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Pocket Guide to World Religions

Pocket Guide to World Religions

by Winfried Corduan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830827056

ISBN-13: 9780830827053

Pub. Date: 01/30/2006

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Have you ever wondered . . .
what the red dot on an Indian woman's forehead means?whether all Buddhist monks practice martial arts?if the Emperor of Japan is still considered a god?

Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to basic questions about the world's varied religions. In short, incisive chapters, Winfried Corduan introduces

Overview

Have you ever wondered . . .
what the red dot on an Indian woman's forehead means?whether all Buddhist monks practice martial arts?if the Emperor of Japan is still considered a god?

Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to basic questions about the world's varied religions. In short, incisive chapters, Winfried Corduan introduces readers to twelve of the world's major religions, including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto and Sikhism. For each, he offers brief descriptions of its name, numbers and distribution, key symbols, history, Scriptures, major beliefs, subgroups, worship practices, home practices, clothing, diet and calendar. Also included are even briefer descriptions of sixteen new religious movements and traditional or tribal religions.

This book is for students, pastors and other busy people who want the quick, bare-facts scoop on current religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830827053
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Series:
The IVP Pocket Reference Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
759,747
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Baha'i
3. Buddhism
4. Christianity
5. Confucianism
6. Daoism
7. Hinduism
8. Islam
9. Jainism
10. Judaism
11. New ReligionsAleph
Ahmadiyya Islam
Cao Dai
Christian Science
Falun Gong
Iskcon (Hare Krishna)
Jehovah's Witnesses
Juce
Mormonism
Nation of Islam
Rastafarianism
Scientology
Soka Gakkai
Tenrikyo
Unification Church
Wahhabite Islam
Wicca
Parsiism (Zoroastrianism)
Shinto
Sikhism
Traditional and Tribal Religions

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