Invitation to World Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd,Layne Little,Bradley P. Nystrom,Richard Shek

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190690816

Category: Religion

Page: 688

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Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure--"Teachings," "History," and "Way of Life"--and numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to World Religions, Third Edition, invites students to explore the world's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. This chapter structure enables students to navigate each religion in a consistent and systematic way and to make comparisons between religions. The book describes the essential features of each religion and shows how they have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation for what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents.

Invitation to Asian Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd,Layne Little,Brad Nystrom,Richard Shek,Robert Platzner,Erin Stiles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190211264

Category: Asia

Page: 304

View: 5911

"Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure--"Teachings," "History," and "Way of Life"--and numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to Asian Religions invites students to explore Asia's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. It describes the essential features of each Asian religion and shows how they have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they have developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation of what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents"--

Primary Source Readings in World Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884898474

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 8029

Primary Source Readings in World Religions provides your students with the opportunity to read foundational texts from the major world religions. Through understanding other religions we can create an atmosphere of genuine respect and honest discussion. In doing this we can respond to the invitation Pope Benedict XVI extended to all of us when he said, "I encourage all religious groups in America to persevere in their collaboration and thus enrich public life with the spiritual values that motivate your action in the world" (from Benedict XVI; Meeting with Representatives of Other Religions.) In Primary Source Readings in World Religions you will find portions of the foundational texts and teachings of a wide variety of world religions, including Islam, Shinto, Confucianism, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Buddhism.>

Introduction to World Religions

Third Edition

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506446019

Category: Religion

Page: 603

View: 9881

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 volume, including indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Chinese, Korean, and Japanese religions. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps of the world's religions, and a useful glossary. Both historical overviews and modern perspectives for each religion are included. This third edition has several updates, including a new design, a new section on women and religion, and a newly revised section on religions in today's world.

The Sacred Quest

An Invitation to the Study of Religion

Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham,John Kelsay

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131923775

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 7322

For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Religion. This text provides a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. The focus of individual chapters gives equal weight to both theoretical issues and to practices as they are reflected in the major religions of the world.

Invitation to World Missions

A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Timothy C. Tennent

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825438837

Category: Religion

Page: 559

View: 2811

A primary resource introducing missions for the passionate follower of Christ

World Religions

A Voyage of Discovery

Author: Jeffrey Brodd

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884899977

Category: Religion

Page: 310

View: 6849

The Subcommittee on the Catechism (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism), has judged that the text falls outside the scope of the types of materials they review for conformity to the Catechism.* The third edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to 11 of the world's major religious traditions. Updated references highlighting recent events in the history of the traditions, 50 new images, and revised chapter on Sikhism help eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. *The Subcommittee on the Catechism reviews only materials which are catechetical in nature and which teach the beliefs, practices, and doctrine of the Catholic Faith. World Religions falls outside the scope of the types of materials the Committee reviews. This text outlines the basic beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world, taking a comparative approach, as do most texts on this topic, to identify the distinctive elements of the various religions.

Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113594816X

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 1535

This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.
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How the World's Religions are Responding to Climate Change

Social Scientific Investigations

Author: Robin Globus Veldman,Andrew Szasz,Randolph Haluza-DeLay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 5353

A growing chorus of voices has suggested that the world’s religions may become critical actors as the climate crisis unfolds, particularly in light of international paralysis on the issue. In recent years, many faiths have begun to address climate change and its consequences for human societies, especially the world’s poor. This is the first volume to use social science to examine how religions are helping to address one of the most significant and far-reaching challenges of our time. While there is a growing literature in theology and ethics about climate change and religion, little research has been previously published about the ways in which religious institutions, groups and individuals are responding to the problem of climate change. Seventeen research-driven chapters are written by sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and other social scientists. This book explores what effects religions are having, what barriers they are running into or creating, and what this means for the global struggle to address climate change.

Invitation to Western Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd,Layne Little,Brad Nystrom,Richard Shek,Robert Platzner,Erin Stiles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190211271

Category: Cults

Page: 384

View: 1297

Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure--"Teachings," "History," and "Way of Life"--and numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to Western Religions invites students to explore the world's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. This chapter structure enables students to navigate Western religions--Indigenous Religions of North America, Indigenous Religions of Africa, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and New Religious Movements--in a consistent and systematic way and helps students to make comparisons between religions. The book describes the essential features of each Western religion and shows how they have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation for what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents. FEATURES: A consistent, modular chapter structure--"Teachings, "History," and "Ways of Life"--enables students to navigate each religion in a consistent and systematic way and helps them to make comparisons between religions A lucid and accessible writing style imparts a sense of invitation, welcoming students into the beliefs and practices of religious adherents around the world A large team of authors with diverse specialties ensures that each religion is covered with true expertise "Voices" present personal, candid interviews with a diverse array of people sharing the ways in which they live their faiths "Seeking Answers" sections at the end of each chapter encourage students to compare the ways in which different religions address the same essential questions "Visual Guides" offer keys to important religious symbols in easy-to-read tables for quick reference and comparison Chapter-opening maps and timelines throughout the text provide geographical, social, and political context for each religion's development "For Review" and "For Further Reflection" questions prompt students to reexamine essential concepts and invite students to think critically and to engage in deeper analyses Key terms are boldfaced at their first appearance and defined in the glossaries that follow each chapter and also in the glossary at the back of the book Suggestions for further reading direct students to some of the best and most recent print and online resources on each tradition Also available to suit your course needs: Invitation to World Religions, Second Edition: 978-0-19-937836-4 Invitation to Asian Religions: 978-0-19-021126-4

Invitation to World Religions

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497045932

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 4952

Facts101 is your complete guide to Invitation to World Religions. In this book, you will learn topics such as Indigenous Religions of Africa, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Animals in Religion

