Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 4

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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.

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An auxiliary textbook and reader for a course in comparative religion. It excerpts scripture of major religions of the world and puts them in the context of their traditions. The fourth edition adds Baha'i, Christian Science, Latter Day Saints, the Unification Church, and Scientology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534602017
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400

Meet the Author

Robert Van Voorst is a professor in Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He obtained his Ph.D. in scripture studies from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He taught for ten years at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and was a visiting professor at Westminster College in Oxford, England. He is the author or co-author of ten books, and has written numerous articles for journals and reference works. Van Voorst is featured in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World for his contributions to religious studies.
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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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