Introduction To World Religions

Introduction To World Religions

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Introduction To World Religions

With an emphaisis on communities of faith, this accessible book will introduce students to the classic texts, important events, key figures, defining rituals, essential creeds and symbols of world religions.


Introduction byWilliam Scott Green


A. Judaism: Beginnings: Religion of Ancient Israel byBaruch A. Levine

B. Judaism: The Formation byJacob Neusner

C. Judaism in Modern Times: Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative Judaism,

ZionismbyJacob Neusner

2. Christianity

A. Christianity: Beginnings by Bruce Chilton

B. Christianity: Roman Catholicism byLawrence S. Cunningham

C. Orthodox Christianity byJ. A. McGuckin

D. Christianity: Protestantismby Martin E. Marty

3. Islam

A. Islam: Beginnings by Th. Emil Homerin

B. Islam: The Shiite Tradition byLiyakat Takim

C. Islam: The Sunni Tradition byTh. Emil Homerin

4. Hinduism byDouglas Brooks

5. Buddhism

A. Buddhism: Beginnings byMario Poceski

B. Buddhism: The Theravada Tradition by Kristen Scheible

C. Buddhism: The Mahayana Tradition byMark L. Blum

6. Daoism byMark Meulenbled

7. ConfucianismbyMark A. Csikszentmihalyi

8. ShintobyJames L. Ford

9. Indigenous Religions

A. Indigenous Religious Tradition byJualynne E. Dodson and Soyna Maria Johnson

B. African Indigenous Religions byJacob Olupona

10. New 19th Century American Religions byDanny L. Jorgensen

11. New 20th Century American Religions by Dell deChant

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687660001
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


A “Humanly Relevant” Cosmos: What We Study When We Study Religion William Scott Green vii

1 Judaism

Judaism: Beginnings Baruch A. Levine 1

The Formation Jacob Neusner 21

Judaism in Modern Times: Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative Judaism; Zionism Jacob Neusner 37

2 Christianity

Christianity: Beginnings Bruce Chilton 51

Roman Catholicism Lawrence S. Cunningham 67

Orthodox Christianity J. A. McGuckin 85

Protestantism Martin E. Marty 101

3 Islam

Islam: Beginnings Th. Emil Homerin 119

The Shi'i Tradition Liyakat Takim 133

The Sunni Tradition Th. Emil Homerin 149

4 Hinduism Douglas Brooks 163

5 Buddhism

Buddhism: Beginnings Mario Poceski 181

The Theravada Tradition Kristin Scheible 197

The Mahayana Tradition Mark L. Blum 215

6 Daoism Mark Meulenbeld 233

7 Confucianism Mark A. Csikszentmihalyi 251

8 Shinto James L. Ford 265

9 Indigenous Religions

Indigenous Religious Tradition Jualynne E. Dodson Sonya Maria Johnson 283

African Indigenous Religions Jacob Olupona 291

10 New Nineteenth-century American Religions Danny L. Jorgensen 309

11 New Twentieth-century American Religions Dell deChant 327

Contributors 345

Notes 347

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