The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations / Edition 2

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Overview

How did the universe come to exist? What is the nature of its creator? Is there a purpose to human existence? What is it to live a good life?
The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations offers not just one, but many, answers to these questions. Geoffrey Parrinder has drawn on all the great books of world religions - the Bible, the Qur'an, Zoroastrian Gathas, Hindu Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Jewish Mishnah, Sikh Adi Granth and Chinese Tao Te Ching - in this collection of over 3000 quotations. Discover the words of prophets, scholars and mystics on matters spiritual and moral, as well as Plato on sexuality, Freud on religion and Gandhi on violence.
Originally published in 1990, The Routledge Dictionary of Religious Quotations is now reissued with a new preface by Geoffrey Parrinder.

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'Religious and Spiritual Quotations can be dipped into or used as a research aid to source unknown quotations. It would also be a useful companion to trace out a particular subject or theme...' - Caroline Hancock, Trinity College, Camarthen, Journal of Beliefs and Values
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In some 3,000 quotations, Parrinder (comparative religion, U. of London) has tried to be comprehensive and selective, ancient and modern. In each topical section, he includes only one quotation each from the Old and New Testaments so the Bible doesn't overwhelm all else. Then he turns to such sources as the Koran, Zoroastrian Gathas, Hindo Vedas, Buddhist Dhammapada, and the Chinese Tao Te Ching. The 1990 original was published as . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415233934
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Parrinder is Emeritus Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at the University of London. He is the author of over 30 books on world religions, which have been translated into many languages.

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Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Religious Forms; 2. The Supernatural; 3. The Nature of God; 4. The Universe; 5. Humanity; 6. The Sacred; 7. Sacred Persons; 8. Sacred Words; 9. Sacred Actions; 10. Spirituality; 11. Spiritual Exercises; 12. Religious Community; 13. Religious Philosophy; 14. Virtue and the Good; 15. Morality; 16. Men and Women; 17. Society; 18. Last Things; Text and Author Index; Subject Index
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