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A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions Book
Author : David S. Noss,Blake Grangaard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-09-17
ISBN : 131550751X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions Book
Author : David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-12-22
ISBN : 1351578421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World’s Religions examines the following topics: Some Primal and Bygone Religions The Religions of South Asia The Religions of East Asia The Religions of the Middle East This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions Book
Author : David S. Noss,John Boyer Noss
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780023884719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A History of the World s Religions book written by David S. Noss,John Boyer Noss, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture Book
Author : John D. Loftin
Publisher : McFarland Publishing
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the history of the world's religions, tracing them through four historical epochs in order to show how the temporal interacts with the timeless. Presented in detail are the major figures Krishna, Buddha, Abraham, Jesus, Muhammad, Confucius, and Lao Tzu. Coverage of other figures mythical and historical - from Gilgamesh and Ishtar to Luther and Calvin - reveals how they too had an impact on history.

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions Book
Author : Tim Cooke
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1426206984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

A History of the World s Religions Books a la Carte Plus Myreligionlab with Etext Access Card Package

A History of the World s Religions  Books a la Carte Plus Myreligionlab with Etext    Access Card Package Book
Author : David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2012-11-13
ISBN : 9780205178605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A History of the World's Religions Shown Through Original Sources A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyReligionLabdelivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - A wealth of integrated primary source passages quoted from sacred texts give students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details Engage Students - All source materials within A History of the World's Religions are accompanied by explanatory comments. In addition, helpful glossaries and bolded terms help enrich students' understanding of the world's major religions. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. PLUS, The book's depth, breadth, and organization frees instructors from having to cover everything in lectures, enabling them to select specific assignments and use class time for questions, discussion, and their own favorite materials. Note: MyReligionLab does no come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyReligionLab, please visit www.MyReligionLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyReligionLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205007554, VP ISBN-13: 9780205007554)

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : Ian Barnes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781845733254
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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World Religions looks at the history of the world's great faiths, from those that emerged thousands of years ago to those that have established themselves in more recent times. It is divided into the following chapters: Hinduism and Sikhism; Zoroastrianism; Judaism; Buddhism; Christianity; Islam; Religions of the Far East; and Other Religions. The book looks at the context in which these religions emerged and as migrations and military expansionism helped them to become established in certain regions of the world. World Religions explains the characteristics of each faith, but also demonstrates the common history that many of them share. The book also contains maps and plans showing many significant religious sites around the world, as well as data on how widespread the various faiths are today. With over 150 maps covering a wide range of religions over thousands of years, World Religions is a fascinating account of the diverse range of faiths that have helped shape the history of mankind. -- from dust jacket.

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : Solomon A Nigosian
Publisher : Bedford
Release : 2007-07-07
ISBN : 9780312442378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A concise, balanced, and reasonably priced introductory text, World Religions takes a historical approach to the ideological and cultural aspects of several religions. More than just a collection of facts about beliefs and mores, this unique text offers students a complex portrait of each religion, with scholarly viewpoints interspersed throughout.

Dreaming in the World s Religions

Dreaming in the World s Religions Book
Author : Kelly Bulkeley
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2008-07-19
ISBN : 9780814791196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions Book
Author : Ninian Smart,Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster and J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions Ninian Smart
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-06-28
ISBN : 9780521637480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

The World s Religions Revised and Updated

The World s Religions  Revised and Updated Book
Author : Huston Smith
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN : 0061763489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions Book
Author : John R. Hinnells
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2010-03-25
ISBN : 014195504X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : Martin Palmer
Publisher : Collins
Release : 2005-04-01
ISBN : 9780007199914
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Times World Religions presents a fully-comprehensive survey of the origins, developments, beliefs, and distribution of the world's religions. Full-color maps, pictures and a comprehensive and accessible text combine to form a unique global overview of human faith and a key to understanding its role in the modern world. The book's coverage ranges from faiths such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism to cover issues such as secularism, less well-known belief systems such as Pacific Cargo Cults, and includes a section on religion in the ancient world.

A Short Introduction to World Religions

A Short Introduction to World Religions Book
Author : Christopher Partridge,Timothy Dowley
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2018-04
ISBN : 9781506445953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This leading textbook for world religions is now available in a more concise version. Many of the features of Introduction to World Religions are retained in this volume but with focus on the religious traditions themselves. The section on religions of antiquity has been removed and key content in each chapter streamlined to increase accessibility for students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach, this book offers an arresting layout with rich illustrations. It continues to provide broad coverage of diverse religions, 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 edition includes several updates made to the new third edition, including a new design, a new section on women and religion, and a newly revised section on religions in today's world.

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : John Bowker
Publisher : Dk Pub
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines each religion--including ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and nature religions--discussing its history, founder, major deity, beliefs, festivals, and celebrations.

