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
ISBN 10: 1351578421
ISBN 13: 9781351578424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World s Religions Book Review:

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.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss,Blake R. Grangaard
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 655
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060667380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World s Religions Book Review:

For courses in History of World Religions or Introduction to World Religions. A History of the World's Religions gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials, and to bridge the interval between the founding of religions and their present state. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, Noss's 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. The book's depth, breadth, and organization free instructors from having to cover everything in lectures, enabling them to select specific assignments and use class time for questions, discussion, and their own favorite materials.

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
ISBN 10: 131550751X
ISBN 13: 9781315507514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World s Religions Book Review:

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.

A History of the World s Religions

A History of the World s Religions
Author: David S. Noss,John Boyer Noss
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 705
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780023884719
ISBN 13: 0023884711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Religions

World Religions
Author: Edward Geoffrey Parrinder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780871961297
ISBN 13: 0871961296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions Book Review:

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

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
ISBN 10: 1136851852
ISBN 13: 9781136851858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Religions Book Review:

* 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

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
ISBN 10: 1426206984
ISBN 13: 9781426206986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions Book Review:

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.

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
Author: Irving Hexham
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 0310314488
ISBN 13: 9780310314486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding World Religions Book Review:

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.

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
ISBN 10: 0814799574
ISBN 13: 9780814799574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming in the World s Religions Book Review:

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.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: John Bowker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781439554791
ISBN 13: 143955479X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions Book Review:

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.

Major World Religions

Major World Religions
Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-12-08
ISBN 10: 1134429347
ISBN 13: 9781134429349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major World Religions Book Review:

This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which are religions that have had (and probably continue to have) the greatest number of followers in Western society. In addition to the lasting impact that religion has had in society, we are witnesses to the development of secularism on the one hand and the revival of religious sentiment on the other, thus chapters on modernity, postmodernism, and 'fundamentalism' have also been included. The distinctive feature of the book is its modern feel. Each chapter brings the reader up-to-date with recent developments and commentaries upon recent religious thought, theology and religious-political movements. Moreover, the length of the chapters permits a detailed analysis which is so often lacking in books on world religions.

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
ISBN 10: 1554539811
ISBN 13: 9781554539819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kids Book of World Religions Book Review:

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.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1991-09-13
ISBN 10: 9780062508119
ISBN 13: 0062508113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Religions Book Review:

Provides an introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Solomon A Nigosian
Publsiher: Bedford
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2007-07-07
ISBN 10: 9780312442378
ISBN 13: 0312442378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions Book Review:

A concise, balanced, and reasonably priced introductory text, World Religions takes a historical approach to the ideological and cultural aspects of several religions. More than just a collection of facts about beliefs and mores, this unique text offers students a complex portrait of each religion, with scholarly viewpoints interspersed throughout.

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
ISBN 10: 1440500363
ISBN 13: 9781440500367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Everything World s Religions Book Book Review:

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.

Comparing Religions

Comparing Religions
Author: Jeffrey J. Kripal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1118281322
ISBN 13: 9781118281321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparing Religions Book Review:

Comparing Religions is a next-generation textbook which expertly guides, inspires, and challenges those who wish to think seriously about religious pluralism in the modern world. A unique book teaching the art and practice of comparing religions Draws on a wide range of religious traditions to demonstrate the complexity and power of comparative practices Provides both a history and understanding of comparative practice and a series of thematic chapters showing how responsible practice is done A three part structure provides readers with a map and effective process through which to grasp this challenging but fascinating approach The author is a leading academic, writer, and exponent of comparative practice Contains numerous learning features, including chapter outlines, summaries, toolkits, discussion questions, a glossary, and many images Supported by a companion website (available on publication) at www.wiley.com/go/kripal, which includes information on individual religious traditions, links of other sites, an interview with the author, learning features, and much more

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
ISBN 10: 9780973150841
ISBN 13: 097315084X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

World Religions

World Religions
Author: John Bowker
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000066026136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions Book Review:

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.

Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions
Author: Christopher Partridge
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 1451452276
ISBN 13: 9781451452273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to World Religions Book Review:

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.

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Norton Anthology of World Religions
Author: Cunningham, Lawrence S,Miles, Jack
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-02-18
ISBN 10: 0393918998
ISBN 13: 9780393918991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Norton Anthology of World Religions Book Review:

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 will..."

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Christianity brings together over 150 texts from the Apostolic Era to the New Millennium. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Lawrence S. Cunningham’s “The Words and the Word Made Flesh,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Christianity.