The World's Religions

Continuities and Transformations

Author: Peter B. Clarke,Peter Beyer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135211000

Category: Reference

Page: 808

View: 2091

This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form. It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers the role of migration in the spread of religions by examining the issues raised for modern societies by the increasing interaction of different religions. The volume also addresses such central questions as the dynamics of religious innovation which is evidenced in the rise and impact of new religious and new spirituality movements in every continent.

The World's Religions

Author: YOUNG

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205928323

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 2837

The World’s Religions provides an orientation to the study of religion. Surveying the stages of development, worldviews, and current situations of the major world religions, this text discusses the ways these religions respond to contemporary ethical issues. It also presents a sampling of new religious movements and looks to the possible ways the world's religions may interact in the 21st century. Its distinctive “framework for understanding” religious worldviews allows readers to compare and contrast the teachings of religions objectively. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning – MyReligionLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - The “framework for understanding” allows students to think critically about varying religious worldviews. Engage Students – Contemporary ethical issues make studying world religions relevant to students today. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. 0205949428 / 9780205949427 World's Religions, The Plus NEW MyReligionLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205871429 / 9780205871421 NEW MyReligionLab with Pearson eText -- Valupack Access Card 0205917615 / 9780205917617 World's Religions, The

The World's Religions

A Contemporary Reader

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800697464

Category: Religion

Page: 371

View: 1561

This wide-ranging reader combines some of the best and most valuable contemporary perspectives from leading and significant writers, teachers, and thinkers who together address critical challenges and opportunities for the world's religions in a post 9/11 world. Edited by Arvind Sharma and organized by topic, the essays in this reader consider broad questions such as, What influence does religion have on contemporary life? The thematic arrangement of topics includes diverse religious perspectives on: war, terror, peace, human rights, pluralism, diversity, gender, spirituality, the interreligious dialogue, international diplomacy and globalization.

The World's Religions After September 11

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275996215

Category: Religion

Page: 951

View: 5915

Horrible religious violence has marked the opening of the 21st century, but can the world's religions work together as a force for good? Dozens of experts in religion examine the meaning of religion in the aftermath of September 11 and answer this question.

World Scriptures

Guidelines for a Unity-and-Diversity Global Civilization

Author: Leland P. Stewart

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456724467

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9094

About Unity-and-Diversity World Council, Inc. The Unity-and-Diversity World Council, Inc. (UDC) is a nonprofit, tax - exempt California Corporation. It was originally formed to develop the ideals and activities undertaken during International Cooperation Year 1965, which was voted into being by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The U.N.’s goal in establishing that year was to encourage cooperation among non-governmental organizations. Vision Statement: The vision of the UDC is to establish and sustain a local-to-global cooperating body of individuals, groups, and networks – for the pursuit of peace, justice, and an environmentally sustainable civilization for all races, cultures, and religions based on universal ethical and spiritual principles. Objectives: 1. To realize our connection to the Source of All Life and to all life forms. 2. To facilitate personal and social transformation and cooperative activities among individuals, groups, and networks. 3. To create an international vehicle for economic cooperation. 4. To study and take action of different issues, as well as making recommendations for needed action to institutions around the world. 5. To support the United Nations and its efforts in behalf of global community. Activities: (1) Peace Sunday – An annual event featuring speakers, performers, in interfaith candlelighting, and table displays of participating organizations. (2) Peace Convergence – A full-day event drawing together the twelve sectors of the Peace Wheel to interact and discover ways of cooperation. (3) Interfaith Celebrations – A monthly event involving the world’s religions and spiritual groups at various houses of worship. (4) Culture of Peace Series – A monthly educational and action program featuring the different sectors of the Peace Wheel. (5) Interfaith Services – A weekly Sunday a.m. gathering to explore the moral and spiritual values of the emerging global civilization. (6) Unity-and-Diversity Ministry Training – Ministers-to-be study all faiths, the relation of science and religion, and the practical aspects of the ministry. Unity-and-Diversity World Council, Inc. Address: P.O. Box 661401 Los Angeles, CA 90066-9201 USA Phone number: (424) 228-2087 Email: [email protected]

The World's Religions in Figures

An Introduction to International Religious Demography

Author: Todd M. Johnson,Brian J. Grim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323033

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 5315

Created by two of the field’s leading experts, this uniqueintroduction to international religious demography outlines thechallenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, andpresents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field ofinternational religious demography – detailing what we knowabout religious adherents around the world, and how we know it Examines religious freedom and diversity, including agnosticsand atheists, on a global scale, highlighting trends over the past100 years and projecting estimates for the year 2050 Outlines the issues and challenges related to definitions,taxonomies, sources, analyses, and other techniques in interpretingdata on religious adherence Considers data from religious communities, censuses, surveys,and scholarly research, along with several in-depth case studies onthe global Muslim population, religion in China, and the religiousdemography of recently created Sudan and South Sudan Argues against the belief that the twentieth-century was a‘secular’ period by putting forward new evidence to thecontrary Provides resources for measuring both qualitatively andquantitatively important data on the world's religious situation inthe twenty-first century

The World's Religions, Revised and Updated

A Concise Introduction

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061763489

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 8577

The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.

