Exploring the Religions of Our World by Nancy Clemmons

Exploring The Religions Of Our World
  • Author : Nancy Clemmons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1594711259

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Exploring the Religions of Our World by Nancy Clemmons

Exploring The Religions Of Our World
  • Author : Nancy Clemmons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1594711267

Expands students' understanding of their own religious history and practice by examining other religions of the world. Each religion is introduced with a brief history, and explored through each religion's scripture or major writings, beliefs and practices, and sacred spaces and times.

Exploring Religion in Our Time Penerbit USM by Chandra Muzaffar

Exploring Religion In Our Time  Penerbit USM
  • Author : Chandra Muzaffar
  • Publisher : Penerbit USM
  • Release Date :
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9789838616638

This book is an attempt to understand some of the most important issues that have emerged in the interface between religion and society in recent decades. What is the role that religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, lslam and Judaism play in the public sphere today? How have govermments established in the name of religion fared in matters pertaining to governance?What are the forces responsible for the shift towards religion as the principal conduit for reform and protest in certain societies in Asia? ls the religious worldview and are religious values relevant to the resolution of the major crises confronting humanity today - from environmental degradation to the economic meltdown? What sort of transformation will have to take place within religion itself if it is to serve as a spiritual-moral compass in a world that is moving inexorably in the wrong direction? These are some of the questions that this book seeks to answer through both emperical analysis and theoretical reflections Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions by Duncan S. Ferguson

Exploring The Spirituality Of The World Religions
  • Author : Duncan S. Ferguson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-06-25
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781441160546

This book is an insightful guide to the diverse ways that religious faith is practiced and spirituality is understood. Discussing contemporary issues such as post-modernism and the emergence of a "new paradigm," the new realities of geopolitics, globalization and global warming, this book explores the importance of religion in people's lives to provide direction in the society today. This book demonstrates the common quest among the world religions for a deeper and more profound spirituality. Describing the spiritual pathways of the various world religions, it assesses the ways that the beliefs, values and practices of these traditions can be life-giving, leading to personal and social responsibility and transformation, but also sometimes harmful and divisive, even used for dangerous purposes. Promoting constructive engagements between the world's religions, this book will connect social justice and ethical engagements with core religious practices and spiritualities. This is an ideal introductory text for students of world religions, spirituality and interfaith relations, broadening their understanding of these lived faiths.

After World Religions by Christopher R Cotter

After World Religions
  • Author : Christopher R Cotter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781317419952

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.

Exploring New Religions by George D. Chryssides

Exploring New Religions
  • Author : George D. Chryssides
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2001-11-12
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0826459595

An objective, well-researched history of contemporary new religions and cults.New religious movements - popularly known as cults - arouse strong public opinion and most books on the subject are polemical, giving hostile reaction rather than informed exploration. Exploring New Religions provides an account of a wide variety of new religions, focusing on their origins, beliefs and practices, which are set out in a dispassionate way, leaving readers to form their own value judgements. George Chryssides provides important analysis of the killer cults-the Jonestown People's Temple, Waco, the Solar Temple and Heaven's Gate-examining the factors that made their followers willing to die for their cause. Older groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses and Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are discussed, and Chryssides traces the development of a variety of strands of spirituality, ranging from New Thought, Spiritualism and Theosophy. Subsequent chapters include the Baha'i, the Family (formerly Children of God), the Hare Krishna movement (ISKCON), the Jesus Army, the Rastafarians, the Church of Scientology, Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the Unification Church ('the Moonies'). Lower profile groups are also discussed including: EST (Erhard Seminar Training), the New Kadampa Tradition, Brahma Kumaris, Sai Baba, Subud and the Western Buddhist Order. A study of the New Age phenomenon, and an account of societal responses to new religions at religious, societal and political levels is also included.

12 Major World Religions by Jason Boyett

12 Major World Religions
  • Author : Jason Boyett
  • Publisher : Zephyros Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1623156920

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 at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been―or are currently―misunderstood.