Sex and Religion

Sex and Religion Book
Author : Dag Ølstein Endsjø
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 1861899882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Sex and religion are inevitably and intricately linked. There are few realms of human experience other than sex in which religion has greater reach and influence. The role of religion, of any faith, to prohibit, regulate, condemn, and reward, is unavoidably prominent in questions of sex—namely with whom, when, how, and why. In Sex and Religion, Dag Øistein Endsjø examines the myriad and complex religious attitudes towards sex in cultures throughout the world. Endsjø reflects on some of the most significantly problematic areas in the relationship between sex and religion—from sex before or outside of marriage to homosexuality. Through many examples from world religions, he outlines what people mean by sex in a religious context, with whom it’s permissible to have sex, how sex can be a directly religious experience, and what consequences there are for deviance, for both the individual and society. As Endsjø explains, while Buddhist monks call attention to gay sex as a holy mystery, the Christian church questions a homosexual’s place in the church. Some religions may believe that promiscuity leads to hurricanes and nuclear war, and in others God condemns interracial marriage. Sex and Religion reveals there is nothing natural or self-evident about the ways in which various religions prescribe or proscribe and bless or condemn different types of sexuality. Whether sex becomes sacred or abhorrent depends entirely on how a religion defines it. Sex and Religion is a fascinating investigation of mores, meanings, rituals, and rules in many faiths around the globe, and will be of interest to anyone curious about the intersection of these fundamental aspects of human history and experience.

Invitation to World Religions

Invitation to World Religions Book
Author : Jeffrey Brodd,Layne Little,Bradley P. Nystrom,Richard Shek
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2018-07-02
ISBN : 9780190690816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure--"Teachings," "History," and "Way of Life"--and numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to World Religions, Third Edition, invites students to explore the world's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. This chapter structure enables students to navigate each religion in a consistent and systematic way and to make comparisons between religions. The book describes the essential features of each religion and shows how they have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation for what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents.

A World Religions Reader

A World Religions Reader Book
Author : Ian S. Markham,Christy Lohr Sapp
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-01-24
ISBN : 1119357071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive and accessible textbook which explores the traditions and beliefs of the world’s living religions – the fully updated and revised new edition The World Religions Reader is an inclusive, student-friendly examination of the history, teaching, practices, and appeal of the world’s major religions. Covering both the fundamentals and complexities of each religious tradition, this popular textbook brings together significant texts from scriptures and scholars, as well as writings from philosophers and other significant thinkers throughout history. Students are provided with an introduction and overview of the tradition, taken through its primary texts, and presented with a text which seeks to persuade the student of the tradition’s merits. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to be even more accessible for students new to interreligious engagement and to reflect current trends and developments in religions worldwide. Every chapter opens with a substantial overview which orients the new student and then flows into a carefully chosen set of texts - a regular textbook is now combined with a Reader. New content examines areas such as the Rastafarian tradition, while revised chapters cover secular humanism and indigenous and emerging religious traditions. The methodology of the book focuses on an empathetic approach – representing each tradition from the perspective of a conventional adherent – enabling students to develop understanding of each tradition and appreciate similarities and differences in their most typical forms. Invites students to study each tradition from the perspective of a follower, aiming to understand why the tradition is popular and powerful Explores representative passages, world-views, rituals and institutions, ethical expressions and modern outlooks for each religion Features discussions of interfaith perspectives on the role of women in religious traditions and the impact of world events and politics on interfaith communication Encourages students to consider questions of truth, the relation of religion and society, and the changing nature of a tradition in the modern world Includes a complete set of pedagogical tools and instructor resources, including end-of-chapter fact sheets, topic summaries, key term sections, and essay and discussion questions The World Religions Reader, Fourth Edition is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in religion, especially for liberal arts and non-affiliated colleges, as well as general readers wishing to increase their knowledge of the world’s religious traditions.

Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions Book
Author : Tim Dowley
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2018-07-01
ISBN : 1506446019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Religion and the American Nation

Religion and the American Nation Book
Author : John Frederick Wilson
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780820322896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This lively survey ranges across several centuries of change in the ways historians have thought and written about religion in America. In particular, John F. Wilson is concerned with how historians have perceived religion's relationship to the political organization of our country. He begins by establishing the genesis of religion as a specialized area of American history in the nineteenth century, and then discusses religious history's development through the early 1970s. Along the way he considers topics ranging from the "long shadow" the Puritans have cast over our comprehension of religion in American history to the ascendancy of such institutions as the University of Chicago as systematizing forces in religious scholarship. Wilson then discusses how scholars, since the early 1970s, have sought to ground their accounts of American religious trends and events in ways that either avoid or transcend references to Puritanism. The rise of comparative religious histories, Wilson notes, has been the welcome outcome. Moving into the present, Wilson explores a range of behaviors, if not beliefs, that might be understood as religious aspects of American life, and looks at how the spiritual or religious dimensions of American cultural life have been expressed in gnosticism, the mass media, and consumerism. One commentator, Wilson notes, suggested that there are no longer any religions as such in America today, but only religious "brands." Wilson himself sees America as a place where there is room for Old World traditions and new spiritual initiatives, a modern nation remarkably hospitable to ancient preoccupations.