A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss,Blake Grangaard
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781315507514
Available:
Release: 2016-09-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard
Pages: 579
ISBN: 0205167977
Available:
Release: 2011-07
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the 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)

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Geoffrey Parrinder
Pages: 528
ISBN: 081601289X
Available:
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: Checkmark Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at the history and beliefs of ancient and modern religions, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Peter Clarke,Friedhelm Hardy,Leslie Houlden,Stewart Sutherland
Pages: 995
ISBN: 9781136851926
Available:
Release: 2004-01-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* 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

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions
Author: Tim Cooke
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781426206986
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Everything World s Religions Book

The Everything World s Religions Book
Author: Kenneth Shouler
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781440500367
Available:
Release: 2010-03-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Kids Book of World Religions

The Kids Book of World Religions
Author: Jennifer Glossop,John Mantha
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781554539819
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explains the basic beliefs, customs, and rituals of twelve different world religions, and includes information about tribal and native religions of Africa, North America, and Australia.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: John Bowker
Pages: 216
ISBN: 143955479X
Available:
Release: 2008-09-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Story of World Religions

The Story of World Religions
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781448847914
Available:
Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a timeline of the history of religion, from ancient and classical mythologies to tribal religions, Eastern religions including Hinduism and Buddhism, Western Judeo-Christian religions, and modern religions.

Dreaming in the World s Religions

Dreaming in the World s Religions
Author: Kelly Bulkeley
Pages: 331
ISBN: 9780814799574
Available:
Release: 2008-07-19
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Passing for what you are not—whether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as women—can be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it asks us to reconsider our assumptions and forces our most cherished fantasies of identity to self-destruct, that is centrally addressed in Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Identity in Western culture is largely structured around visibility, whether in the service of science (Victorian physiognomy), psychoanalysis (Lacan's mirror stage), or philosophy (the Panopticon). As such, it is charged with anxieties regarding classification and social demarcation. Passing wreaks havoc with accepted systems of social recognition and cultural intelligibility, blurring the carefully-marked lines of race, gender, and class. Bringing together theories of passing across a host of disciplines—from critical race theory and lesbian and gay studies, to literary theory and religious studies—Passing complicates our current understanding of the visual and categories of identity. Contributors: Michael Bronski, Karen McCarthy Brown, Bradley Epps, Judith Halberstam, Peter Hitchcock, Daniel Itzkovitz, Patrick O'Malley, Miriam Peskowitz, María C. Sánchez Linda Schlossberg, and Sharon Ullman.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0062508113
Available:
Release: 1991-09-13
Editor: HarperOne
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides an introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania

An Illustrated History of the World s Religions

An Illustrated History of the World s Religions
Author: Edward Geoffrey Parrinder
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0600337952
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Major World Religions

Major World Religions
Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781134429356
Available:
Release: 2003-12-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss
Pages: 598
ISBN: LCCN:69011587
Available:
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Religions Book

The Religions Book
Author: DK
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781465442123
Available:
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Religions Book clearly and simply explains all of the important information about the world's major, and many minor, religions, in an easy-to-access format. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Religions Book explores the beliefs that underpin religious traditions around the globe and how they developed. From primal beliefs to the world's great faiths and the continuing quest for spiritual meaning in our complex world, The Religions Book gets to the heart of what it means to believe in God and religion's place in society. The Religions Book includes: - A dedicated section for each of the world's five major faiths - Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism - Primal beliefs, ancient and classical mythology, and new religions - Brief biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of selected religions The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Religions Book will help even the complete novice understand the ideas behind faiths and the place of religion in the world.

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Author: David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard
Pages: 579
ISBN: 020517860X
Available:
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the 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)

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Ian Barnes
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1845733258
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World Religions looks at the history of the world's great faiths, from those that emerged thousands of years ago to those that have established themselves in more recent times. It is divided into the following chapters: Hinduism and Sikhism; Zoroastrianism; Judaism; Buddhism; Christianity; Islam; Religions of the Far East; and Other Religions. The book looks at the context in which these religions emerged and as migrations and military expansionism helped them to become established in certain regions of the world. World Religions explains the characteristics of each faith, but also demonstrates the common history that many of them share. The book also contains maps and plans showing many significant religious sites around the world, as well as data on how widespread the various faiths are today. With over 150 maps covering a wide range of religions over thousands of years, World Religions is a fascinating account of the diverse range of faiths that have helped shape the history of mankind. -- from dust jacket.

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
Author: Irving Hexham
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780310314486
Available:
Release: 2011-03-22
Editor: Zondervan Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David Noss,Blake Grangaard
Pages: 648
ISBN: 0205180736
Available:
Release: 2011-06-23
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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World Religions

World Religions
Author: Thomas A. Robinson,Hillary P. Rodrigues
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781441219725
Available:
Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.