Exploring Religious Meaning / Edition 6

Exploring Religious Meaning / Edition 6

by Robert C. Monk, Walter C. Hofheinz, Kenneth T. Lawrence, Joseph D. Stamey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130923869

ISBN-13: 9780130923868

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This book provides readers with the tools and resources for exploring the many dimensions of religion as a central reality of human life. It provides a functional definition of religion that suggests that religion is important to everyone because each person's life is shaped by, and all persons are concerned about, occasions in their lives that threaten

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This book provides readers with the tools and resources for exploring the many dimensions of religion as a central reality of human life. It provides a functional definition of religion that suggests that religion is important to everyone because each person's life is shaped by, and all persons are concerned about, occasions in their lives that threaten or promote fulfillment of the individual's basic values and commitments. Chapter coverage includes the six major world religions as they relate to: traditions, artistic expression, ways of conceiving the divine, the problem of evil, understanding the self, sin and guilt, death and the self, salvation and redemption, interpersonal relations, corporate expressions of ethical concerns, social stability and social change, human response to the natural process, and order and origins. For anyone interested in the formal study of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130923868
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS.

1. Toward a Definition of Religion.

2. Religious Traditions.

II. EXPERIENCING RELIGION.

3. Religious Experience.

4. Elements of Religious Experience.

5. Religion in Artistic Expression.

III. THE DIVINE.

6. Knowledge, Belief, Authority, and Tradition.

7. Ways of Conceiving the Divine.

IV. THE SELF AND RELIGION.

8. Evil: Its Reality and Meaning.

9. Understanding the Self.

10. Freedom and the Self.

11. Sin and Guilt.

12. Death and the Self.

13. Salvation and Redemption.

V. RELIGION AND THE SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXT.

14. The Religious Matrix of Interpersonal Relations.

15. Corporate Expressions of Ethical Concerns.

16. Religious Traditions and Social Stability.

17. Religious Traditions and Social Change.

VI. RELIGION AND THE NATURAL ORDER.

18. Human Response to the Natural Process.

19. Order and Origins.

Index of Religious Traditions.

Index of Names and Subjects.

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