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A World Religions Reader / Edition 3
     

A World Religions Reader / Edition 3

by Ian S. Markham, Christy Lohr
 

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ISBN-10: 140517109X

ISBN-13: 9781405171090

Pub. Date: 06/02/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world’s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The World Religions Reader:

  • Explores the unique nature of various faiths by introducing their traditions

Overview

Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world’s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The World Religions Reader:

  • Explores the unique nature of various faiths by introducing their traditions and rituals, ethical dimensions, and modern expressions
  • Combines excerpts from sacred texts with reflections from a range of classic and contemporary thinkers - from the Bhagavad Gita and the Qur'an to Maimonides and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Significantly expands material on Christianity, with a greater emphasis on the diversity of the tradition as expressed in Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism
  • Broadens its coverage with new chapters on Emerging Religions, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Indigenous Religions
  • Considers the profound impact of 9/11 on the major religions and the effect it has had on our perceptions of others, and on interfaith communication
  • Includes numerous reader-friendly features, such as key terms sections, summary reviews of major beliefs and significant events, a glossary, and revision and comparative questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405171090
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Revised & Updated
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
275,666
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Maps xii

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Acknowledgments xiv

1 Purpose and Method 1

2 Indigenous Religions 13

3 Hinduism 31

4 Jainism 67

5 Buddhism 77

6 Chinese Religion 105

7 Shintoism 131

8 Zoroastrianism 153

9 Judaism 163

10 Christianity 191

11 Islam 213

12 Sikhism 237

13 Emerging Religions 261

14 Secular Humanism 273

Worldwide Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-2006 302

Annotated Bibliography 304

Credits 313

Index 325

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