A World Religions Reader / Edition 3

A World Religions Reader / Edition 3

by Ian S. Markham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 140517109X

ISBN-13: 9781405171090

Pub. Date: 06/02/2009

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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.

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:
563,190
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Purpose and Method. The Purpose. Defining Religion. Competing Methodologies. Defending this Approach. Use in the Classroom.

2. Secular Humanism. The Secular Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

3. Hinduism. The Hindu Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Hindu Months. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

4. Buddhism. The Buddhist Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

5. Chinese Religion. The Chinese Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

6. Shintoism. The Shinto Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

7. Judaism. The Jewish Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

8. Christianity. The Christian Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

9. Islam. The Islamic Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions.

10. Sikhism. The Sikh Mind. World Views. Ethical Expression. Modern Expression. Fact Sheets: A Selected Summary of Beliefs. Historical Highlights. Sikh Months. Major Festivals. Key Terms. Revision Questions. Comparative Questions. Worldwide Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1997.

Annotated Bibliography.

Index.

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