Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 4

Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 4

by Robert E. Van Voorst
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534602010

ISBN-13: 9780534602017

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Presenting scripture readings in the context of their usage within the major religious traditions themselves and taking account of recent scholarship on the role of scriptures in religion, this anthology allows students to encounter world religions in a direct and meaningful way. ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES is a collection of the most notable and instructive

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Presenting scripture readings in the context of their usage within the major religious traditions themselves and taking account of recent scholarship on the role of scriptures in religion, this anthology allows students to encounter world religions in a direct and meaningful way. ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES is a collection of the most notable and instructive scriptures of the major living religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Also included are the most important scriptures of the new religious movements: Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, the Unification Church, and the Church of Scientology. Supported by introductions to the readings by the editor, this anthology provides the most comprehensive and pedagogically sound access to the sacred literature of the world available in a single volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534602017
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

1. SCRIPTURE AMONG THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS. Brief history of scripture scholarship. Nature and definition of scripture. Uses of scripture. Guide to pronunciation. Suggestions on how to read scriptures. Plan of this book. 2. HINDUISM. Introduction. Teaching. Organization. Ethics. Ritual and Meditation. Appendix 1: Selections from the Bhagavad-Gita. Appendix 2: Non-Sanskrit Sources (Two Tamil Poets). 3. BUDDHISM. Introduction. History. Teaching. Ethics. Organization. Ritual and Meditation. 4. JAINISM. Introduction. History. Teaching. Organization. Ethics. 5. SIKHISM. Introduction. Teaching. Ethics. Ritual. Organization. Appendix: Selections from the Dasam Granth. 6. CONFUCIANISM. Introduction. History. Ethics. Ritual. 7. TAOISM. Introduction. Teaching. Ethics. Ritual. 8. SHINTO. Introduction. Selections from the Kojiki. 9. ZOROASTRIANISM. Introduction. History. Teachings. Worship and Ritual. 10. JUDAISM. Introduction. History. Teaching. Ethics. Organization. Ritual. Appendix: Selections from the Mishnah and Talmud. 11. CHRISTIANITY. Introduction. History. Teaching. Ethics. Organization. Ritual. 12. ISLAM. Introduction. History. Teaching. Ethics. Worship and Ritual. Appendix: Selections from the Hadith. 13. NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS. Introduction. Baha'i. Christian Science. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Unification church.

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