The dawn of religious pluralism

voices from the World's Parliament of Religions, 1893

Author: Richard Hughes Seager,Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions

Publisher: Open Court Pub Co


Category: Religion

Page: 502

View: 7812

Nothing like the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions had been seen in the history of the world, and nothing like it was to be seen for again for many years: a gathering of representatives of numerous world religions for an exchange of views. It was a turning point in American life, presaging the multiculturalism of a century later. This volume contains a selection of 60 representative and revealing addresses given to the Parliament, with authoritative introductions and notes. The addresses include contributions by Protestant mainstream ministers, African-Americans, Roman Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and representatives of other Asian religions. Also included are various "points of contact and contention," in which religious leaders attempted to analyze or reach out to their counterparts in other traditions.

The World's Religions

Understanding the Living Faiths

Author: Peter Bernard Clarke

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780895775016

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 1562

A fascinating examination of living faiths, this book takes an in-depth look at Christianity, Judaism, China's religious tradition and Shinto. Discover how thiese religions began and follow their development up to the present.

Theological Reflections at the Boundaries

Author: Paul O. Ingram

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874078

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 9843

The interdependence of boundary questions and the experience of cognitive dissonance reveal that knowledge in all fields of inquiry is always incomplete and tentative. The issues are particularly acute for Christian theological reflection. Ingram illustrates the importance of boundary questions and cognitive dissonance as a means of creatively transforming contemporary Christian theological reflection through dialogue with the natural sciences and the world's religions, particularly Buddhism, filtered through the lenses of Whiteheadian process philosophy.

Living Religions - Western Traditions

Author: Mary Pat Fisher

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131829299

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 9860

For use as a core text for introductory and upper-level courses in Western religions and Introduction to World Religions courses. Can also be used as supplemental reading for individual religion courses.Living Religions--Western Traditions is a highly readable and stimulating survey of the major global religions and new religious movements that originated in the West. The social context, origins, teachers, scriptures, and historical development of each faith are carefully explored, with emphasis on how practitioners themselves understand their traditions. Evocative illustrations, first-person interviews of ordinary people and boxes uncovering the spiritual roots of public figures bring this text to life.

Adieu to God

Why Psychology Leads to Atheism

Author: Mick Power

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119979951

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 2090

Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychological perspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs are psychological rather than supernatural in origin. Answers the psychological question of why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religions continue to prosper? Looks at atheism and religion using a fair and balanced approach based on the latest work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and medicine Acknowledges the many psychological benefits of religion while still questioning the validity of its supernatural belief systems and providing atheist alternatives to a fulfilling life

Understanding World Religions

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Irving Hexham

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310314488

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 9484

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.

Scriptures of the World's Religions

Author: James Fieser,John Powers

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073386652

Category: Religion

Page: 552

View: 2806

Scriptures of the World's Religions, third edition is an anthology that gathers together many of the world’s most influential sacred texts. This leading book includes chapters on the twelve major religious traditions today, plus two additional chapters on indigenous religious practices. With comprehensive introductions in each chapter, the selected writings emphasize the religion’s founders, central doctrines, and historical development. The translated texts in this collection are stylistically clear and up-to-date, many of which were translated specifically for this book. The selections vary in length from a few paragraphs to 10 pages. It can be used in a wide range of courses including introduction to religion.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8663

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014195504X

Category: Religion

Page: 1008

View: 1605

Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.

Religions of the World

Author: Elizabeth Breuilly,Martin Palmer

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780001983595

Category: Religions

Page: 48

View: 8108

An excellent introduction to the world's religions for readers aged eight and over, presented in a clear 'Question and Answer' format, with easy-to-follow maps and diagrams throughout and a comprehensive glossary of new words. The book explores each of the world's major religions -- Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism -- plus the religions of China and Japan, and explains their histories, rituals and beliefs, festivals and holy days. The clear, concise text is illustrated with over 50 colour photographs, and special features include a box on religious festivals throughout the year and information on where the religious peoples of the world are to be found.

Faiths and Religions of the World

Author: David Gibbons

Publisher: Worth Publishers

ISBN: 9781903025390

Category: Religion and civilization

Page: 160

View: 2363

Provides a graphic panorama of the religions of the world, since the earliest times. This book begins with The World's Religions Compared, a gatefold chart enabling the reader to compare aspects of some hundred religions. Accompanying this chart is The Geography of Belief, two world maps showing the origins, spread and histories of the religions.