Sourcebook of the World's Religions

An Interfaith Guide to Religion and Spirituality

Author: Joel Beversluis

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313328

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.

Forgotten Truth

The Common Vision of the World's Religions

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062507877

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This classic companion to The World's Religions articulates the remarkable unity that underlies the world's religious traditions

A History of the World's Religions

Author: David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205894100

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A History of the World's Religions Shown Through Original Sources A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyReligionLabdelivers 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 - A wealth of integrated primary source passages quoted from sacred texts give students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details Engage Students - All source materials within A History of the World's Religions are accompanied by explanatory comments. In addition, helpful glossaries and bolded terms help enrich students’ understanding of the world’s major religions. 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. PLUS, The book's depth, breadth, and organization frees instructors from having to cover everything in lectures, enabling them to select specific assignments and use class time for questions, discussion, and their own favorite materials. Note: MyReligionLab does no come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyReligionLab, please visit www.MyReligionLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyReligionLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205007554, VP ISBN-13: 9780205007554)

The World's Religions

Author: YOUNG

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205928323

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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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

Scriptures of the World's Religions

Author: James Fieser

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259148629

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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The fifth edition of Scriptures of the World's Religions brings together many of the world's most influential sacred texts. This text includes chapters on the 12 major religious traditions today, plus two chapters on indigenous religious practices. With comprehensive introductions in each chapter, the selected writings emphasize each religion's founders, central doctrines, and historical development. The translated texts in this collection, many of which were translated specifically for this book, are stylistically clear and up-to-date.

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.

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

An Illustrated Time Line

Author: Tim Cooke

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206984

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

The World's Religions, Revised and Updated

A Concise Introduction

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061763489

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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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.

A History of the World's Religions

Author: David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351578421

Category: Religion

Page: 658

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A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World’s Religions examines the following topics: ? Some Primal and Bygone Religions The Religions of South Asia The Religions of East Asia The Religions of the Middle East ? This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions.

The World's Religions

Author: Christopher Hugh Partridge

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745951287

Category: Religion

Page: 495

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A collection of insightful, stimulating and accessible introductions to the histories, beliefs and practices of religions from pre-historic times to twenty-first century developments. The articles are accurate and authoritative, having been written by an international team of acknowledged experts. Also, richly illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and diagrams.

Introduction to World Religions

Third Edition

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506446019

Category: Religion

Page: 603

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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 World's Wisdom

Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

Author: Philip Novak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062010840

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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A world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources! In this perfect companion to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."

Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814708420

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your local paper, or of Nancy Reagan's consultations with an astrologer in the White House in the 1980s. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth. Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions offers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates. Campion traces beliefs about the heavens among peoples ranging from ancient Egypt and China, to Australia and Polynesia, and India and the Islamic world. Addressing each religion in a separate chapter, Campion outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth. This fascinating text offers a unique way to delve into comparative religions and will also appeal to those intrigued by New Age topics.

Illustrated World's Religions

A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060674539

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence, and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier edition, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of engaging text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.

The World's Religions

Continuities and Transformations

Author: Peter B. Clarke,Peter Beyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135210993

Category: Reference

Page: 808

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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 Everything World's Religions Book

Explore the Beliefs, Traditions, and Cultures of Ancient and Modern Religions

Author: Kenneth Shouler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440500363

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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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.

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.

Many Peoples, Many Faiths

Author: Robert S. Ellwood,Barbara A. McGraw

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205797110

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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Explore Religions of our World. For more than three decades this introduction to the world's religions, Many Peoples, Many Faiths, has combined factual information with empathic writing that seeks to convey the flavor of our planet's diverse religions and cultures. This classic work helps students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. It is written in an engaging style and has been fully updated--with fresh insights and information on each of the world's major religions, along with new religious movements. MyReligionLab is an integral part of the Ellwood program. Key learning applications include MyReligionLibrary, MyAtlas, more than 50 videos to help students understand the content in the book. Teaching & Learning Experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Personalize Learning - MyReligionLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.. Improve Critical Thinking - Chapter Objectives at the beginning of each chapter and Questions for Review at the end of each chapter help readers build critical thinking and study skills. Engage Students - Helpful maps, timelines, summary information tables, and glossary guide student's learning. 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. NOTE: MyReligionLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MyReligionLab, order the package ISBN: 0205925588 / 9780205925582 Many Peoples, Many Faiths Plus NEW MyReligionLab -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205797113 / 9780205797110 Many Peoples, Many Faiths 0205871429 / 9780205871421 NEW MyReligionLab with Pearson eText -- Valupack Access Card

World Religions

Author: John Bowker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439554791

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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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.