The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0062508113
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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

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Peter Clarke,Friedhelm Hardy,Leslie Houlden,Stewart Sutherland
Pages: 995
ISBN: 9781136851926
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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

The Religions of Man

The Religions of Man
Author: Huston Smith
Pages: 328
ISBN: OCLC:894963615
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Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard
Pages: 658
ISBN: 9781351578424
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Release: 2017-12-22
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 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 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 Illustrated World s Religions

The Illustrated World s Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0060674407
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Release: 1995-08-18
Editor: HarperOne
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated 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 editions, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of winsome text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: John Bowker
Pages: 216
ISBN: 143955479X
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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.

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Norton Anthology of World Religions
Author: Cunningham, Lawrence S,Miles, Jack
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780393918991
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Release: 2015-02-18
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Christianity brings together over 150 texts from the Apostolic Era to the New Millennium. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Lawrence S. Cunningham’s “The Words and the Word Made Flesh,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Christianity.

Sourcebook of the World s Religions

Sourcebook of the World s Religions
Author: Joel Beversluis
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781577313328
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Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: New World Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: William A. Young
Pages: 437
ISBN: 0205917615
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Release: 2013
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- 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

The World s Religions
Author: Peter B. Clarke,Peter Beyer
Pages: 808
ISBN: 9781135211004
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Release: 2009-05-07
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day

Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day
Author: Garry R. Morgan
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781441259882
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Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

User-Friendly Beginner's Guide to World Religions The world is becoming more integrated. What once seemed like the religions of exotic faraway lands are now practiced by families next door. These short, easily digestible readings give an overview of the beliefs, histories, and practices of dozens of religions, including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and many more. Garry Morgan blends the knowledge of a college professor with real-world experience and an accessible style. Broken into forty brief chapters, this book can be used as a reference for those who need quick and clear answers or read straight through by curious readers.

The Compact Guide To World Religions

The Compact Guide To World Religions
Author: Dean Halverson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781556617041
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Release: 1996-03-01
Editor: Bethany House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Succinct chapters provide an excellent guide to understanding Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism, Shintoism, and more.

The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Living Faiths

The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Living Faiths
Author: Robert Charles Zaehner
Pages: 456
ISBN: 1859862187
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Release: 1988-01-01
Editor: Hodder Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text presents an easy-to-use and comprehensive encyclopedia of living faiths.

12 Major World Religions

12 Major World Religions
Author: Jason Boyett
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1623156920
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Zephyros Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Ninian Smart
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0521631394
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Release: 1998-06-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The World's Religions offers a fascinating insight into a wide range of faiths, their history and their followers. In the richly illustrated new edition of this popular book, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Arvind Sharma
Pages: 371
ISBN: 9780800697464
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Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

How the World s Religions are Responding to Climate Change

How the World s Religions are Responding to Climate Change
Author: Robin Globus Veldman,Andrew Szasz,Randolph Haluza-DeLay
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781136181313
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Release: 2013-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A growing chorus of voices has suggested that the world’s religions may become critical actors as the climate crisis unfolds, particularly in light of international paralysis on the issue. In recent years, many faiths have begun to address climate change and its consequences for human societies, especially the world’s poor. This is the first volume to use social science to examine how religions are helping to address one of the most significant and far-reaching challenges of our time. While there is a growing literature in theology and ethics about climate change and religion, little research has been previously published about the ways in which religious institutions, groups and individuals are responding to the problem of climate change. Seventeen research-driven chapters are written by sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and other social scientists. This book explores what effects religions are having, what barriers they are running into or creating, and what this means for the global struggle to address climate change.

Unifying Truths of the World s Religions

Unifying Truths of the World s Religions
Author: C. David Lundberg
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0979630827
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Release: 2010
Editor: David Lundberg
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this groundbreaking and exhaustively researched book, David Lundberg convincingly demonstrates that it's the principles that every major faith holds in common--the unifying truths--that have the power and promise to bring us together instead of driving us apart. With over 800 quotations from sacred texts, this inspiring work reveals the simple philosophy that takes shape from those universal truths. These powerful principles, organized in an easy-to-understand way, form the foundation of love, wisdom, personal power, and abundant living. Praised by religious leaders and world peace advocates alike, this award-winning work is an indispensable guide. Regardless of your faith, following these shared principles will enable you to: -Experience higher levels of peace and joy. -Take control of your life and achieve success. -Improve the quality of all your relationships. -Have more love, fulfillment, and meaning in your life. -Rediscover your zest for living. Whether you're a new or seasoned spiritual seeker, churchgoer, world peace advocate, religious scholar or student of comparative religion, this exquisite collection of spiritual teachings will inspire and empower you to enjoy a life of greater love, wisdom, and success. Contains complete source notes, index, and glossary. Winner of several book awards, the book was also a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award and the Nautilus Award.

One World Many Religions

One World  Many Religions
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Pages: 86
ISBN: 067993930X
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Release: 1996
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illustrated introduction to comparative religion, discussing Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.