Eerdmans Handbook to the World's Religions

Eerdmans Handbook to the World's Religions



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802808530
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/1994
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The Development of Religion

The Study of Religion
Religion Before History
Origins of Religion

Part Two: Ancient Religions

Land of the Aztecs and Incas: America before Columbus
Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Near East
Ancient Egypt: Land of the Priest-King
The Cosmic Battle: Zoroastrianism
The Ancient Religions of Greece and Rome
The Old Gods: Religions of Northern Europe
Nomads of the Steppes

Part Three: The Primal Religions

World of the Spirits
Case-study 1: Asia
Case-study 2: Korea
Case-study 3: Oceania
Case-study 4: Melanesia
Case-study 5: The Foe of Papua New Guinea
Case-study 6: The Aborigines
Case-study 7: The Maoris
Case-study 8: Madagascar
Case-study 9: African Religions
Case-study 10: The Zulus
Case-study 11: North American Indians
Case-study 12: The Andes

Part Four: Living Religions of the East

The Eternal Teaching: Hinduism
Roots: The Development of Hindu Religion
Approaches to Truth: The Great Interpreters
Concepts of Hinduism
Hindu Worship and the Festivals
Religion of the Gurus: The Sikh Faith
Respect For All Life: Jainism
Courage and Faith: The Parsis
The Enlightened One: Buddhism
Sages and Immortals: Chinese Religions
A Tapestry of Traditions: Japanese Religions
Unity and Peace: The Baha�i Faith

Part Five: People of a Book

Chosen People: Judaism
Story of a Nation
Branches of Judaism
Developments in Judaism
The Influence of Judaism
Life in a Jewish Family
The Way of the Prophet
The Worship of Islam
The Law of Islam A Day in the Life of a Muslim Family
Science, Art and Culture in Islam
The Unity and Variety in Islam
The Future of Islam

Part Six: Religion: or the Fulfilment of Religion?

Community of a Common Life
Christian Beliefs
The Claim to be Unique
The Bible
Christian Worship
The Christian Life
The Future of Christianity

Part Seven: Rapid Fact-finder

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