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Major World Religions

Major World Religions

From Their Origins to the Present

  • Author: Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415297967
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 386
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This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which are religions that have had (and probably continue to have) the greatest number of followers in Western society. In addition to the lasting impact that religion has had in society, we are witnesses to the development of secularism on the one hand and the revival of religious sentiment on the other, thus chapters on modernity, postmodernism, and 'fundamentalism' have also been included. The distinctive feature of the book is its modern feel. Each chapter brings the reader up-to-date with recent developments and commentaries upon recent religious thought, theology and religious-political movements. Moreover, the length of the chapters permits a detailed analysis which is so often lacking in books on world religions.

12 Major World Religions

12 Major World Religions

The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths

  • Author: Jason Boyett
  • Publisher: Zephyros Press
  • ISBN: 9781623156923
  • 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.

World Religions

World Religions

An Indispensable Introduction

  • Author: Gerald R McDermott
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1401675530
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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An essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion. Features include: Insights from members of each religious community Glossary of important terms

Christianity and World Religions

Christianity and World Religions

  • Author: Derek Cooper
  • Publisher: P & R Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781596384460
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 215
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This book takes a tour of the world's most influential religions in tow parts. The first part discusses the essentials of these faiths. The second part of the book surveys Christian responses to other religions - from the point of view of biblical authors and historically in the church. The appendix includes some helpful primary and secondary books relating to this theme for those who would like to read more.

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Author: Irving Hexham
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310314488
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 512
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Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually, valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. Hexham believes that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, and he guides readers in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular importance is Hexham’s decision to explore African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

World Religions

World Religions

A Guide to the Essentials

  • Author: Thomas A. Robinson,Hillary P. Rodrigues
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1441219722
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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This masterful survey of world religions presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The new edition contains added material and has been revised throughout. The authors, both respected scholars of world religions, have over fifty years of combined teaching experience. Their book is accessibly written for introductory classes, can be easily adapted for one- or two-semester courses, and presents a neutral approach for broad classroom use. Pedagogical aids include further reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides. An 800-question bank of multiple-choice test questions is available to professors through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Islam and Other Major World Religions

Islam and Other Major World Religions

  • Author: Kaiyume Baksh
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1425113036
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 332
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A general description of the world's major religions along with chapters on whether there is a God, Angels, Miracles, Reincarnation, the Qur'an, and Life after Death.

Judaism

Judaism

  • Author: Adam Lewinsky
  • Publisher: Major World Religions
  • ISBN: 9781422238202
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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The origins of the Jewish faith stretch back more than 4,000 years. Judaism was the first of the worlds great monotheistic religions, and its code of laws and ethics have had a great influence on western civilization. The global Jewish population is about 14 million, with most Jews living either in the State of Israel or in the United States. This book explores the history, beliefs, and practices of Judaism, examining the differences between three branches of the faith (Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform) that have emerged in the past two centuries. The MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS series provides information about six of the most important religious faiths practiced around the world. More than 75 percent of the world's populationover 5.2 billion peopleobserves the tenets of one of these six religions. Each book in the series describes the important beliefs of a particular religion, along with information about its history, practices, and rituals. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources, a timeline and organizations to contact. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional

Christianity and World Religions - Participant's Book

Christianity and World Religions - Participant's Book

Wrestling with Questions People Ask

  • Author: Adam Hamilton
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426732740
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Adam Hamilton, named by PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly as one of the top “Ten People to Watch,” has created an inviting new series of video-and-book studies on love and marriage, life issues, world religions, and Christian denominations. Hamilton calls these small-group studies “fishing expeditions,” because they include tools for congregation wide and communitywide programs to draw in new members. Components include DVD, participant’s book, leader’s guide, and pastor’s guide with CD-ROM. 6-8 sessions / 60-90 minutes Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling With Questions People Ask is a video-based small-group study and outreach program that explores four major world religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism – and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. This six-week study deals openly and honestly with questions people ask about other religions, including why we should believe the claims of Christianity over those of other faiths. As part of the study, author and presenter Adam Hamilton interviews a religious leader from each tradition. He treats the world religions with great respect, recognizing the unique contributions of each. In examining these major world religions and the beliefs of their followers, the Reverend Hamilton urges us as Christians to build bridges with others so that we might grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbor, and find positive ways to share the gospel. For group or individual study, the book can be used by class participants during the study group meeting or at home for additional reflection. Includes detailed content for the six sessions. For more information about Adam Hamilton's studies, go to www.adamhamilton.cokesbury.com.

