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.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions
Author: Jack Miles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4000
Release: 2014-11
ISBN 10: 9780393062533
ISBN 13: 0393062538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Norton Anthology of World Religions Book Review:

Collects over one thousand primary texts from the world's six major religions, including foundational works as well as pieces by scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics from throughout the histories of each of those traditions.

Religion Matters

Religion Matters
Author: Prothero, Stephen
Publsiher: W.W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN 10: 0393422046
ISBN 13: 9780393422047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Matters Book Review:

A religion is a system of stories, and there is no better way to engage with the worldÕs religions than through the stories that animate their beliefs and practices. Through the exploration of these ancient stories and contemporary practices, Stephen Prothero, a New York TimesÐbestselling author and gifted storyteller, helps students better grasp the role of religion in our fractured world and to develop greater religious literacy. Videos and an award-winning adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, further engage students and help them master core objectives and develop their own religious literacy.

Religions of China in Practice

Religions of China in Practice
Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 499
Release: 1996-04-07
ISBN 10: 0691021430
ISBN 13: 9780691021430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religions of China in Practice Book Review:

When it comes to our beloved "Good Old Hockey Game," humour abounds in Canada. The Hockey Joke Book shows you just how funny the sport, its teams and its toothless players can be:Q: What do the Ottawa Senators and the Titanic have in common? A: They both look good until they hit the ice!Q: What's the difference between the Calgary Flames and a bra? A: A bra has two cups!Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman all die and meet in heaven. God is sitting in his chair and says to Lemieux, "Mario, what do you believe in?""I believe hockey is the greatest thing in the world and the best sport in history."To that God says, "Take the seat to my left. And Steve, what do you believe in?""I believe bravery is the best."To that God says, "Take the seat to my right. And Wayne, what do you believe in?""I believe you're sitting in my seat!"Q: Why is the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto?A: It's the only way Leafs fans can get to see the Stanley Cup! Hockey players have been complaining about violence for years. It's just that without any teeth, no one can understand them.Q: Why doesn't Hamilton have an NHL team?A: Because then Toronto would want one.Bobby Orr walks into an ice-cream parlour. With some discomfort he slides onto a stool and orders a banana spit. The waitress asks, "Crushed nuts?" He replies, "No, bad knees."Q: How many Lindroses does it take to change a light bulb? A: Not even Eric knows because his lights are always out. Four out of five dentists surveyed recommend playing hockey.Plus so much more hilarity

Religions of Tibet in Practice

Religions of Tibet in Practice
Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0691188173
ISBN 13: 9780691188171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religions of Tibet in Practice Book Review:

Originally published in 1997, Religions of Tibet in Practice is a landmark work--the first major anthology on the topic ever produced. This new edition--abridged to further facilitate course use--presents a stunning array of works that together offer an unparalleled view of the Tibetan religious landscape over the centuries. Organized thematically, the twenty-eight chapters are testimony to the vast scope of religious practice in the Tibetan world, past and present. Religions of Tibet in Practice remains a work of great value to scholars, students, and general readers.

Bones of the Master

Bones of the Master
Author: George L. Crane
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0553379089
ISBN 13: 9780553379082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bones of the Master Book Review:

A Buddhist monk who fled the Communists returns fifty years later to his birthplace at the edge of the Gobi in Inner Mongolia, with an American friend, to search for the grave of his Ch'an Buddhist master, Shiuh Deng.

Early Daoist Scriptures

Early Daoist Scriptures
Author: Stephen R. Bokenkamp
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1997-08-20
ISBN 10: 9780520923126
ISBN 13: 052092312X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Daoist Scriptures Book Review:

For centuries Daoism (Taoism) has played a central role in the development of Chinese thought and civilization, yet to this day only a few of its sacred texts have been translated into English. Now Stephen R. Bokenkamp introduces the reader to ancient scriptures never before published in the West, providing a systematic and easily accessible introduction to early Daoism (c. 2nd-6th C.E.). Representative works from each of the principal Daoist traditions comprise the basic structure of the book, with each chapter accompanied by an introduction that places the material within a historical and cultural context. Included are translations of the earliest Daoist commentary to Laozi's Daode jing (Tao Te Ching); historical documents relating the history of the early Daoist church; a petitioning ritual used to free believers from complaints brought against them by the dead; and two complete scriptures, one on individual meditation practice and another designed to rescue humanity from the terrors of hell through recitation of its powerful charms. In addition, Bokenkamp elucidates the connections Daoism holds with other schools of thought, particularly Confucianism and Buddhism. This book provides a much-needed introduction to Daoism for students of religion and is a welcome addition for scholars wishing to explore Daoist sacred literature. It serves as an overview to every aspect of early Daoist tradition and all the seminal practices which have helped shape the religion as it exists today.