World Religions in Practice by Paul Gwynne

World Religions In Practice
  • Author : Paul Gwynne
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781118972274

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 approach; each chapter explores a series of key themes including birth, death, ethics, and worship across all six religions at each time Broadens students' understanding by offering an impartial discussion of the similarities and differences between each religion Includes an increased range of student-friendly features, designed to allow students to engage with each religion and extend their understanding

Exploring World Religions by Sean Dolan

Exploring World Religions
  • Author : Sean Dolan
  • Publisher : Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Categories : Religions
  • ISBN : 0195417070

An easy-to-use supplement that allows for integration of Catholic values into the framework of student text and teacher's guide.

The Everything World s Religions Book by Kenneth Shouler

The Everything World S Religions Book
  • Author : Kenneth Shouler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781440500367

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.

Religion and Environmentalism Exploring the Issues by Lora Stone

Religion And Environmentalism  Exploring The Issues
  • Author : Lora Stone
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781440868573

A foundational resource for readers investigating religiously motivated environmentalism, this book provides both a global overview of the subject and a detailed discussion of key figures, concepts, organizations, events, and documents. Beginning in the late 1960s, a growing number of activists, scholars, and scientists asserted that traditional religions had been major contributors to the environmental crisis. In response, theologians, religious organizations, and religiously motivated activists became increasingly involved in environmental issues. At the same time, emerging nature-based belief systems emphasized values and lifestyles based in environmentalism. More recently, religiously motivated environmentalism has become a powerful force in shaping environmental policy and human action globally and has joined with secular environmentalism to address related issues. This book explores the background and current state of religious environmentalism. The book begins with an overview essay examining the history and context of religious environmentalism and its significance today. A chronology then profiles the most important events related to religious environmentalism. A section of more than 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries follows, with each entry providing objective information about people, places, events, movements, works, and other topics. The entries include cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the book closes with a selected, annotated bibliography of major works. An introductory essay overviews the origins and present-day significance of religious environmental activism A chronology features important events related to religion and the environment More than 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide objective, essential information about people, works, theories, movements, events, and other topics related to religious environmentalism Entries cite works for further

Understanding Death by Angela Sumegi

Understanding Death
  • Author : Angela Sumegi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-06-21
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9781118323120

A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. Considers shared and differing views of death across the world’s major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those who die, religious rituals, and on how the living should respond to death Places emphasis on the varying concepts of the ‘self’ or soul Uses a thematic structure to facilitate a broader comparative understanding Written in an accessible style to appeal to an undergraduate audience, it fills major gap in current textbook literature

Understanding World Religions by George Braswell

Understanding World Religions
  • Author : George Braswell
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1994-01-12
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433669125

Understanding other religions is no longer an academic, ivory tower exercise. In this timely and important book, Dr, Braswell provides an introduction to the major world religions, as well as many of the minor ones.

The Religious Enlightenment by David Sorkin

The Religious Enlightenment
  • Author : David Sorkin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780691188188

In intellectual and political culture today, the Enlightenment is routinely celebrated as the starting point of modernity and secular rationalism, or demonized as the source of a godless liberalism in conflict with religious faith. In The Religious Enlightenment, David Sorkin alters our understanding by showing that the Enlightenment, at its heart, was religious in nature. Sorkin examines the lives and ideas of influential Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic theologians of the Enlightenment, such as William Warburton in England, Moses Mendelssohn in Prussia, and Adrien Lamourette in France, among others. He demonstrates that, in the century before the French Revolution, the major religions of Europe gave rise to movements of renewal and reform that championed such hallmark Enlightenment ideas as reasonableness and natural religion, toleration and natural law. Calvinist enlightened orthodoxy, Jewish Haskalah, and reform Catholicism, to name but three such movements, were influential participants in the eighteenth century's burgeoning public sphere and promoted a new ideal of church-state relations. Sorkin shows how they pioneered a religious Enlightenment that embraced the new science of Copernicus and Newton and the philosophy of Descartes, Locke, and Christian Wolff, uniting reason and revelation to renew faith and piety. This book reveals how Enlightenment theologians refashioned belief as a solution to the dogmatism and intolerance of previous centuries. Read it and you will never view the Enlightenment the same way.

