Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 3

Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 3

by Robert E. Van Voorst
     
 

All major living faiths express their teachings in the form of writing. Van Voorst (Western Theological Seminary) surveys twelve of the most prominent, focusing on their texts and what they say about the nature of life, what came before and what comes after, the relationship with the divine, and how one should live with those in and out of the faith. He covers… See more details below

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All major living faiths express their teachings in the form of writing. Van Voorst (Western Theological Seminary) surveys twelve of the most prominent, focusing on their texts and what they say about the nature of life, what came before and what comes after, the relationship with the divine, and how one should live with those in and out of the faith. He covers Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and newer movements such as Baha'i, Christian Science, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the Unification Church. Van Voorst gives contexts to each selection of scripture through the faiths' history, teaching, organization, ethics, and ritual, provides material from supporting texts, and includes a glossary and a review of the scriptures in film. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534541934
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Religion Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Scripture Among the World's Religions1
Ch. 2Hinduism25
Ch. 3Buddhism69
Ch. 4Jainism107
Ch. 5Sikhism121
Ch. 6Confucianism141
Ch. 7Taoism167
Ch. 8Shinto181
Ch. 9Zoroastrianism191
Ch. 10Judaism203
Ch. 11Christianity247
Ch. 12Islam285
AppendixUsing Anthology of World Scriptures with Your Text325
Index332

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