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Major World Religions

Major World Religions Book
Author : Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780415297967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

The Encyclopedia of World Religions

The Encyclopedia of World Religions Book
Author : Robert S. Ellwood,Gregory D. Alles
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1438110383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Women in World Religions

Women in World Religions Book
Author : Arvind Sharma,Birks Professor of Comparative Religion Arvind Sharma
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1987-01-01
ISBN : 9780887063749
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a book by women about women in the religions of the world. It presents all the basic facts and ideological issues concerning the position of women in the major religious traditions of humanity: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and tribal religions. A special feature of the book is its phenomenological approach, wherein scholars examine sacred textual materials. Each contributor not only studies her religion from within, but also studies it from her own feminine perspective. Each is an adept historian of religions, who grounds her analysis in publicly verifiable facts. The book strikes a delicate balance between hard fact and delicate perception, the best tradition of phenomenology and the history of religions. It also demonstrates how much religions may vary over time. Contributors are Katherine K. Young, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at McGill University; Nancy Schuster Barnes, whose Ph.D. is in Sanskrit and Indian Studies; M. Theresa Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Manhattanville College; Barbara Reed, Assistant Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College; Denise L. Carmody, Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, The University of Tulsa. Also Jane I. Smith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School; Rosemary Radford Ruether, Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; Rita M. Gross, Associate Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Clair.

A World Religions Reader

A World Religions Reader Book
Author : Ian S. Markham
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-05-26
ISBN : 140517109X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : Jeffrey Brodd
Publisher : Saint Mary's Press
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 0884899977
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sexuality and the World s Religions

Sexuality and the World s Religions Book
Author : David W. Machacek,Melissa M. Wilcox
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2003
ISBN : 1576073599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Looks at issues concerning sexuality and religion in nine of the world's religions, including Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Catholicism, covering such topics as sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and sexual rituals.

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : John Bowker
Publisher : Dk Pub
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780789414397
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

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : Richard Viladesau,Mark Stephen Massa
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780809134618
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Appropriate for college theology students or inquiring general readers, this anthology presents a concise history of Christian stances on other forms of belief and brief introductions to and excerpts from significant writings of the sacred books of the great world religious traditions.

The Compact Guide To World Religions

The Compact Guide To World Religions Book
Author : Dean Halverson
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 1996-03-01
ISBN : 1556617046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Succinct chapters provide an excellent guide to understanding Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism, Shintoism, and more.

Sourcebook of the World s Religions

Sourcebook of the World s Religions Book
Author : Joel Beversluis
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2011-02-08
ISBN : 9781577313328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

World Religions and Contemporary Issues

World Religions and Contemporary Issues Book
Author : Brennan Hill
Publisher :
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781585959136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

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.

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions Book
Author : Michael D. Coogan,Michael David Coogan
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780195219975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Religious Tolerance in World Religions

Religious Tolerance in World Religions Book
Author : Jacob Neusner,Bruce Chilton
Publisher : Templeton Foundation Press
Release : 2008-05-01
ISBN : 1599471361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Encyclopedia of World Religions

Encyclopedia of World Religions Book
Author : Bruno Becchio,Johannes P. Schadé
Publisher : Foreign Media Group
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781601360007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

World Religions At Your Fingertips

World Religions At Your Fingertips Book
Author : Michael McDowell, Ph.D.,Nathan Robert Brown
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-03-03
ISBN : 1101014695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Quick reference to the major religions of the world. With World Religions at Your Fingertips, readers can quickly learn anything they need to know about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and more. From reincarnation to resurrection, the Four Noble Truths to the Ten Commandments, this book covers the gamut of religious concepts and beliefs throughout the world in concise but complete bites that are easy to find and simple to understand. - Allows readers to dip in quickly to get the information they need immediately - Thumb tabs and other navigational aids make this the quintessential reference book on world religion - Content is thorough and even-handed

The World Religions Reader

The World Religions Reader Book
Author : Gwilym Beckerlegge
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780415247498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions Book
Author : Jacob Neusner
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0687660009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Religious communities are dynamic groups that continue to address relevant concerns

Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions Book
Author : Christopher Hugh Partridge
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780800637149
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Objective, authoritative and lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full-colour photographs, maps and diagrams, Introduction to World Religions will be widely welcomed by all those seeking to understand the complexity and diversity of the world's religious landscape.

Secularization and the World Religions

Secularization and the World Religions Book
Author : Klaus Wiegandt,Hans Joas
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1846311888
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.