World Religions

Examines each religion--including ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and nature religions--discussing its history, founder, major deity, beliefs, festivals, and celebrations.

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  • Author : John Bowker
  • Publisher : Dk Pub
  • Pages : 216 pages
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12 Major World Religions

12 Major World Religions
  • Author : Jason Boyett
  • Publisher : Zephyros Press
  • Release : 30 August 2016
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For billions of people, having a religious belief system provides purpose in life. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior. Today's world is one in which our understanding of world religions is both understatedly important, as well as increasingly complex. After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this comprehensive, easy-to-understand exploration of the twelve major world religions through a meticulous, yet unbiased lens. 12 Major World Religions offers an impartial look

World Religions and Cults 101

World Religions and Cults 101
  • Author : Bruce Bickel,Stan Jantz
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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Why are there so many religions? Do they basically teach the same thing? Bruce and Stan address these questions and more as they take a close look at some of the world's major religions and belief systems. From Islam to Jehovah's Witnesses and from New Age Spirituality to Atheism, Darwinism, and Naturalism, World Religions and Cults 101 features-- key teachings of each religion quick-glance belief charts brief biographies of leaders study questions for group or individual use suggested reading Readers will

The World's Religions

The World's Religions
  • Author : Ninian Smart,Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster and J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions Ninian Smart
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 28 June 1998
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Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.

World Religions

World Religions
  • Author : John Bowker
  • Publisher : Dk Pub
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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Examines each religion--including ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and nature religions--discussing its history, founder, major deity, beliefs, festivals, and celebrations.

World Religions

World Religions
  • Author : Thomas A. Robinson,Hillary P. Rodrigues
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 11 November 2014
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This masterful survey of world religions presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The new edition contains added material and has been revised throughout. The authors, both respected scholars of world religions, have over fifty years of combined teaching experience. Their book is accessibly written for introductory classes, can be easily adapted for one- or two-semester courses, and presents a neutral approach for broad classroom use. Pedagogical aids include further

Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions
  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 01 July 2018
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This leading textbook for world religion is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting layout with rich illustrations. Introductory sections on understanding religion and the religions of antiquity lay the foundation for the study of the numerous religious traditions highlighted in the

The Invention of World Religions

The Invention of World Religions
  • Author : Tomoko Masuzawa
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 May 2005
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The idea of "world religions" expresses a vague commitment to multiculturalism. Not merely a descriptive concept, "world religions" is actually a particular ethos, a pluralist ideology, a logic of classification, and a form of knowledge that has shaped the study of religion and infiltrated ordinary language. In this ambitious study, Tomoko Masuzawa examines the emergence of "world religions" in modern European thought. Devoting particular attention to the relation between the comparative study of language and the nascent science of religion,

Altruism in World Religions

Altruism in World Religions
  • Author : Jacob Neusner,Bruce Chilton
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release : 08 November 2005
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In 1830 philosopher Auguste Comte coined the term altruism to provide a general definition for the act of selflessly caring for others. But does this modern conception of sacrificing one's own interests for the well-being of others apply to the charitable behaviors encouraged by all world religions? In Altruism in World Religions prominent scholars from an array of religious perspectives probe the definition of altruism to determine whether it is a category that serves to advance the study of religion. Exploring

World Religions in Practice

World Religions in Practice
  • Author : Paul Gwynne
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 07 August 2017
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A new and expanded edition of a highly successful textbook on world religions with a comparative approach which explores how six major religions are lived and expressed through their customs, rituals and everyday practices. A new edition of this major textbook, exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices by focusing on the 'lived experience' This comparative study is enriched and broadened with the inclusion of a sixth religion, Daoism Takes a thematic, comparative and practical

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
  • Author : Irving Hexham
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release : 22 March 2011
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Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually, valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Norton Anthology of World Religions
  • Author : Cunningham, Lawrence S,Miles, Jack
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 18 February 2015
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This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
  • Author : David Whitten Smith,Elizabeth Geraldine Burr
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 21 August 2014
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Understanding World Religions introduces students to major worldviews—including Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Native American, and Marxist—through the lens of justice and peace. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout. After an introduction to key themes in studying world religion, chapters help students explore major traditions today. Each chapter takes a similar approach, examining several dimensions of each tradition—experiential and emotional, social and institutional, narrative or mythic, doctrinal and philosophical, practical and ritual, and ethical