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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.

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.

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.

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.

Weltreligionen

Weltreligionen

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sainthood

Sainthood

Its Manifestations in World Religions

  • Author: Richard Kieckhefer,George Doherty Bond
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520071896
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 263
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Every major religion exalts certain individuals who occupy a dual role. On the one hand they serve as exemplars of virtue to be imitated, and on the other hand they stand removed from other mortals, privileged and unique. Christianity knows them as saints, and in the study of religion the term has been taken over and applied to similar figures in other traditions. The essays in this volume analyze the role of the saint in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, providing both a comparative and an interpretive view of sainthood. The notion of sainthood is problematic in two ways. First, can the category be usefully applied to individuals in religious traditions other than Christianity? How has it manifested itself, and what differences are there in the various manifestations of sainthood? Second, where individuals are considered to have risen above the norms in these different traditions, how is it possible to resolve the tension between the saint's imitability and his or her otherness, between imitating and venerating the saint? The authors consider these questions in relation to a wide range of individuals in all the major traditions.

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

  • Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199727619
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 686
  • View: 7555
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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.

Der Wissenschaftswahn

Der Wissenschaftswahn

Warum der Materialismus ausgedient hat

  • Author: Rupert Sheldrake
  • Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook
  • ISBN: 3426416212
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 500
  • View: 8195
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Lässt sich die Welt rein mechanistisch erklären? Kommt unser Bewusstsein wirklich aus dem Gehirn? Der berühmte Biologe Rupert Sheldrake beweist in seinem provozierenden neuen Werk, dass das materialistische Weltbild nicht mehr haltbar ist. Er zeigt anhand von zehn Dogmen, dass die meisten Forscher an Vorstellungen festhalten, die längst überholt sind. Sheldrake fordert ein neues, grenzüberschreitendes Denken und plädiert für mehr Offenheit und Neugier in den Naturwissenschaften. "Sheldrake ist ein herausragender Wissenschaftler. Er gehört zu jenen echten, visionären Entdeckern, die in früheren Zeiten neue Kontinente fanden." New Scientist

World Religions At Your Fingertips

World Religions At Your Fingertips

  • Author: Michael McDowell, Ph.D.,Nathan Robert Brown
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101014695
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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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

Pluralism in the World Religions

Pluralism in the World Religions

A Short Introduction

  • Author: Harold G. Coward
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
  • ISBN: 9781851682430
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 184
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From the challenges facing Christianity to the future of Islam in aulti-cultural world, this is a coherent introduction to the teachings andebates within the various traditions on the subject of religious pluralism.;rawing on a combination of scripture, scholarship and the words of greathinkers past and present, Harold Coward evaluates six major world faiths andheir attitudes towards pluralism and religious tolerance. balancing theistorical context of each religion with its responses to the modernressures of globalisation and multi-cultural living, he tackles complex androblematic areas in an accessible manner, to produce a succinct survey ofhe issues and arguments surrounding inter-religious relationships. Among theey topics covered are: Muslim relations with the West and white Christianity;he Jewish Diaspora within the multi-cultural world; assimilation and mutualriticism within Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism; the future of religion:ossibilities for reaching new levels of tolerance and understanding.;Aimely book, this introductory text should be of interest to students,

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.