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Christianity

  • Author: Cunningham, Lawrence S,Miles, Jack
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393918998
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 752
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This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Christianity brings together over 150 texts from the Apostolic Era to the New Millennium. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Lawrence S. Cunningham’s “The Words and the Word Made Flesh,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Christianity.


God Is Not One

God Is Not One

  • Author: Stephen Prothero
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459602579
  • Category:
  • Page: 592
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fascinating guide to religion and its place in the world today. In God Is Not One, bestselling author Stephen Prothero makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply ''different paths to the same God.'' Instead, he shows that the differences between the major religions are far greater than we think: they each ask different questions, tackle different problems, and aim at different goals. God Is Not One highlights the unique aspects of the world's major religions, with chapters on Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba religion, Judaism, Daoism and atheism. Lucid and compelling, God Is Not One offers a new understanding of religion for the twenty-first century.

World Religions

World Religions

Beliefs Behind Today's Headlines

  • Author: John T. Catoir
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780939055005
  • Category: Religions
  • Page: 119
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Six World Faiths

Six World Faiths

  • Author: W. Owen Cole
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826449646
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 348
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Examines six major world religions - Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Each chapter is written by a member of the faith concerned and the book offers an introduction for all those seeking an understanding of a multi-faith society.

African Origins of the Major World Religions

African Origins of the Major World Religions

  • Author: Amon Saba Saakana
  • Publisher: Karnak House Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 120
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Featuring Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Charles S. Finch, Modupe Oduyoye, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin and Wayne B. Chandler.

The Kids Book of World Religions

The Kids Book of World Religions

  • Author: Jennifer Glossop,John Mantha
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1554539811
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Explains the basic beliefs, customs, and rituals of twelve different world religions, and includes information about tribal and native religions of Africa, North America, and Australia.

Sacred Myths

Sacred Myths

Stories of World Religions

  • Author: Marilyn McFarlane
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780963832771
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 101
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A sampling of the sacred stories of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American and other nature-based spiritual traditions

One World, Many Religions

One World, Many Religions

The Ways We Worship

  • Author: Mary Pope Osborne
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780679939306
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 86
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An illustrated introduction to comparative religion, discussing Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

A Spectator's Guide to World Religions

A Spectator's Guide to World Religions

An Introduction to the Big Five

  • Author: John Dickson
  • Publisher: Lion Pub
  • ISBN: 9780745953083
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 236
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The world is a very religious place. Wherever you look, people are worshipping, praying, believing, following, even dying for their faith. But are all faiths the same? Do they all call on the same God using different names? Are their beliefs and practices simply cultural expressions of the same spiritual longings? In this timely book, John Dickson presents each of the world's major religions in its best light. He carefully outlines the history, belief systems and spiritual practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam so that the interested 'spectator' can explore their similarities and differences. For sceptics, believers and students of religion the book provides a fair and friendly introduction to this ultimate subject.

Miracles

Miracles

Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

  • Author: David L. Weddle
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814794838
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 280
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Despite the dominance of scientific explanation in the modern world, at the beginning of the twenty-first century faith in miracles remains strong, particularly in resurgent forms of traditional religion. In Miracles, David L. Weddle examines how five religious traditions—Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam—understand miracles, considering how they express popular enthusiasm for wondrous tales, how they provoke official regulation because of their potential to disrupt authority, and how they are denied by critics within each tradition who regard belief in miracles as an illusory distraction from moral responsibility. In dynamic and accessible prose, Weddle shows us what miracles are, what they mean, and why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, they are still significant today: belief in miracles sustains the hope that, if there is a reality that surpasses our ordinary lives, it is capable of exercising—from time to time—creative, liberating, enlightening, and healing power in our world.

The Compact Guide To World Religions

The Compact Guide To World Religions

  • Author: Dean Halverson
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • ISBN: 1556617046
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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Succinct chapters provide an excellent guide to understanding Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism, Shintoism, and more.