Readings in Eastern Religions: 2nd edition / Edition 2

Readings in Eastern Religions: 2nd edition / Edition 2

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0889204357
ISBN-13:
9780889204355
Pub. Date:
12/08/2006
Publisher:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press

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Overview

Readings in Eastern Religions: 2nd edition / Edition 2

Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Chan / Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included. A section on modern China includes a poem written by Mao, exhibiting his Daoist sensibilities. A revised chapter on Buddhism presents the voices of modern Buddhist writers, including the Dalai Lama. Throughtout the volume, reflections on the role of women in Eastern religions, as well as women’s voices themselves, are added.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889204355
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 1,141,681
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Harold Coward is Professor Emeritus and the past director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria where he continues to be involved as a research fellow.

Ronald Neufeldt is a professor of Eastern religions at the University of Calgary, Alberta.

Eva K. Neumaier is Professor Emerita of comparative literature, religion, and film/media studies at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents for
Readings in Eastern Religions, 2nd Edition by Harold Coward, Ronald Neufeldt, and Eva Neumaier

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Names and Terms in Asian Languages

ONE
Hinduism

Scripture in Hinduism

Samhita

Rigveda

Atharvaveda

Brahmanas — The Satapatha Brahmana

Upanishads

Legal Literature

Laws of Manu

Epics

Bhagavad Gita

Ramayana

Devotional Literature

Bhagavad Gita

Ramayana

The Goddess

Indian Devotional Poet-Saints

Manikkavachakar

Appar

Kabir

Mirabai

Hindu Ethics and Dharma

Hindu Ethics and Dharma — Vasudha Narayanan

Sources of Dharma

Ages of Time

Specific Dharma and “Universal” or Common Dharma

Text and Practice

Moral Paradigms

Dharma and Liberation

New Reproduction Technology and the Hindu Tradition

Notes

TWO
Jainism

Jain Sutras

Notes

THREE
Buddhism

Buddha, the Awakened

Autobiographical Records

The Great Passing Away or Parinirvana

The Buddha Biography Told by a Narrator

Buddha’s Intrinsic Nature

Dharma: The Teaching of the Buddha

Ethics (Shila)

Cultivation of a Spiritual Life (bhavana)

The Development of Wisdom (prajna)

The Community

Selected Voices of Modern Buddhism

Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907): A Voice of Revisionist Buddhism

Thich Nhat Hanh (born 1926): Mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism

Women’s Voices

Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935), the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Notes

FOUR
Sikhism

Hymns of Guru Nanak

Rahit Namas

Notes

FIVE
Early Chinese Thought

Book of Historical Documents

Book of Odes

Book of Changes

Notes

SIX
Confucian Thought

Confucius

The Analects

Mencius

Xunzi

Neo-Confucians

Zhu Xi/Chu Hsi

Wang Yangming/Wang Yang-Ming

Notes

SEVEN
Daoist/Taoist Thought

Daodejing

Zhuangzi

Religious Daoism

The Alchemical Tradition

Notes

EIGHT
Modern Chinese Though

Mao Zedong

Notes

NINE
Shinto

The Ancient Mythology

Early and Medieval Shinto

The Engi Shiki (Institutes of the Engi Period)

Kitabatake Chikafusa (1263–1354)

Shinto Resurgence

Ichijo Kanera (1402–1481)

Kumazawa Banzan (1619–1691)

Motoori Norinaga (1730–1801)

Hirata Atsutane (1776–1843)

The Disestablishment of State Shinto

Notes

TEN
New Religions

Tenrikyo

Soka Gakkai

Notes

Glossary

Permissions

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