Living Religions / Edition 6

Living Religions / Edition 6

by Mary Pat Fisher, Lee Worth Bailey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131933159

ISBN-13: 9780131933156

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This exceptionally readable book about the modern religious world explores the development, doctrines, and practices of today's major faiths. Beautifully illustrated with extensive use of quotations, interviews, and feature boxes of well-known figures, it explores the personal consciousness of believers, their religion, and reality at large. Topics covered in this…  See more details below

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This exceptionally readable book about the modern religious world explores the development, doctrines, and practices of today's major faiths. Beautifully illustrated with extensive use of quotations, interviews, and feature boxes of well-known figures, it explores the personal consciousness of believers, their religion, and reality at large. Topics covered in this book include Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and new religious developments and trends. For anyone interested in an overall view of today's religions that allows the reader to contrast and compare, including those in the clergy and workers in religious organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131933156
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface9
Ch. 1The Religious Response12
Ch. 2Indigenous Sacred Ways38
Ch. 3Hinduism69
Ch. 4Jainism114
Ch. 5Buddhism126
Ch. 6Taoism and Confucianism164
Ch. 7Shinto188
Ch. 8Zoroastrianism202
Ch. 9Judaism216
Ch. 10Christianity265
Ch. 11Islam331
Ch. 12Sikhism375
Ch. 13New Religious Movements394
Ch. 14Religion at the Turn of the Century422
Notes437
Glossary448
Credits456
Index458

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