Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 1

Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 1

by Robert E. Van Voorst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534191762

ISBN-13: 9780534191764

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: Wadsworth

This collection of primary scriptural materials--carefully edited for understanding--is a perfect accompaniment to any world religions text. Robert E. Van Voorst's informative introductions, charts of scripture canons, detailed annotations that explain more difficult language, illuminating vignettes, and other pedagogy--in addition to his meticulous editing of the

Overview

This collection of primary scriptural materials--carefully edited for understanding--is a perfect accompaniment to any world religions text. Robert E. Van Voorst's informative introductions, charts of scripture canons, detailed annotations that explain more difficult language, illuminating vignettes, and other pedagogy--in addition to his meticulous editing of the selections themselves--make them accessible and interesting to first-time readers.

Organized to help readers compare the various scriptures and traditions, each religion's scriptural selections include such topics as history, doctrinal teachings, ethical systems, methods of organization, worship, devotion, ritual, and meditation. The introductory chapter introduces the art of reading scripture, with practical suggestions, a pronunciation guide for foreign words, and other aids.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534191764
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
344

Table of Contents

Contents. Preface. Acknowledgements. I. SCRIPTURE AMONG THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS. 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. INDEX.

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