World Religions: Eastern Traditions / Edition 3

World Religions: Eastern Traditions / Edition 3

by Willard G. Oxtoby, Roy C. Amore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195426762

ISBN-13: 9780195426762

Pub. Date: 02/08/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Building upon its already strong foundation, the third edition of World Religions: Eastern Traditions provides students with a thorough and in-depth survey of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Chinese, Korean, and Japanese religions. Featuring work from renowned contributors, this rich and descriptive text discusses the historical basis for…  See more details below

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Building upon its already strong foundation, the third edition of World Religions: Eastern Traditions provides students with a thorough and in-depth survey of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Chinese, Korean, and Japanese religions. Featuring work from renowned contributors, this rich and descriptive text discusses the historical basis for the religious traditions, shows how they have developed over time, and explains how they are now situated in the contemporary world.

New to this Edition:

* Full redesign featuring four-color throughout, 63 photos, and 7 maps
* An introductory chapter ("Why Religion?") that explores the origins of religion and some of the basic elements that traditions around the world share
* A concluding chapter ("Current Issues") examining how various traditions are responding to contemporary issues in such areas as politics, bioethics, gender, environment, and interfaith dialogue
* Four new contributors who provide fresh perspectives on Sikh, Jain, Japanese, and Chinese/Korean traditions
* Pedagogical features including "Traditions at a Glance" boxes, "Sites" boxes, recommended websites, and bolded key terms

Ideal for courses in Asian religions and comparative religions, World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Third Edition, combines a historically descriptive perspective with a spirit of sympathetic fascination.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195426762
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Photographs
Figures
Acknowledgements
A Personal Invitation1
Ch. 1The Hindu Tradition12
Ch. 2The Sikh Tradition126
Ch. 3The Jain Tradition160
Ch. 4The Buddhist Tradition198
Ch. 5East Asian Religions316
Ch. 6Asian and Pacific Horizons430
Ch. 7The Nature of Religion449
App. 1Transliteration of South Asian Terms471
App. 2East Asian Dynastic Eras and Transliteration of Chinese Terms473
Credits474
Index479

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