Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 3

Anthology of World Scriptures / Edition 3

by Robert E. Van Voorst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534541933

ISBN-13: 9780534541934

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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…  See more details below

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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:
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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