World Religions

Author by : Thomas A. Robinson
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Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : 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.


Religions In The Modern World

Author by : Linda Woodhead
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age. With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world, Religions in the Modern World is ideal for newcomers to the study of religion. It incorporates case-studies and anecdotes, text extracts, chapter menus and end-of-chapter summaries, glossaries and annotated further reading sections. Topics covered include: * religion, colonialism and postcolonialism * religious nationalism * women and religion * religion and globalization * religion and authority * the rise of new spiritualities.


The World S Religions

Author by : Ninian Smart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.


Nordic Religions In The Viking Age

Author by : Thomas DuBois
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Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : Thomas DuBois unravels for the first time the history of the Nordic religions in the Viking Age. "A seminal study of Nordic religions that future scholars will not be able to avoid."—Church History


African Religions Philosophy

Author by : John S. Mbiti
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Publisher by : Heinemann
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Description : "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.


The Encyclopedia Of World Religions

Author by : Robert S. Ellwood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.


The Compact Guide To World Religions

Author by : Dean Halverson
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Publisher by : Bethany House
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Description : Succinct chapters provide an excellent guide to understanding Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism, Shintoism, and more.


Oneness

Author by : Jeffrey Moses
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House LLC
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Description : Reflecting the tenets of such world religions as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Baha'i, this classic study gathers selections from the religious writings of the world to show the beliefs and universal truths thay have in common. Reprint.


World Religions In Practice

Author by : Paul Gwynne
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's great religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – and explores how they are lived and expressed in custom, ritual, and symbol. A major new textbook exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices – by focusing on this 'lived experience' it goes beyond many traditional introductions to religious studies Adopts a directly comparative approach to develop a greater understanding of the nature of religion Each chapter engages with an individual theme, such as birth, death, food, pilgrimage and ethics, to illustrate how religious practices are expressed Broadens students' understanding by offering an impartial discussion of the similarities and differences between each religion Includes chapter-by-chapter opening themes and summaries, and will be accompanied by a website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/gwynne featuring additional resources and study questions.


A Comparative Study Of Religions

Author by : Y. Masih
Languange : en
Publisher by : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
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Description : This book has been written by a scholar who has occupied himself with the subject of religion for over fifty years. But no finality can be claimed. The reason is that religion deals with what is transcendent, in the sense that it deals with what man is going to be. Advaitism terms this futuristic end as becoming Brahman. However, Bergson and other evolutionists would say that religion is a collective and cooperative effort of men to become gods. This simply means the divinising of man what Aurobindo calls super-mind. The terms gods and supermind are vague and impre-cise. They refer to a state beyond human ills, beyond human infatuation and beyond the befogging of human intellect. One thing is clear that fighting with other human beings in the name of religion is sub-human. As religious men we are fellow-travellers in the direction of the realm of spirit. Here the nomenclature of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, etc., ceases to be meaningful. Hence, the religion of man to which we are looking forward is not so much in the past as it is yet to be. Of course, we have to go very far and we have not made any beginning yet. However, at present the advaitic principle of differenceless Brahman can serve the purpose of harmonizing all religions. Here this principle has been adopted and key-concepts of different religions have been shown to mingle into one another.


The Everything World S Religions Book

Author by : Kenneth Shouler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : An easy-to-use and comprehensive guide that explores the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions.


The World S Religions

Author by : Peter Clarke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : * Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world * Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of religion itself, of the religions of the world and the study of religions * Comprehensive index, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading `Intriguing philosophical questions are raised about the nature of religion and the qualities needed for studying it.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Excellent book ... remarkably successful, impressive as much for the sheer scale of the undertaking as for its consistent standard of analysis. It is a fine achievement which will serve both as a very suitable textbook for students and a reliable guide to the state of scholarship in the History and Study of Religions.' - Heythrop Journal


Religions Of Rome Volume 2 A Sourcebook

Author by : Mary Beard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire.


Moral Issues In Six Religions

Author by : William Owen Cole
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
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Description : Buddhism - Christianity - Hinduism - Islam - Judaism - Sikhism - Arranged marriages.


Understanding World Religions

Author by : David Whitten Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Understanding World Religions introduces students to major worldviews—including Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Native American, and Marxist—through the lens of justice and peace. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout. After an introduction to key themes in studying world religion, chapters help students explore major traditions today. Each chapter takes a similar approach, examining several dimensions of each tradition—experiential and emotional, social and institutional, narrative or mythic, doctrinal and philosophical, practical and ritual, and ethical and legal. Chapters feature profiles of major peacemakers or groups to bring the traditions to life. Profiles range from Gandhi and Martin Luther King to Thich Nhat Hanh and Dorothy Day. Further chapters explore liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory. The second edition features a broader framework than the first edition and includes new material on non-religious ethical norms, Islamophobia, colonial evangelization, religion in China, and an updated examination of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Understanding World Religions remains a powerful introduction to major worldviews with an emphasis on practical connections to peace and justice.


World Religions

Author by : John Bowker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dk Pub
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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 And Contemporary Issues

Author by : Brennan Hill
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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.


Cults And New Religions

Author by : Douglas E. Cowan
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Revision of: Cults and new religions. -- Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2008.


