Experiencing the World's Religions: Tradition, Challenge and Change / Edition 2

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Experiencing the World's Religions is a leading seller because it successfully addresses what a person should know about religions, and why. Michael Molloy provides an exceptionally clear and compelling account of the teaching of the world's religions. The text covers all the essential material and goes beyond traditional approaches to personally connect students with the vitality of the great religions.
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An engaging introductory text for undergraduates, featuring many first-person narratives and an emphasis on religious arts, history, and practices. Explores each religion's contributions to local and world culture and to the emerging culture of the 21st century, with chapters on patterns among religions, oral religions, and eight major world religions. Includes color photos, key terms, individual and group study projects, and suggestions for experiencing individual religions at home and abroad. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767420433
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/25/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Religion
Why Is There Religion? / Patterns among Religions / Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religion / Key Critical Questions / Why Study the Major Religions of the World? / The Pilgrimage
2. Oral Religions
Discovering Oral Religions / Studying Oral Religions: Learning from Patterns / Sacred Practices in Oral Religions / Oral Religions Today
3. Hinduism
The Origins of Hinduism / The Upanishads and the Axis Age / Living Spiritually in the Everyday World / Devotional Hinduism / Hinduism and the Arts / Hinduism: Modern Challenges
4. Buddhism
The Beginnings of Buddhism: The Life of the Buddha / The Basic Teachings of Buddhism / The Influence of Indian Thought on Early Buddhist Teachings / The Early Development of Buddhism / Theravada Buddhism: The Way of the Elders / Mahayana Buddhism: The "Big Vehicle" / Zen Buddhism: Enlightenment Through Experience / Vajrayana Buddhism: The "Diamond Vehicle" / Buddhism, the West, and Modern Challenges
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