A World Religions Reader / Edition 3

A World Religions Reader / Edition 3

by Ian S. Markham
     
 

Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world’s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The World Religions Reader:

  • Explores the unique nature of various faiths by introducing their

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Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world’s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The World Religions Reader:

  • Explores the unique nature of various faiths by introducing their traditions and rituals, ethical dimensions, and modern expressions
  • Combines excerpts from sacred texts with reflections from a range of classic and contemporary thinkers - from the Bhagavad Gita and the Qur'an to Maimonides and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Significantly expands material on Christianity, with a greater emphasis on the diversity of the tradition as expressed in Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism
  • Broadens its coverage with new chapters on Emerging Religions, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Indigenous Religions
  • Considers the profound impact of 9/11 on the major religions and the effect it has had on our perceptions of others, and on interfaith communication
  • Includes numerous reader-friendly features, such as key terms sections, summary reviews of major beliefs and significant events, a glossary, and revision and comparative questions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405171090
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Revised & Updated
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,120,473
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Purpose and Method1
2Secular Humanism17
3Hinduism55
4Buddhism115
5Chinese Religion155
6Shintoism187
7Judaism219
8Christianity259
9Islam287
10Sikhism319
The Location and Numbers of Adherents of Major World Religions356
Annotated Select Bibliography359
Index366

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