World Religions: A SourceBook for Students of Christian Theology

World Religions: A SourceBook for Students of Christian Theology

by Richard Viladesau
     
 

A Sourcebook for Students of Christian Theology, edited by Richard Viladesau and Mark Massa. Written from a Christian perspective, this anthology of texts from the sacred books of the great world religions focuses on their views of salvation, God, and the human condition. See more details below

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A Sourcebook for Students of Christian Theology, edited by Richard Viladesau and Mark Massa. Written from a Christian perspective, this anthology of texts from the sacred books of the great world religions focuses on their views of salvation, God, and the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809134618
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
To the Instructor1
To the Student5
IThe Church and Other Believers9
1Christianity and the Religions16
2Religion as Unbelief18
3The Church and Non-Christian Religions21
IIHinduism26
AThe Philosophical Tradition: Selections from the Upanishads
4What Comes After Death?29
5Brahman as the Source of the World35
6The Nature of the Absolute (Brahman)36
7"That Art Thou"40
BThe Way of Devotion
8Love of the Lord Krishna43
9The Worship of the Divine Mother62
IIIBuddhism64
AThe Essence of the Tradition
10The Life and Enlightenment of Buddha68
11The Testament and Death of Buddha80
12The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path82
13The Path of Dhamma85
14Useless Questions88
15The Doctrine of No-Self90
BThe Expansion of the Tradition: Mahayana
16The Superiority of the Mahayana: The Parable of the Lost Son95
17Buddha as the Eternal Lord101
18The Power and Compassion of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara107
19Wisdom: The Way of Emptiness108
20Zen111
21The Tantric Way113
IVConfucianism and Taoism118
AThe Ethical Tradition: Kung Fu Tse and His Followers
22The Superior Person122
23The Way to Universal Order128
24Harmony: The Doctrine of the Mean129
25Love Toward All131
BThe Mystical Tradition: Taoism
26The Nameless Way and Its Virtue134
27True Humanity146
VZoroastrianism158
AThe Religion of Zarathushtra
28Zarathushtra Questions God161
29The Two Spirits164
30The Names of God166
BClassical Zoroastrianism: Ontological Dualism
31The Zoroastrian "Genesis"169
32The Resurrection and Last Judgment175
VIPost-Classical Judaism180
AInterpretation
33The Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the Emergence of Rabbinic Judaism182
34The Talmud and the Oral Tradition of Post-Biblical Judaism197
BMysticism and Reform
35Maimonides and Medieval Judaism210
36Mysticism and the Cabala216
CContemporary Judaism
37The Holocaust and the "Silence of God"233
VIIIslam242
AScripture
38The Written Revelation: The Holy Qur'an245
BIslamic Spirituality and Sects
39Sufism and Islamic Spirituality263
40The Shi'ites and the Imam270

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