Sourcebook of the World's Religions: An Interfaith Guide to Religion and Spirituality / Edition 3

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Overview

Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than a reference work, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays explore interfaith community and spiritual practices such as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. Portraits of all the major religious traditions are also included. This revised text offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Beversluis, editor and publisher of CoNexus Press, edited the first edition of this work (A Sourcebook for Earth's Community of Religions) for participants in the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions. This third edition is the single best resource yet for information on the growing interfaith movement. The volume has four parts: "Who Are We?" introduces each religious tradition; "Becoming a Community of Religions" provides background on the history and purposes of interfaith dialog; "Choosing Our Future" focuses on the role of religion in creating a culture of peace, respect for the environment, and human rights; and "Selected Resources for the Community of Religions" provides Internet and organizational directories, as well as an index of major areas of focus. This volume lacks the occasional useful organization (e.g., the Bah ' International Community's Office for the Environment), but as a source for basic information on religions, international documents articulating a global ethics of cooperation among spiritual traditions, and primary areas of focus for each tradition, it is essential for all academic, public, and theological libraries.--William P. Collins, Library of Congress Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
Includes small portraits of all the major religious traditions by scholars in each field, as well as essays on spiritual philosophies such as Wicca, theosophy, and indigenous religions by various adherents. The book is divided into four sections: major world religions, spiritualisms, and philosophies; interfaith dialogue; creating a peaceful, inclusive, just world; and a very large resource guide with various directories of on- and off-line religious sites. Under the third section, on creating a peaceful world, for example, one may find "The Jain Declaration on Nature," wherein it is written that one of Gandhi's most treasured friends was a Jain, Shrimad Rajchandra, who influenced the Mahatma with a central Jain tenet, , or nonviolence. The section on the Unification Church, another example, is absent all mention of the different phases and kinds of Moon's troubles, attempting only to give an objective portrait of the religion's tenets. This uncontentious, unconditionally loving compendium came out of a 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Internet Bookwatch
Sourcebook of the World's Religions is an outstanding interfaith guide to religion and spirituality which began as a resource and has grown into its present incarnation: a third enlarged, updated edition which gathers an impressive collection of writings crossing religious traditions. Over twenty religious traditions are presented along with articles, prayers, sacred texts and quotes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577311218
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 8.07 (w) x 9.89 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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