Experiencing the World's Religions / Edition 5by Michael Molloy
Pub. Date: 10/29/2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Michael Molloy’s multi-dimensional examination of religions, combined with Connect Religion’s skills-based activities, provides an intimate learning experience for students. Experiencing the World’s Religions integrated program supports today’s students and provides skills that extend beyond the Introduction to Religion course,/i>/b>… See more details below
Michael Molloy’s multi-dimensional examination of religions, combined with Connect Religion’s skills-based activities, provides an intimate learning experience for students. Experiencing the World’s Religions integrated program supports today’s students and provides skills that extend beyond the Introduction to Religion course, engaging both non-majors and majors in the subject.
The goal of the 6th edition is to better meet the Introduction to Religion course challenges of building student engagement, developing critical analysis skills, and building writing skills. The 6th edition of Experiencing the World’s Religions continues to include primary sources, current examples, and coverage of women, to ensure students are introduced to unfamiliar religions in ways that are accessible, inviting, and intriguing.
Experiencing these concepts and cultures is the hallmark of Michael Molloy’s approach. His pedagogy and activities are now fully integrated and assessable within Connect Religion, to make for an increased understanding of the most important and memorable elements of each religion. Writing activities in Connect Religion, tied to chapter narrative, offer students the chance to develop their critical analysis skills and put their informed opinions on religion into writing. The result is greater student engagement and greater course success.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Understanding ReligionWhat Is Religion?Patterns Among Religions Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religion Key Critical Issues Why Study the Major Religions of the World? The PilgrimageChapter 2. Indigenous ReligionsDiscovering Indigenous Religions Studying Indigenous Religions: Learning from Patterns Sacred Practices in Indigenous Religions Indigenous Religions TodayChapter 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 ChallengesChapter 4. BuddhismThe Beginnings of Buddhism: The Life of the Buddha The Basic Teachings of Buddhism The Influence of Indian Thought on Early Buddhist TeachingsThe Early Development of Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism: The "Big Vehicle" Vajrayana Buddhism: The "Diamond Vehicle"Buddhism and the Modern WorldChapter 5. Jainism and Sikhism Shared Origins Jainism Background Mahavira and the Origins of Jainism Worldview Jain EthicsThe Development of Jainism and Its Branches Jain Practices Jain Scriptures Jain Art and Architecture Sikhism Background Nanak and the Origins of Sikhism The Worldview and Teachings of Nanak The Development of Sikhism Sikh Scriptures Sikhism and the Modern WorldChapter 6. Daoism and Confucianism
Basic Elements of Traditional Chinese Beliefs Daoism The Origins of Daoism The Basic Early Teachings Daoism and the Quest for Longevity The Development of Daoism Daoism and the Arts Daoism and the Modern World ConfucianismThe Dao in ConfucianismThe Life of ConfuciusLiving According to Confucian Values Confucian Literature The Development of Confucianism Confucianism and the ArtsConfucianism and the Modern WorldChapter 7. Shinto The Origins of Shinto The Historical Development of Shinto Essentials of Shinto Belief Shinto Religious Practice Shinto and the Arts Shinto Offshoots: The New Religions Shinto and the Modern World Chapter 8. Judaism An Overview of Jewish History The Hebrew Bible Biblical History Cultural Conflict during the Second Temple Era The Development of Rabbinical Judaism Questioning and Reform Judaism and the Modern World Jewish Belief Religious Practice Divisions within Contemporary JudaismJewish Identity and the Future of JudaismChapter 9. Christianity The Life and Teachings of JesusEarly Christian Beliefs and History The Early Spread of Christianity Influences on Christianity at the End of the Roman Empire The Eastern Orthodox Church Christianity in the Middle AgesThe Protestant Reformation The Development of Christianity Following the Protestant Reformation Christian Practice Christianity and the ArtsChristianity Faces the Modern WorldChapter 10. Islam The Life and Teachings of Muhammad Essentials of Islam The Historical Development of Islam Sufism: Islamic Mysticism Islamic Law and Philosophy Islam and the Arts Islam and the Modern WorldChapter 11. Alternative Paths Origins of New Religions Contemporary Paganism: Wicca and Druidism Religions of the Yoruba Tradition: Santería, Voodoo, CandombléTheosophy Scientology Falun Gong Cao Dai Rastafarianism Baha'i New Religious Movements: A Special Role Chapter 12. The Modern Search Modern Influences on the Future of Religion The Recurring Challenge of Change Environmentalism: A Religious Phenomenon? Eclectic Spirituality Notes Credits IndexIn each chapter: Related Readings Key Terms
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