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 Trinity and World Religions

The Trinity and World Religions

Author: Raimundo Panikkar

Publisher: Madras : Published for The Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, by Christian Literature Society

ISBN: UVA:X000033707

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 80

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Categories: Christianity and other religions

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: 256

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

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

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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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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

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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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The Usborne Book of World Religions

The Usborne Book of World Religions

Examines the history, beliefs, and customs of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and other lesser-known religions, and includes a discussion of the impact of religion on the world, reference charts, and a glossary of ...

Author: Susan Meredith

Publisher:

ISBN: 0881108308

Category: Religions

Page: 64

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Categories: Religions

World Religions

World Religions

This text combines insightful, engaging prose with maps, photographs, timelines, excerpts from sacred texts, and other helpful pedagogical aids, to employ a scholarly approach that neither shields students from current research nor ...

Author: Warren Matthews

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534527620

Category: Religion

Page: 459

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Presenting both the histories and the prevalent worldviews of the major world religions, Matthews' WORLD RELIGIONS methodically introduces students to the richness and diversity of these traditions. This text combines insightful, engaging prose with maps, photographs, timelines, excerpts from sacred texts, and other helpful pedagogical aids, to employ a scholarly approach that neither shields students from current research nor encumbers them with it. Students are encouraged, individually and collectively, to pursue their own dialogues with the voices and nuances of these religions.
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Animals and World Religions

Animals and World Religions

Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms medical laboratories, and elsewhere.

Author: Lisa Kemmerer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199790685

Category: Nature

Page: 346

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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 towards other creatures. Kemmerer examines the role of animals in scripture and myth, the lives of religious exemplars, and foundational philosophical and moral teachings. Beginning with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, Kemmerer then focuses on the religions of India - Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain - as well as on Daoism and Confucianism in China, and, finally, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Middle East. At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer discusses the lives and work of contemporary animal advocates, showing what they do on behalf of nonhuman animals and how their activism is motivated by personal religious commitments. Animals in the World's Religions demonstrates that rightful relations between human beings and animals are essential for the resolution of some of the most pressing moral problems facing industrial societies.
Categories: Nature

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

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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.
Categories: Reference

World Religions

World Religions

Author: Chart Media

Publisher:

ISBN: 1904217370

Category: Religions

Page:

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Categories: Religions

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: 353

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

The World s Religions  Islam

The theological and philosophical bases of the beliefs are clearly presented with their history, development, expression and everyday practice. It is written by international specialists in a scholarly but non-technical style.

Author: Peter Clarke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780203198155

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 639

The theological and philosophical bases of the beliefs are clearly presented with their history, development, expression and everyday practice. It is written by international specialists in a scholarly but non-technical style.
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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: 697

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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World Religions

World Religions

Author: Kirsteen Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0746047142

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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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: 847

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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