The World s Religions Revised and Updated

The World s Religions  Revised and Updated
Author: Huston Smith
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780061763489
Available:
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Ninian Smart,Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster and J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions Ninian Smart
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0521637481
Available:
Release: 1998-06-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.

Experiencing the World s Religions

Experiencing the World s Religions
Author: Michael Molloy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1260813762
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Religions speak in symbols-fire, cloud, hills and high places, darkness and light, incense, candles, colors. Religions, though, perhaps love water best. Buddhists use water for blessing. Hindus purify themselves in rivers. Christians undergo baptism in water as a rite of initiation. Followers of Islam and Shinto cleanse themselves with water before prayer. Water means change, purification, and new beginnings. Because water can signify so much to us, it is the major symbol of this book. By studying many religions, we also hope to be cleansed and brought to new life. This book was written for my students. Keeping their needs in mind, I have tried to provide what is essential and to present it in clear language. I want to talk about doctrine and practice. Yet I also hope to show some of those things that have captivated me: religious music, art, and architecture. I want to show my respect for all religious traditions, both in a scholarly and an approachable way. Finally, I hope to invite students not only to read about religions, but also to experience them firsthand. It is like the difference between reading maps of a country and then actually traveling on its roads and seeing its sights. Experience brings the prize"--

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Peter Clarke,Friedhelm Hardy,Leslie Houlden,Stewart Sutherland
Pages: 995
ISBN: 9781136851858
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

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

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

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Ninian Smart
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0521631394
Available:
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.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: John Bowker
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0789496763
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Dk Pub
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.

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
Available:
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.

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.

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.

The World s Wisdom

The World s Wisdom
Author: Philip Novak
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062010841
Available:
Release: 2011-10-11
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

The World s Religions in Figures

The World s Religions in Figures
Author: Todd M. Johnson,Brian J. Grim
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781118323038
Available:
Release: 2013-03-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Created by two of the field’s leading experts, this unique introduction to international religious demography outlines the challenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, and presents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field of international religious demography – detailing what we know about religious adherents around the world, and how we know it Examines religious freedom and diversity, including agnostics and atheists, on a global scale, highlighting trends over the past 100 years and projecting estimates for the year 2050 Outlines the issues and challenges related to definitions, taxonomies, sources, analyses, and other techniques in interpreting data on religious adherence Considers data from religious communities, censuses, surveys, and scholarly research, along with several in-depth case studies on the global Muslim population, religion in China, and the religious demography 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 the contrary Provides resources for measuring both qualitatively and quantitatively important data on the world's religious situation in the twenty-first century

The Religions of Man

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sourcebook of the World s Religions

Sourcebook of the World s Religions
Author: Joel Beversluis
Pages: 420
ISBN: 1577313321
Available:
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: Huston Smith
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0062508113
Available:
Release: 1991-09-13
Editor: Harper Collins
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

Religion Matters

Religion Matters
Author: Prothero, Stephen
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780393422047
Available:
Release: 2020-07-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A religion is a system of stories, and there is no better way to engage with the worldÕs religions than through the stories that animate their beliefs and practices. Through the exploration of these ancient stories and contemporary practices, Stephen Prothero, a New York TimesÐbestselling author and gifted storyteller, helps students better grasp the role of religion in our fractured world and to develop greater religious literacy. Videos and an award-winning adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, further engage students and help them master core objectives and develop their own religious literacy.

The World s Religions Revised and Updated

The World s Religions  Revised and Updated
Author: Huston Smith
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780061763489
Available:
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.