Religious Autobiographies

Religious Autobiographies

by Gary L. Comstock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534187803

ISBN-13: 9780534187804

Pub. Date: 08/28/1994

Publisher: Wadsworth

This anthology includes autobiographies of both men and women from diverse multicultural contexts. It presents religion as a ''lived experience,'' avoiding an overly theoretical approach. The main goal of the book is to help students acquire the ability to think with empathy about ''the other'' and critically about religion, and to do so while providing a

Overview

This anthology includes autobiographies of both men and women from diverse multicultural contexts. It presents religion as a ''lived experience,'' avoiding an overly theoretical approach. The main goal of the book is to help students acquire the ability to think with empathy about ''the other'' and critically about religion, and to do so while providing a multicultural and gender-balanced set of readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534187804
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: About Religious Autobiography. 1. What Is Autobiography? 2. What Is Religion? 3. How Should I Respond to Religious Autobiography? Unit 2: Religous Autobiographies. 4. Lakota Sioux: Cultus. John Fire Lame Deer. Mary Crow Dog. 5. Hinduism: Creed. Swami Agehananda Bharati. Shudha Mazumdar. 6. Zen Buddhism: The Uncanny. Janwillem van de Wetering. Satomi Myodo. 7. Judaism: Community. Judith Magyar Isaacson. Samuel Heilman. 8. Honduran Catholicism: Code. Padre Carney. Elvia Alvarado. 9. African-American Protestantism: Course. Benjamin E. Mays. Bessie Jones. 10. Islam: Character. Jalal Al-e Ahmad. Zaynab al-Ghazali.

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