Exploring the Religions of Our World

Exploring the Religions of Our World
Author: Nancy Clemmons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781594711268
ISBN 13: 1594711267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Religions of Our World Book Review:

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 the Religions of Our World

Exploring the Religions of Our World
Author: Ave Maria Press
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2022-01-19
ISBN 10: 9781646800964
ISBN 13: 1646800966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Religions of Our World Book Review:

The popular Exploring the Religions of Our World textbook has supported introductory high school courses on world religions for more than twenty years. The revised and updated version includes a number of new student-friendly features such as infographics, section assessments, photo and image features, updated chapter reviews, and projects geared toward various learning styles. A new appendix offers background on major American Indigenous religions, atheists, agnostics, and the rising class of "nones" in the United States. You will continue to find information on Christian denominations with origins in the US as well. The updated Exploring the Religions of Our World maintains its easy-to-follow format of five sections per chapter--history, scriptures, sacred times, sacred places, and comparison with Catholicism. Additionally, the sequence begins with chapters on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--the religious traditions students are most familiar with--and also includes chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese religions, and Japanese religions explained through the lens of their own beliefs and traditions.

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions
Author: Duncan S. Ferguson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-06-25
ISBN 10: 144116054X
ISBN 13: 9781441160546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions Book Review:

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.

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.

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.

Exploring New Religions

Exploring New Religions
Author: George D. Chryssides
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2001-11-12
ISBN 10: 9780826459596
ISBN 13: 0826459595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring New Religions Book Review:

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.

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

Exploring World Religions

Exploring World Religions
Author: C. Mahoney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN 10: 9781795520102
ISBN 13: 1795520108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring World Religions Book Review:

This book will help you explore Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Jainism, Confucianism, Paganism, Humanism, Mormonism, the Jehovah's Witnesses, Unitarian Universalism, the Bahai Faith, Satanism (yes, it is actually a religion), and more religions from around the world. You will investigate dozens of religious symbols and find out why they are used. You will research the founders of popular religions from ancient to modern times. You will examine holy sites like Mecca, Jerusalem, Mt. Sinai, and more. You will learn about the holy texts of the world: the Bible, Koran, Talmud, Apocrypha, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Tao Te Ching, Vedas, Avesta, Book of Mormon, Book of the Dead, and more. You will find out how different religions view heaven and hell, good and bad, birth and death, angels and demons, love and hate, truth and lies, and more. You will analyze dozens of famous religious quotes and explain how each relates to your own life. And, after 150 thought-provoking challenges exploring the world's religions, you will spend the final pages thinking about the importance of religion in society: Why do so many people find peace and happiness in a religion? How do you know that your religion right? With so many different religions in the world, how do you decide which religious or spiritual path is best for you? Can a person be a good person and a happy person without religion? If you are interested in learning more about the religions of the world, then this book is for you. But don't expect me to answer your questions. That is your job. You must think, explore, and search online for your answers. So, get your pen and laptop ready, because what awaits you is 163 pages of wondering and wandering.

Who Believes What

Who Believes What
Author: Anna Wills
Publsiher: Owlkids
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN 10: 9781771473330
ISBN 13: 1771473339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Believes What Book Review:

An information-packed and visually rich introduction to five major world religions and cultural practices

The World s Religions The Religions of Asia

The World s Religions  The Religions of Asia
Author: Friedhelm Hardy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-08-18
ISBN 10: 1134931875
ISBN 13: 9781134931873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Religions The Religions of Asia Book Review:

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Exploring World Religions

Exploring World Religions
Author: Sean Dolan
Publsiher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780195417074
ISBN 13: 0195417070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring World Religions Book Review:

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

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.

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.

After World Religions

After World Religions
Author: Christopher R Cotter,David G. Robertson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN 10: 1317419952
ISBN 13: 9781317419952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After World Religions Book Review:

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 Religion in Ancient Egypt

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt
Author: Stephen Quirke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 1118610520
ISBN 13: 9781118610527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt Book Review:

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulatingoverview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examiningresearch drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptologyand shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – abelief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptianreligious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to securewell-being in the present life and the afterlife

World Religions for Healthcare Professionals

World Religions for Healthcare Professionals
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN 10: 1135220794
ISBN 13: 9781135220792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions for Healthcare Professionals Book Review:

World Religions for Healthcare Professionals provides healthcare professionals with a basic knowledge of health beliefs and practices in world religions such as American Indian Religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism as well as selected new religious movements. It explores how various religious traditions view sickness, health, birth, and death. Its primary aim is to offer healthcare professionals a greater awareness of beliefs and practices so that they will be better informed in providing effective care to patients from various religious backgrounds. Many deeply controversial bioethics issues such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and stem cell research are also addressed in this volume from the perspectives of world religions. Written in a user-friendly fashion and easy to reference, this book is suitable for all health practitioners and organized in a way that will make it easy to search and learn basic applications.

12 Major World Religions

12 Major World Religions
Author: Jason Boyett
Publsiher: Zephyros Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 9781623156923
ISBN 13: 1623156920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

12 Major World Religions Book Review:

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.

One World Many Religions

One World  Many Religions
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780679939306
ISBN 13: 067993930X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One World Many Religions Book Review:

An illustrated introduction to comparative religion, discussing Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

The Religious Enlightenment

The Religious Enlightenment
Author: David Sorkin
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0691188181
ISBN 13: 9780691188188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religious Enlightenment Book Review:

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.

The Future of Religious Leadership

The Future of Religious Leadership
Author: Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 1498540252
ISBN 13: 9781498540254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Religious Leadership Book Review:

The essays collected here, prepared by a think tank of the Elijah Interfaith Academy, address the subject of religious leadership. The subject is of broad relevance in the training of religious leaders and in the practice of religious leadership. It is also germane to religious thought as such, where reflections on religious leadership occupy an important place. What does it mean to be a religious leader in today’s world? To what degree are the challenges that confront religious leadership the perennial challenges that have arrested the attention of the faithful and their leaders for generations, and to what degree do we encounter today challenges that are unique to our day and age? One dimension is surely unique and that is the very ability to explore these issues from an interreligious perspective and to consider challenges, opportunities and strategies across religious traditions. Some challenges confront leaders of all traditions, and therefore unite them. Studying the theme across six faith traditions—Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Buddhism—we recognize the common challenges to present day religious leadership. Chapters examine the nature of religious leadership in each tradition in relation to the goals of the tradition. They then present a typology of leadership in each of the traditions. These provide the background to a review of both systemic and contemporary challenges to religious leadership, and allow us to consider points of connection and intersection between the different faith traditions. This leads us to a reflection on religious leadership for the future, including the role of interfaith engagement in the profile of the ideal future religious leader.