one which will help stimulate ideas and discussions.
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Atlas of the World s Religions

Atlas of the World s Religions

Uses narrative, maps, and photographs to provide a view of the world's religions in their geographical and historical contexts.

Author: Advanced Illustration Ltd

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106012273774

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Uses narrative, maps, and photographs to provide a view of the world's religions in their geographical and historical contexts.
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