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Major World Religions

Major World Religions

From Their Origins To The Present

  • Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134429347
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 400
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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.

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.

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.

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

  • Author: Michael D. Coogan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195219975
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Graced with rich illustrations and written by a team of eminent scholars, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions presents a wealth of information on faiths around the world. Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions--from Judaism to Christianity and from Islam to Buddhism--and contains information about its holidays and festivities, key historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, language, and important texts. The book deals with such issues as the afterlife, the role of women, the importance of saints, and the quest for higher wisdom. We discover, for instance, that Pure Land Buddhism--found mainly in China, Japan, and Tibet--holds that meditation on a particular deity at the moment of death will help insure rebirth into that deity's celestial domain. In Judaism, on the other hand, the concept of an afterlife has never played a central role. Uniquely organized in a manner that encourages comparative analysis, the book's lavish full-color art, maps, and photographs all focus on faith in practice, in both elaborate ritual and everyday life. Religion continues to be a monumental force in a rapidly changing world. Whether tracing the origins of your own faith or attempting to satisfy a curiosity about religious practices an ocean away, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions will be a fascinating and indispensable guide to the complexity of the world's living religions.

Introduction to the World's Major Religions

Introduction to the World's Major Religions

  • Author: Lee Worth Bailey,Randall L. Nadean,Emily Taitz
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313336348
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1640
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Presents an overview of the world's major religions, including the history, texts and major tenets, branches, worldwide practice, rituals and holidays, and influential people in the history of each religion.

World Religions

World Religions

A Voyage of Discovery

  • Author: Jeffrey Brodd
  • Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
  • ISBN: 0884897257
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 312
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The major religions of the world are a mystery to many high school teens. Now you can help them unlock the doors of these traditions with our new text, World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery. The book is an introductory survey that helps eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. The textbook includes a chapter on each of eleven major world religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and others. The text offers the Catholic perspective on interreligious dialogue, an overview of basic questions that religions address, and Ninian Smart's seven dimensions of religion. A glossary and word pronunciations in each chapter help students learn unfamiliar terms. In addition, the second edition of this text incorporates the following new features: a new chapter on modern trends in religion; new, more detailed maps; a new section on the Aztec religion of Mesoamerica; a sidebar in each chapter offering examples of the seven dimensions of religion; and review questions at the end of each chapter.

Global Religions

Global Religions

An Introduction

  • Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198036029
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 168
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The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. The volume begins with an introduction to the globalization of religion by Mark Juergensmeyer, and is followed by individual essays on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and local religious societies. The book concludes with three essays reflecting on the global religious scene. Taken together, these essays provide a concise, authoritative, and highly readable introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century.

Fundamentalism, Mythos, and World Religions

Fundamentalism, Mythos, and World Religions

  • Author: Niels Christian Nielsen
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791416532
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 186
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Fundamentalism is widely feared and its influence is growing in many of the major world faiths. Arising in reaction against modernism, fundamentalism affirms a pre-Enlightenment paradigm in a post-Enlightenment era. The author supports a prediction that fundamentalists will continue to have power in a variety of religions. But their characteristic ahistorical, absolutistic, view will limit their outreach.

Christianity and World Religions

Christianity and World Religions

Wrestling with Questions People Ask

  • Author: Adam Hamilton
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 0687494303
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 133
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The author examines Christianity and four major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism.

The Many Faces of Faith

The Many Faces of Faith

A Guide to World Religions and Christian Traditions

  • Author: Richard R. Losch
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802805218
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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An Episcopal priest provides an introduction to various world religions and discusses the theological and historical distinctions between the numerous Christian denominations.

The Encyclopedia of World Religions

The Encyclopedia of World Religions

  • Author: Robert S. Ellwood,Gregory D. Alles
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438110383
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 514
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Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.

Global Religions

Global Religions

An Introduction

  • Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199727619
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 686
  • View: 6522
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The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. The volume begins with an introduction to the globalization of religion by Mark Juergensmeyer, and is followed by individual essays on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and local religious societies. The book concludes with three essays reflecting on the global religious scene. Taken together, these essays provide a concise, authoritative, and highly readable introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century.

