A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2017-12-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781351578424

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A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World’s Religions examines the following topics: Some Primal and Bygone Religions The Religions of South Asia The Religions of East Asia The Religions of the Middle East This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions.

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions
Author: Tim Cooke
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781426206986

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Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss,Blake Grangaard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-09-17
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781315507514

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A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Geoffrey Parrinder
Publsiher: Checkmark Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1985-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 081601289X

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Looks at the history and beliefs of ancient and modern religions, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The History of the Rise and Fall of the World s Religions and their Evolution

The History of the Rise and Fall of the World s Religions and their Evolution
Author: Younus Samadzada
Publsiher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-01-14
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781637101421

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This book chronologically documents the rise and fall of the major religions of the world and explores the role that various cultural factors such as dance, trance, music, song, and language have played in this evolution. The role that leaders play in the evolution of religion is also discussed. Starting from the primitive religions of hunter-gatherer societies in which religion was not part of any institution, the next stages of human life from the agricultural revolution to the modern religions of today are discussed. Among the modern religions discussed are Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Scientology, and numerous others. The reader is further provided with a unique perspective on the potential good and evil aspects of religion and the very reality of the existence of a God or gods, and the possible downfalls of the religious belief system.

The Everything World s Religions Book

The Everything World s Religions Book
Author: Kenneth Shouler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-03-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781440500367

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An easy-to-use and comprehensive guide that explores the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions.

The Heathen s Guide to World Religions A Secular History of the One True Faiths

The Heathen s Guide to World Religions  A Secular History of the  One True Faiths
Author: William Hopper
Publsiher: Heathen's Guide
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2011-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 097315084X

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The Heathen's Guide to World Religions is a humorous but accurate history of the murder, lust, greed, and sheer stupidity that have made the world's religions what they are today. "Hopper represents the most lethal of organized religions many opponents: a curious, well-educated individual with a sharp wit." Queen's University Journal Review "Wickedly fun and informative." Toronto Star "The Heathen's Guide To World Religions has taken up permanent residence on my bookshelves... a masterfully written, wonderfully funny, and deliciously snarky trip down religious lane." Al Stefanelli, UNITED ATHEIST FRONT. "Like Monty Python in religious garb... easily one of the best places to invest your book buying dollar." Georgia Straight

Dreaming in the World s Religions

Dreaming in the World s Religions
Author: Kelly Bulkeley
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2008-07-19
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780814799574

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Passing for what you are not—whether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as women—can be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it asks us to reconsider our assumptions and forces our most cherished fantasies of identity to self-destruct, that is centrally addressed in Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Identity in Western culture is largely structured around visibility, whether in the service of science (Victorian physiognomy), psychoanalysis (Lacan's mirror stage), or philosophy (the Panopticon). As such, it is charged with anxieties regarding classification and social demarcation. Passing wreaks havoc with accepted systems of social recognition and cultural intelligibility, blurring the carefully-marked lines of race, gender, and class. Bringing together theories of passing across a host of disciplines—from critical race theory and lesbian and gay studies, to literary theory and religious studies—Passing complicates our current understanding of the visual and categories of identity. Contributors: Michael Bronski, Karen McCarthy Brown, Bradley Epps, Judith Halberstam, Peter Hitchcock, Daniel Itzkovitz, Patrick O'Malley, Miriam Peskowitz, María C. Sánchez Linda Schlossberg, and Sharon Ullman.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Peter B. Clarke,Peter Beyer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2009-05-07
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781135210991

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This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form. It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers the role of migration in the spread of religions by examining the issues raised for modern societies by the increasing interaction of different religions. The volume also addresses such central questions as the dynamics of religious innovation which is evidenced in the rise and impact of new religious and new spirituality movements in every continent.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: John Bowker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-08-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0241487382

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Learn everything you need to know about the central practices, important figures, and key teachings of many different religions. Each of the major faiths - including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam - is examined in detail through its sacred texts, epic imagery, key beliefs and religious artefacts. Entries also explore other faiths from Zoroastrianism - the oldest "living" religion - to the alternative beliefs of the modern era - all of which are set into the context of the political, social, and cultural climates from which they emerged. Compelling and accessible, World Religions is the perfect guide for students of religious study, or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present day faiths and religious philosophies.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Peter Clarke,Friedhelm Hardy,Leslie Houlden,Stewart Sutherland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 995
Release: 2004-01-14
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781136851926

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* Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world * Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of religion itself, of the religions of the world and the study of religions * Comprehensive index, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading `Intriguing philosophical questions are raised about the nature of religion and the qualities needed for studying it.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Excellent book ... remarkably successful, impressive as much for the sheer scale of the undertaking as for its consistent standard of analysis. It is a fine achievement which will serve both as a very suitable textbook for students and a reliable guide to the state of scholarship in the History and Study of Religions.' - Heythrop Journal

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Thomas A. Robinson,Hillary P. Rodrigues
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-11-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441219725

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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 reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides. An 800-question bank of multiple-choice test questions is available to professors through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

The Kids Book of World Religions

The Kids Book of World Religions
Author: Jennifer Glossop,John Mantha
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781554539819

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Explains the basic beliefs, customs, and rituals of twelve different world religions, and includes information about tribal and native religions of Africa, North America, and Australia.

After World Religions

After World Religions
Author: Christopher R Cotter,David G. Robertson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-02-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781317419952

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The World Religions Paradigm has been the subject of critique and controversy in Religious Studies for many years. After World Religions provides a rationale for overhauling the World Religions curriculum, as well as a roadmap for doing so. The volume offers concise and practical introductions to cutting-edge Religious Studies method and theory, introducing a wide range of pedagogical situations and innovative solutions. An international team of scholars addresses the challenges presented in their different departmental, institutional, and geographical contexts. Instructors developing syllabi will find supplementary reading lists and specific suggestions to help guide their teaching. Students at all levels will find the book an invaluable entry point into an area of ongoing scholarly debate.

World Religions Today

World Religions Today
Author: John L. Esposito,Darrell J. Fasching,Todd T. Lewis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0190644192

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Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, World Religions Today, Sixth Edition, explores major religious traditions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, South Asian religions, East Asian religions, indigenous religions, and new religions--as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have both radically changed the modern world and been changed by it. The book is enhanced by numerous pedagogical aids--text boxes, timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading--and more than 200 photographs. World Religions Today, Sixth Edition, is also available as two separate volumes: Religions of Asia Today, Fourth Edition: 978-0-19-064242-6 Religions of the West Today, Fourth Edition: 978-0-19-064241-9