Religion

The Illustrated World's Religions

A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060674403

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1554

Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier editions, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of winsome text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.
Religion

Illustrated World's Religions

A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060674539

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 575

Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence, and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier edition, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of engaging text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.
Religion

World Religions Workbook

Author: Christopher D. Rodkey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411696212

Category: Religion

Page: 60

View: 7139

World Religions Workbook is a simple workbook to be used in college, seminary, high school, or religious education classes for teenagers or adults. The Workbook includes entries for every major world religion, blank templates, and an exhaustive glossary of terms related to comparative religions and the philosophy of religion. This is the student edition.
Religion

Anthology of World Scriptures

Author: Robert E. Van Voorst

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130558449X

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 7468

With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 9th Edition your students will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They will also examine scriptures from new religious movements including Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church. Most introductory textbooks talk about world religions; this anthology lets them speak for themselves. This anthology presents scripture readings in context, showing students how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as introducing its history, teachings, organization, ethics, and rituals. These selections are supported by introductions, study questions, glossaries, extensive footnotes, timelines, scriptural charts, and suggestions for further reading by the editor. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Religion

Forgotten Truth

The Common Vision of the World's Religions

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062507877

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8947

This classic companion to The World's Religions articulates the remarkable unity that underlies the world's religious traditions
Religion

The World's Religions, Revised and Updated

A Concise Introduction

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061763489

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 9821

The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.
Religion

Introduction to World Religions

Third Edition

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506446019

Category: Religion

Page: 603

View: 7630

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.
Religion

Canonical Texts

Selections from Religious Wisdom Traditions

Author: Thomas Burns

Publisher: Cognella Academic Pub

ISBN: 9781609270537

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 1134

"Canonical Texts: Selections from Religious Wisdom Traditions" is the first anthology of its kind that serves as an entry point for students into some of the most profound ideas of the ages. This collection of readings of sacred texts is drawn from the central canons of religious traditions from around the world. Selections from Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Native Traditions are compiled for their readability. They are carefully edited by Professor Thomas Jerome Burns, who situates each tradition and its canonical work, so that the student has a blueprint to engage the text. Key features of "Canonical Texts" include: - Delivers a rare combination of both primary sources and meaningful commentary upon them, integrated into one volume. - Designed for the student with no academic background in the respective traditions, while providing a rigorous yet accessible introduction. - Encourages students to consider many of the central ideas of the world s major wisdom traditions. Thomas Jerome Burns, editor, received his PhD in Sociology in 1990 from the University of Maryland, and currently is Professor of Sociology and a faculty member in Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He was formerly on the faculty at the University of Utah, where he won the College of Social and Behavioral Science s Superior Teaching Award. In his research, Professor Burns examines how cultural and organizational systems, such as religion, education and politics develop in relation to one another in light of their comparative and historical contexts, and how those systems have social outcomes in terms of human well being and long-term sustainability.
Religion

Introducing World Religions-the EBook

Author: Victoria Urubshurow

Publisher: JBE Online Books

ISBN: 0980163307

Category: Religion

Page: 639

View: 8160

Religion

The World's Wisdom

Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

Author: Philip Novak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062010840

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 3781

A world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources! In this perfect companion to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."
Religion

Sacred Texts of the World

Author: Ninian Smart,Richard D. Hecht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349059277

Category: Religion

Page: 409

View: 6319

Biography & Autobiography

Tales of Wonder LP

Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061669040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6551

Smith's life is a story of uncanny synchronicity. He was there for pivotal moments in human history such as the founding of the United Nations and the student uprising at Tiananmen Square. As he traveled the world he encountered thinkers who shaped the twentieth century, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. In search of intellectual and spiritual treasures, Smith traveled to India to meet with Mother Teresa, befriended the Dalai Lama, and recorded music with Pete Seger. Most important, he shared the world's religions with the West—writing two bestselling books and serving as the focus of a five-part PBS series by Bill Moyers. Huston Smith is a national treasure. His life is an extraordinary adventure, and in his amazing Tales of Wonder, he invites you to come along to explore your own vistas of heart, mind, and soul.
Religion

The Religions of Man

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Ishi Press

ISBN: 9784871872232

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 7918

"Here is a unique study of all the world's great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. This book is neither a history or a critique. Instead it explains, simply and sympathetically, the basic tenants of each religion and the reasons why it attracts millions of devout followers. ...The Religions of Man is a thoroughly researched, informative, fascinating presentation of both the differences and the similarities in the major religious traditions. It is essential reading for anyone who would understand peoples of other lands, other cultures, other religions." --P. [4] of cover.
Religion