Major Religions Of The World

Author by : Dr. Marcus Bach
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pickle Partners Publishing
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Description : Written for the average reader, Major Religions of the World, which was first published in 1959, is a compact survey of the founders, the holy writings, the worship, and the basic beliefs of the major religions of the world—Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism and Taoism, Shinto, Island, and Christianity. Dr. Marcus Bach’s approach is one of understanding and appreciation. He looks at each religion first through the eyes of a believer of that faith and then as an impartial observer pointing out the parallels in that religion and Christianity. The result is an unusually sensitive and provocative account. Included at the beginning of each study is a helpful glossary of terms. And informative and thought-provoking read!


Religions Of The Silk Road

Author by : R. Foltz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era.


The Oxford Handbook Of Global Religions

Author by : Mark Juergensmeyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Original publication and copyright date: 2011.


New Religions In Global Perspective

Author by : Peter Bernard Clarke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This volume provides a complete guide to the global impact and cultural significance of new religious movements.


Public Religions In The Modern World

Author by : José Casanova
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : Acknowledgements 1: Secularization, Enlightenment, and Modern Religion 2: Private and Public Religions 3: Spain: From State Church to Disestablishment 4: Poland: From Church of the Nation to Civil Society 5: Brazil: From From Oligarchie Church to People's Church 6: Evangelical Protestantism: From Civil Religion to Fundamentalist Sect to New Christian Right 7: Catholicism in the United States: From Private to Public Denomination 8: The Deprivatization of Modern Religion Notes Index.


Introduction To World Religions

Author by : Tim Dowley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fortress Press
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Description : 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.


The Wiley Blackwell Companion To African Religions

Author by : Elias Kifon Bongmba
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions brings together a team of international scholars to create a single-volume resource on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples in Africa. Offers broad coverage of issues relating to African religions, considering experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamic traditions across the continent Contributors are from a variety of fields, ensuring the volume offers multidisciplinary perspectives Explores methodological approaches to religion from anthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives Provides insights into the historical developments in African religions, as well as contemporary issues such as the development of African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, and Pentecostalism Discusses important topics at the intersection of culture and religion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics, globalization, gender relations, and the economy


Religion And Globalization

Author by : John L. Esposito
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : A unique and in-depth introduction to religion in the modern world, Religion and Globalization includes coverage of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions, and new religious movements. It addresses such questions as: How do these various religions change as theyare brought into contact with each other by the forces of globalization? and How are ancient traditions modified to accommodate the realities of the 21st century? Focusing on the diverse ways that humans have been religious in the past and are religious today, the book examines the changes thatbegan with the Scientific Revolution and how those changes have shaped these religions as they are practiced today. Ideal for courses on religion and globalization or religion and politics, Religion and Globalization includes sixteen custom maps, key terms at the end of each chapter, a glossary, andtimelines of important events each religious tradition.


12 Major World Religions

Author by : Jason Boyett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zephyros Press
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Description : 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.


A Comparative Study Of Religions

Author by : Mugambi, J.N.K.
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Nairobi Press
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Description : This books is the result of concerted teamwork among the academia staff of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Nairobi between 1986 and 1990. The Project was prompted by the necessity to produce relevant and comprehensive textbooks for the undergraduate degree programme. The book has remained in demand, confirming the relevance and quality of its content covering the whole range of major religions of the world with extensive geographical and historical scope. It includes a specific section on African Religion, thus placing the African Religious Heritage within the mainstream of the comparative study of the world's religions.


African Religions A Very Short Introduction

Author by : Jacob K. Olupona
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity. Olupona examines a wide range of African religious traditions on their own terms and in their social, cultural, and political contexts. For example, the book moves beyond ethnographic descriptions and interpretations of core beliefs and practices to look at how African religion has engaged issues of socioeconomic development and power relations. Olupona examines the myths and sacred stories about the origins of the universe that define ethnic groups and national identities throughout Africa. He also discusses spiritual agents in the African cosmos such as God, spirits, and ancestors. In addition to myths and deities, Olupona focuses on the people central to African religions, including medicine men and women, rainmakers, witches, magicians, and divine kings, and how they serve as authority figures and intermediaries between the social world and the cosmic realm. African Religions: A Very Short Introduction discusses a wide variety of religious practices, including music and dance, calendrical rituals and festivals, celebrations for the gods' birthdays, and rituals accompanying stages of life such as birth, puberty, marriage, elderhood, and death. In addition to exploring indigenous religions, Olupona examines the ways Islam and Christianity as outside traditions encountered indigenous African religion. He shows how these incoming faith traditions altered the face and the future of indigenous African religions as well as how indigenous religions shaped two world religions in Africa and the diaspora. Olupona draws on archaeological and historical sources, as well as ethnographic materials based on fieldwork. He shows that African religions are not static traditions, but have responded to changes within their local communities and to fluxes caused by outside influences, and spread with diaspora and migration.


Africa S Three Religions

Author by : Geoffrey Parrinder
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Description : Author examines the philosophic foundations of the traditional African religion and then looks at the impact Christianity and Islam have had on the culture.