The Ways of Religion: An Introduction to the Major Traditions / Edition 3

The Ways of Religion: An Introduction to the Major Traditions / Edition 3

by Roger Eastman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195118359

ISBN-13: 9780195118353

Pub. Date: 02/11/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Revised and updated, the third edition of this highly acclaimed anthology surveys all the major religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and African religions—and also covers Zen Buddhism, Shinto, and the religious experience in America. Ideal for courses in world religions and comparative religion, it

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Revised and updated, the third edition of this highly acclaimed anthology surveys all the major religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and African religions—and also covers Zen Buddhism, Shinto, and the religious experience in America. Ideal for courses in world religions and comparative religion, it introduces the unique claims, hopes, and wisdom of each tradition in its own voice, through substantial excerpts from its scriptures, prophets, and authors. "I have tried to pay heed," Eastman writes in his Preface, "to A. C. Bouquet's warning of many years ago that the study of religion may sink to the level of collecting dead insects or pressed flowers, which in the process lose all their color and reality. There is not much excuse for a dreary book about a subject as inherently interesting and provocative as the world's religions."
The following selections are new to the third edition: Diana L. Eck's "Frontiers of Encounter," Barbara Stoler Miller on Yoga, R. K. Narayan's story "Chudala," Julia Ching's "Confucianism in Perspective," Thomas Merton on Chuang Tzu, Joseph M. Kitagawa's "The Way of the Kami," Ian Reader on Shinto, Vincent Mulago on African Religions, and "A Personal Note" by John Hick.

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ISBN-13:
9780195118353
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/11/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
962,579
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
PROLOGUE
Introduction
Frontiers of Encounter, Diana L. Eck
I. HINDUISM: Himalayas of the Soul
The Hindu View of Life, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Hymns from the Rig Veda, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty (translator)
Selections, The Upanishads, Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester (translators)
Selections, Bhagavad-Gita, Barbara Stoler Miller (translator)
Yoga: The Discipline of Freedom, Barbara Stoler Miller
Chudala, R. K. Narayan
I Am But a Seeker After Truth, Mahatma Gandhi
II. BUDDHISM: Enlightenment, Compassion, Nirvana
The Roar of Awakening, Heinrich Zimmer (translator)
Buddhahood, Heinrich Zimmer
Selections, Buddhist Scriptures,, Edward Conze (translator)
Selections, The Dhammapada
Buddhaghosa on the Recollection of Death, Edward Conze (translator)
The Mahayana and the Ideal of Bodhisattva, Ananda Coomaraswamy
Buddhism As a Way of Life, Walpola Rahula
Holder of the White Lotus, The Dalai Lama
III. ZEN BUDDHISM: The Sound of One Hand
The Essence of Zen, D.T. Suzuki
Zen Dust: The Koan, Ruth Fuller Sasaki
Han-shan and Cold Mountain, Gary Snyder (translator)
Hakuin: Poor Hole-Dwelling Devil, Philip B. Yampolsky (translator)
Be Like a Frog, Shunryu Suzuki
IV. CONFUCIANISM: An Ideal of Moral Order
Confucius and the Struggle for Human Happiness
Selections, The Analects, Arthur Waley (translator)
Selections, The Book of Mencius, W.A.C.H. Dobson (translator)
Confucian Self-Realization, Tu Wei-ming
Confucianism in Perspective, Julia Ching
A Confucian Metaphor—The Holy Vessel, Herbert Fingarette
V. Taoism: The Way to Do Is to Be
The Old Master and His Book, Frederic Spiegelberg
Selections, Tao Te Ching, Gia-fu Feng and Jane English (translators)
Selections, Chuang Tzu, Thomas Merton
The Chinese Mind: Its Taoist Substratum, Lin Tung-chi
Tao Now, Huston Smith
VI. SHINTO: The Way of the Kami
Shinto and Japan: An Overview, Edwin O. Reischauer
The Way of the Kami, Joseph M. Kitagawa
The True Way, Motoori Norinaga
Beginnings, Births, Fertility, and Festivals, Ian Reader
Glimpses of Shinto, Lafcadio Hearn
VII. JUDAISM: The Sanctification of Life
What Is Judaism?, Nicholas de Lange
Nothing Is Ordinary, Louis Finkelstein
Selections, The Holy Scriptures, The Jewish Publication Society
The Essential Talmud, Adin Steinsaltz
Jewish Mystical Tales, Howard Schwartz
Holocaust, Emil L. Fackenheim
VIII. CHRISTIANITY: Taking Up The Cross
Ways of Being Religious in the New Testament, Norman Perrin
Selections, The New Testament, New Revised Standard Version
The Gospel of Thomas, Thomas O. Lambdin (translator)
Selections, The Confessions, St. Augustine
The Anguish of Being a Christian, Soren Kierkegaard
Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton
On the Road to Damascus, Rita Dove
IX. ISLAM: The Straight Path
Muhammad, Prophet of God, John L. Esposito
Selections, The Koran, A. J. Arberry (translator)
The Qur'anic Teaching, Fazlur Rahman
Deliverance from Error, Al-Ghazali
Moments of the Religious Life, Isma'il R. Farugi
Male and Female in Islamic Perspective, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
X. AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS: The Dawn of All Things
Errors of Terminology, E. Bolaji Idowu
Traditional African Religion, Vincent Mulago
God in African Belief, E. Geoffrey Parrinder
Ogotemmeli and the Dawn of All Things, Marcel Griaule
Divinities, Spirits, and the Living Dead, John S. Mbiti
XI. RELIGION IN AMERICA: A Sampler
Frontier Preacher, Peter Cartwright
The Faith of the Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith
Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy
The Souls of Black Folk
The Spiritual Values of Native Americans, Joseph Epes Brown
EPILOGUE
Introduction
A Personal Note, John Hick

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