World Religions Reader / Edition 2

World Religions Reader / Edition 2

by Gwilym Beckerlegge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415247497

ISBN-13: 9780415247498

Pub. Date: 12/07/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The World Religions Reader gathers together material on six of the world's most influential faiths. The selection of readings is drawn from a broad range of historical and contemporary sources, giving a full picture of the beliefs and practices of each religion. This new edition includes new introductions to each religious tradition, an extensively revised

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The World Religions Reader gathers together material on six of the world's most influential faiths. The selection of readings is drawn from a broad range of historical and contemporary sources, giving a full picture of the beliefs and practices of each religion. This new edition includes new introductions to each religious tradition, an extensively revised section on Hinduism, and a completely new selection of readings on Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415247498
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/07/2000
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part One: Judaism; Passages from the Jewish Bible; From the Rabbinic Tradition; Different Voices from the Past; The Holocaust and Post-Holocaust Theology; Judaism and Israel; Torah and Covenant: Recent and Contemporary Voices; Part Two: Christianity; Passages from the Christian Bible; The Church Fathers; The Churches: Their Life and Faith; Women's voices and Feminist Theology; Christianity and Social Justice; Part Three: Islam; From the Qur'an; The Beautiful Names; Hadith/Sunnah; Law in Islam; Muslim Mystics; Islam in the Late Twentieth Century; Part Four: Hinduism; Village Hinduism; Hindu Patterns of Liberation; The Modern Period; Part Five: Buddhism; From the Suttas (discourses) and Vinaya (discipline) of the Theravada Tradition; From the Mahayana Texts; Buddhist Practices; Recent and Contemporary Buddhist concerns; Part Six: Sikhism; Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh; The Sikh Tradition; Khalistan and Sikh Identity; A Sikh Woman of the Nineties; Index

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