Paganism by River Higginbotham

  • Author : River Higginbotham
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2013-05-08
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780738717036

A comprehensive guide to a growing religious movement If you want to study Paganism in more detail, this book is the place to start. Based on a course in Paganism that the authors have taught for more than a decade, it is full of exercises, meditations, and discussion questions for group or individual study. This book presents the basic fundamentals of Paganism. It explores what Pagans are like; how the Pagan sacred year is arranged; what Pagans do in ritual; what magick is; and what Pagans believe about God, worship, human nature, and ethics. For those who are exploring their own spirituality, or who want a good book to give to non-Pagan family and friends A hands-on learning tool with magickal workings, meditations, discussion questions, and journal exercises Offers in-depth discussion of ethics and magick

World Religions by Warren Matthews

World Religions
  • Author : Warren Matthews
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2012-06-06
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9781133714293

Presenting both the histories and the prevalent worldviews of the major world religions, Matthews’s WORLD RELIGIONS, Seventh Edition, methodically introduces students to the richness and diversity of these traditions. The Worldview sections in particular make this the most helpful textbook for comparative analyses of the religions. In these sections, students can see how the different religions approach a common set of ten themes that are fundamental to all traditions, including the nature of the Absolute, the place of humans in the world, rituals and symbols, and the prospects for life after death. Furthermore, this text combines insightful, engaging prose with maps, photographs, timelines, excerpts from sacred texts, and other helpful pedagogical aids that provide a comprehensive yet accessible survey of world religions. Warren Matthews’s thoughtful and balanced approach depicts the unique traditions and perspectives of diverse world religions with objectivity and respect. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gods in the Global Village by Lester R. Kurtz

Gods In The Global Village
  • Author : Lester R. Kurtz
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9781483386461

In a world plagued by religious conflict, how can the various religious and secular traditions coexist peacefully on the planet? And, what role does sociology play in helping us understand the state of religious life in a globalizing world? In the Fourth Edition ofGods in the Global Village, author Lester Kurtz continues to address these questions. This text is an engaging, thought-provoking examination of the relationships among the major faith traditions that inform the thinking and ethical standards of most people in the emerging global social order. Thoroughly updated to reflect recent events, the book discusses the role of religion in our daily lives and global politics, and the ways in which religion is both an agent of, and barrier to, social change.

Experiencing the World s Religions by Michael Molloy

Experiencing The World S Religions
  • Author : Michael Molloy
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0072842741

Experiencing the World's Religions is a leading seller because it successfully addresses what a person should know about religions, and why. Michael Molloy provides an exceptionally clear and compelling account of the teaching of the world's religions. The text covers all the essential material and goes beyond traditional approaches to personally connect students with the vitality of the great religions.

Create Your Own Religion by Daniele Bolelli

Create Your Own Religion
  • Author : Daniele Bolelli
  • Publisher : Red Wheel Weiser
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781609258665

“One of the most refreshing, humorous, and radically honest books about practical and comparative religion this reviewer has ever come across.”—Library Journal (starred review) 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.” “With a cheerful, good-natured smile, Daniele Bolelli torpedoes the often luxurious but spiritually leaky battleships that sail under the various flags of the world’s organized religions.”—Tom Robbins, New York Times bestselling author “Daniele Bolelli is in the house. Minds will be blown. Lives will be changed.”—Joe Rogan, comedian and podcast host “Bolelli’s direct confrontation with dogma without giving an inch and without prescribing a new dogma is about as fresh as it gets.”—Mike Vallely, skateboarder, musician, and actor

Introduction to World Religions by Christopher Partridge

Introduction To World Religions
  • Author : Christopher Partridge
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781451452273

A leading textbook for world religion, this new edition 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. The second edition has new and extended primary source readings, a stronger section on the Religions of South Asia, additional maps, a new full-color, student-friendly format, and more.

Global Gods by David W. Shenk

Global Gods
  • Author : David W. Shenk
  • Publisher : Herald Press (VA)
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105017092896

David W. Shenk looks at world religions and ideologies from the viewpoint of a Christian experienced in interfaith dialogue. Global Gods explores ten religious or ideoogical options, including African traditional religion, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, the European Enlightenment, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Marxism, and Platonism. The author honestly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each major stream. And he interacts with sophisticated currents of thought while keeping his presentation clear and accessible. Global Gods contributes to the growing conversation about the role of religion and ideology in society. In an increasingly pluralistic world, the issues Shenk explores are not only theoretical but have practical urgency. Selected by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association as one of the top five missions/evangelism books (1996).