Primary Source Readings in World Religions

Primary Source Readings in World Religions

  • Author: Jeffrey Brodd
  • Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
  • ISBN: 0884898474
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
  • View: 7050
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Primary Source Readings in World Religions provides your students with the opportunity to read foundational texts from the major world religions. Through understanding other religions we can create an atmosphere of genuine respect and honest discussion. In doing this we can respond to the invitation Pope Benedict XVI extended to all of us when he said, "I encourage all religious groups in America to persevere in their collaboration and thus enrich public life with the spiritual values that motivate your action in the world" (from Benedict XVI; Meeting with Representatives of Other Religions.) In Primary Source Readings in World Religions you will find portions of the foundational texts and teachings of a wide variety of world religions, including Islam, Shinto, Confucianism, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Buddhism.>

Glimpses of the Scriptures of Major World Religions

Glimpses of the Scriptures of Major World Religions

  • Author: Ashok K. Sinha
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493159984
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 318
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This book, ”A COLLECTION OF EXCERPTS FROM THE SCRIPTURES OF MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS,” consists of three major Parts. PART I (adopted from an earlier book by the author) pertains to major religions that originated in INDIA at different epochs of history; namely, HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, JAINISM, and SIKHISM. PART I I contains excerpts from the main scriptures of the three religions that originated in European and the Middle Eastern regions with their original roots in Prophet Abraham, namely, JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, And ISLAM. Thus, PART I contains excerpts from the Vedas and the Upanishads (Hinduism); the Dhammapad (Buddhism); the Agam (Jainism); and the Guru Granth Saheb (Sikhism.) A number of essays on the historical backgrounds, the leading figures and events, and their interrelations are also included for a deeper appreciation of the pertinent philosophies. PART II, similarly, contains excerpts from The Old Testament (Judaism) and The New Testament (Christianity) of the Bible, and the Koran (Islam), with a brief Introduction in each case. The main purpose of presenting this book is to illustrate the commonality of the Indian religions due to their common root – Hinduism -- that came into being in India some 10-15 millennia ago, and was modified from time to time. These religions have coexisted peacefully and harmoniously for centuries and millennia, and have contributed much in the global spiritual development. In particular, Buddhism has been adopted in a significant portion of Asia (China, Japan, South-East Asia), and has been also attracting the intellectuals in the West in recent years. Interrelations among the other three religions are also evident due to their common root; though significant historical schisms and ideological differences among them are also well-known. As the world enters the Twentieth Century, it is imperative for world-peace that people across the globe try to understand one another better, in terms of the spiritual and religious beliefs, philosophies, mentalities, and traditional tendencies that shape their individual lives as well as their mutual interaction patterns. It is hoped that this book makes a small contribution in that direction.

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.

Major Cults and False World Religions

Major Cults and False World Religions

  • Author: Steve Urick
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 145207156X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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Cults and false religions are dangerous. They preach a false gospel and lead people into a false spirituality. Their victims are kept blinded from the true gospel of Christ, while they are held in bondage to whatever false belief system and legalistic practices they must maintain. Major Cults and False World Religions reveals several key characteristics that make them unbiblical. It also exposes several major false cults and religions that have the majority of the world's population deceived and headed for Hell. This book is the result of thirty-one years of evangelism work, studying comparative religions, and apologetic research and debate. It will equip you with a basic understanding of what each group believes and how to clearly discern and refute many of their unscriptural teachings and attacks.

World Religions

World Religions

  • Author: Warren Matthews
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111834725
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
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Presenting both the histories and the prevalent worldviews of the major world religions, Matthews's WORLD RELIGIONS, Seventh Edition, methodically introduces students to the richness and diversity of these traditions. The Worldview sections in particular make this the most helpful textbook for comparative analyses of the religions. In these sections, students can see how the different religions approach a common set of ten themes that are fundamental to all traditions, including the nature of the Absolute, the place of humans in the world, rituals and symbols, and the prospects for life after death. Furthermore, this text combines insightful, engaging prose with maps, photographs, timelines, excerpts from sacred texts, and other helpful pedagogical aids that provide a comprehensive yet accessible survey of world religions. Warren Matthews's thoughtful and balanced approach depicts the unique traditions and perspectives of diverse world religions with objectivity and respect. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ultimate Journey: Death and Dying in the World's Major Religions

Ultimate Journey: Death and Dying in the World's Major Religions

Death and Dying in the World's Major Religions

  • Author: Steven Rosen
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313356092
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
  • View: 380
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Like taxes, death is inevitable. Everyone experiences it sooner or later. This book offers perspectives on death and dying from all major religions, written by experts in each of those religions. Focusing on the major world traditions, it offers important information about what death and dying means to those practicing these faiths. The second part of the book adds a necessary and truly unique perspective - a personal look at how people actually die in the various world religions, as told by a hospital chaplain, with anecdotes and experiences that bring the death process to life, so to speak. Each chapter engages the theology of each religion, giving quotes from the literature of their respective scriptural traditions, to explain the process of dying, death, and the afterlife. In doing so, each author draws on the history of his respective tradition and looks at real-life figures, exemplars of the tradition, showing how practitioners view death and hope to one day engage the death process themselves.

The Afrikan Origins of the Major World Religions

The Afrikan Origins of the Major World Religions

  • Author: Yosef Ben-Jochannan,Modupẹ Oduyọye,Charles Finch,Amon Saba Saakana
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 98
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Weltreligionen

Weltreligionen

  • Author: Markus Hattstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783833149283
  • Category: Religions
  • Page: 120
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