World Religions At Your Fingertips

Author: Michael McDowell, Ph.D.,Nathan Robert Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101014695

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 7010

Quick reference to the major religions of the world. With World Religions at Your Fingertips, readers can quickly learn anything they need to know about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and more. From reincarnation to resurrection, the Four Noble Truths to the Ten Commandments, this book covers the gamut of religious concepts and beliefs throughout the world in concise but complete bites that are easy to find and simple to understand. - Allows readers to dip in quickly to get the information they need immediately - Thumb tabs and other navigational aids make this the quintessential reference book on world religion - Content is thorough and even-handed
Philosophy

Religion for Atheists

A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 0771025998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 2500

From the author of The Architecture of Happiness, a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer. Alain de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household, and though he was powerfully swayed by his parents' views, he underwent, in his mid-twenties, a crisis of faithlessness. His feelings of doubt about atheism had their origins in listening to Bach's cantatas, were further developed in the presence of certain Bellini Madonnas, and became overwhelming with an introduction to Zen architecture. However, it was not until his father's death -- buried under a Hebrew headstone in a Jewish cemetery because he had intriguingly omitted to make more secular arrangements -- that Alain began to face the full degree of his ambivalence regarding the views of religion that he had dutifully accepted. Why are we presented with the curious choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling, subtle and effective rituals and practices for which there is no equivalent in secular society? Why do we bristle at the mention of the word "morality"? Flee from the idea that art should be uplifting, or have an ethical purpose? Why don't we build temples? What mechanisms do we have for expressing gratitude? The challenge that de Botton addresses in his book: how to separate ideas and practices from the religious institutions that have laid claim to them. In Religion for Atheists is an argument to free our soul-related needs from the particular influence of religions, even if it is, paradoxically, the study of religion that will allow us to rediscover and rearticulate those needs. From the Hardcover edition.
Religion

Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian

Author: Paul F. Knitter

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780742487

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 6994

Being a Christian isn’t easy. Sustaining belief without any doubts for one’s entire life is a very rare accomplishment. Indeed, many would say that examining one’s faith at least once is a central part of the Christian condition. In this landmark work, esteemed theologian Paul Knitter explains the unique path that he took to overcome his doubts, becoming a stronger Christian in the process. Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates each common spiritual dilemma that Knitter has struggled with and explains how a Buddhist worldview has allowed him to resolve each one. From the ‘petitioning’ nature of Christian prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can help inspire a more person-centred conception of Christianity, where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this book will inspire Christians everywhere.
Religion

And Live Rejoicing

Chapters from a Charmed Life — Personal Encounters with Spiritual Mavericks, Remarkable Seekers, and the World's Great Religious Leaders

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608680726

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 1952

Spiritual trailblazer Huston Smith has written comprehensive books about religion and a memoir of his own life, but nowhere has he merged the two elements of seeking and experience with such storytelling flair as he has in these pages. Few have done as much as Smith to explore and illuminate the world’s religions and spiritual traditions, and none have done it with such accessibility, wonder, and delight. In this joyous volume, he looks back on his extraordinary life, describing riveting scenes with unforgettable characters in India, Africa, Tibet, and Japan. Smith’s charm and exuberance come through on every page.
Religion

Understanding World Religions

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Irving Hexham

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310314488

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 8848

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 the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. Hexham believes that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, and he guides readers in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular importance is Hexham’s decision to explore African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Reference

National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426203732

Category: Reference

Page: 480

View: 6978

Complemented by more than one thousand full-color illustrations and photographs, a detailed survey of creation stories and myths from around the world ranges from ancient Egyptian dieties to the myths of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas and other cultures, accompanied by timelines, informational sidebars, and more. 35,000 first printing.
Business & Economics

Culture's Consequences

Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations

Author: Geert H. Hofstede,Geert Hofstede

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803973244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 8819

Geert Hofstede has completely rewritten, revised and updated Culture's Consequences for the twenty-first century, he has broadened the book's cross-disciplinary appeal, expanded the coverage of countries examined from 40 to more than 50, reformulated his arguments and a large amount of new literature has been included. The book is structured around five major dimensions: power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism versus collectivism; masculinity versus femininity; and long term versus short-term orientation.