Devotion, Symbol and Ritual

Author: Barbara Allen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780236050

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 9988

Animals in Religion explores the role of animals within a wide range of religious traditions. Exploring countless stories and myths passed down orally and in many religious texts, Barbara Allen—herself a practicing minister—offers a fascinating history of the ways animals have figured in our spiritual lives, whether they have been Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or any number of lesser-known religions. Some of the figures here will be familiar, such as St. Francis of Assisi, famous for his accord with animals, or that beloved remover of obstacles, Ganesha, the popular elephant god in the Hindu pantheon. Delving deeper, Allen highlights the numerous ways that our religious practices have honored and relied upon our animal brethren. She examines the principle of ahimsa, or nonviolence, which has Jains sweeping the pathways before them so as not to kill any insects, as well as the similar principle in Judaism of ts’ar ba’alei chayim and the notion in some sects of Islam that all living creatures are Muslim. From ancient Egypt to the Druids to the indigenous cultures of North America and Australia, Allen tells story after story that emphasizes the same message: all species are spiritually connected.

Create Your Own Religion

A How-To Book without Instructions

Author: Daniele Bolelli

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 1609258665

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Create Your Own Religion is a call to arms—an open invitation to question all the values, beliefs, and worldviews that humanity has so far held as sacred in order to find the answers we need to the very practical problems facing us. Writer, philosopher, and professor of comparative religion, Daniele Bolelli, leads the reader through three thousand years of mythology, misogyny, misinformation, and the flat-out lies about “revealed truth” that continue to muddle our ability to live a peaceful life, free of guilt and shame and the ultimate fear of death. “Our worldviews are in desperate need of some housecleaning,” says Bolelli. “We enter the 21st century still carrying on our backs the prejudices and ways of thinking of countless past generations. What worked for them may or may not still be of use, so it is our job to make sure to save the tools that can help us and let go of the dead weight.”

Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion

Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction

Author: J.D.Y. Peel,John David Yeadon Peel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520285859

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit to learn more. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres were the source of contrasting cultural influences, notably those emanating from the world religions. However, the Yoruba not only imported Islam and Christianity but also exported their own orisa religion to the New World. Before the voluntary modern diaspora that has brought many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of thousands were sold as slaves in the New World, bringing with them the worship of the orisa. Peel offers deep insight into important contemporary themes such as religious conversion, new religious movements, relations between world religions, the conditions of religious violence, the transnational flows of contemporary religion, and the interplay between tradition and the demands of an ever-changing present. In the process, he makes a major theoretical contribution to the anthropology of world religions.

Making Sense of God

Finding God in the Modern World

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143108700

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 2518

"In this revelatory and thought-provoking book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites those skeptical of faith and religion in general to consider a Christian God that still makes sense. What if Christianity provided us with unsurpassed resources to answer questions regarding fulfillment, personal freedom, justice, and hope? Written for undecided seekers, secular skeptics, and believers looking to deepen their faith in God, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity, now more relevant than ever." -- Back cover.

World Religions

Beliefs Behind Today's Headlines

Author: John T. Catoir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939055005

Category: Religions

Page: 119

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Anthology of World Religions

Sacred Texts and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195332360

Category: Religions

Page: 544

View: 1261

Anthology of World Religions explores the world's religious traditions by combining substantial overviews of their history, beliefs, and practices with selections from their texts and scriptures and commentary by contemporary practitioners and scholars. It covers each major religion's history, teachings, founder, leaders, practices, and the factors that are now challenging and changing it--secularism, modernism, pluralism, science, the status of women, and sectarian or factional conflicts. The introductory chapter reviews various approaches to the study of religion, defines religious terms and concepts, discusses theories of religion, and distinguishes between the insider and outsider perspectives on religious traditions. FEATURES Clear and concise writing that explains difficult concepts without oversimplifying Ample coverage of women and several readings by or about women within specific traditions Extensive pedagogy including time lines and maps, text boxes with background information or more details on relevant topics, explanatory notes before each reading, key terms, end-of-chapter study/discussion questions, and lists of suggested reading and online sources An Ancillary Resource Center containing an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides A Companion Website with resources for students including flashcards of key terms, links to further resources, self-quizzes, and discussion questions

The Invention of World Religions

Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism

Author: Tomoko Masuzawa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922626

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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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, she demonstrates how new classifications of language and race caused Buddhism and Islam to gain special significance, as these religions came to be seen in opposing terms-Aryan on one hand and Semitic on the other. Masuzawa also explores the complex relation of "world religions" to Protestant theology, from the hierarchical ordering of religions typical of the Christian supremacists of the nineteenth century to the aspirations of early twentieth-century theologian Ernst Troeltsch, who embraced the pluralist logic of "world religions" and by so doing sought to reclaim the universalist destiny of European modernity.

A Spectator's Guide to World Religions

An Introduction to the Big Five

Author: John Dickson

Publisher: Lion Pub

ISBN: 9780745953083

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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The world is a very religious place. Wherever you look, people are worshipping, praying, believing, following, even dying for their faith. But are all faiths the same? Do they all call on the same God using different names? Are their beliefs and practices simply cultural expressions of the same spiritual longings? In this timely book, John Dickson presents each of the world's major religions in its best light. He carefully outlines the history, belief systems and spiritual practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam so that the interested 'spectator' can explore their similarities and differences. For sceptics, believers and students of religion the book provides a fair and friendly introduction to this ultimate subject.

How to Be a Perfect Stranger

The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook (6th Edition)

Author: Stuart M. Matlins,Arthur J. Magida

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781459693395


Page: 952

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The indispensable guidebook to help the well - meaning guest when visiting other people's religious ceremonies - updated and revised. New edition We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it's increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or coworker whose faith is dif...