The Varieties of Religious Experience

The Varieties of Religious Experience
Author: William James
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 1136605908
ISBN 13: 9781136605901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Varieties of Religious Experience Book Review:

'Is life worth living? Yes, a thousand times yes when the world still holds such spirits as Professor James.' - Gertrude Stein A classic of American thought, William James’ The Varieties of Religious Experience is an extraordinary study of human spirituality in all its forms and one of the most profound works of Psychology ever written. When the book was published in 1902 the study of the human mind was a thrillingly new field of scientific enquiry: James was one of the first to seriously examine the psychology of religious faith and where he led, both Jung and Freud would follow. Yet for all its historical significance, this is a book full of humanity, wit and some deeply personal stories of revelation, religious devotion and mystical experience. The Routledge Classics edition of The Varieties of Religious Experience makes available in paperback for the first time the Centenary Edition published by Routledge in 2002 with new introductions on the historical and contemporary significance of James’ work and a foreword by the author’s grandson, Micky James.

Recognizing Reality

Recognizing Reality
Author: Georges B. J. Dreyfus,Georges Dreyfus Cortés
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791430972
ISBN 13: 0791430979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recognizing Reality Book Review:

Dreyfus examines the central ideas of Dharmakirti, one of the most important Indian Buddhist philosophers, and their reception among Tibetan thinkers. During the golden age of ancient Indian civilization, Dharmakirti articulated and defended Buddhist philosophical principles. He did so more systematically than anyone before his time (the seventh century CE) and was followed by a rich tradition of profound thinkers in India and Tibet. This work presents a detailed picture of this Buddhist tradition and its relevance to the history of human ideas. Its perspective is mostly philosophical, but it also uses historical considerations as they relate to the evolution of ideas.

A Modern Buddhist Bible

A Modern Buddhist Bible
Author: David S. Lopez
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780807012437
ISBN 13: 0807012432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Modern Buddhist Bible Book Review:

Takes an alternative look at modern Buddhism from the perspective of prominent authors writing from 1873 to 1980, and includes biographical sketches for each entry.

Original Buddhist Sources

Original Buddhist Sources
Author: Carl Olson
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780813535647
ISBN 13: 0813535646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Original Buddhist Sources Book Review:

Bringing together essential materials on the origins and development of Buddhist traditions from India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, and Japan, this anthology provides the broadest selection of primary source Buddhist literature available to date. The volume is divided into two major parts: Theravada and Mahayana forms of Buddhism. The first section presents selections that explore major themes in Buddhist thought such as causality, Four Noble Truths, the doctrine of non-self, nibbana, meditation, and ethics, as well as literature about monastic life and regulations, women, and hagiography. The second part includes selections from so-called wisdom literature and texts that represent the three major schools of Mahayana Buddhism: Pure Land, Madhyamika, and Yogacara. Selections also include sources from some of the major Chinese Buddhist schools such as Hua-yen, T'ien T'ai, Pure Land, and Ch'an. Readings by thinkers such as Tantric Buddhist reformer Tsong Khapa, Pure Land leaders Honen, Shinran, and Nichiren, as well as Zen Buddhists Dogen and Hakuin provide a perspective on regional and national traditions. In addition to the general introduction, each major section is introduced by an essay that places the selections within the context of Buddhist history. This comprehensive reader stands on its own as an indispensable anthology of original textual sources for courses in Buddhism, while also serving as a companion volume to the text The Different Paths of Buddhism: A Narrative-Historical Introduction.

Experiencing the World s Religions

Experiencing the World s Religions
Author: Michael Molloy
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2001-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780072842746
ISBN 13: 0072842741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing the World s Religions Book Review:

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.

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling
Author: Padmasiri De Silva
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1137287551
ISBN 13: 9781137287557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling Book Review:

This book, now in its fifth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist psychology and counselling, exploring key concepts in psychology and practical applications in mindfulness-based counselling techniques using Buddhist philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics and contemplative methods.

Architects of Buddhist Leisure

Architects of Buddhist Leisure
Author: Justin Thomas McDaniel
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 082487675X
ISBN 13: 9780824876753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architects of Buddhist Leisure Book Review:

Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region—in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia’s culture of Buddhist leisure—what he calls “socially disengaged Buddhism”—through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. In conversation with noted theorists of material and visual culture and anthropologists of art, McDaniel argues that such sites highlight the importance of public, leisure, and spectacle culture from a Buddhist perspective and illustrate how “secular” and “religious,” “public” and “private,” are in many ways false binaries. Moreover, places like Lek Wiriyaphan’s Sanctuary of Truth in Thailand, Suối Tiên Amusement Park in Saigon, and Shi Fa Zhao’s multilevel museum/ritual space/tea house in Singapore reflect a growing Buddhist ecumenism built through repetitive affective encounters instead of didactic sermons and sectarian developments. They present different Buddhist traditions, images, and aesthetic expressions as united but not uniform, collected but not concise: Together they form a gathering, not a movement. Despite the ingenuity of lay and ordained visionaries like Wiriyaphan and Zhao and their colleagues Kenzo Tange, Chan-soo Park, Tadao Ando, and others discussed in this book, creators of Buddhist leisure sites often face problems along the way. Parks and museums are complex adaptive systems that are changed and influenced by budgets, available materials, local and global economic conditions, and visitors. Architects must often compromise and settle at local optima, and no matter what they intend, their buildings will develop lives of their own. Provocative and theoretically innovative, Architects of Buddhist Leisure asks readers to question the very category of “religious” architecture. It challenges current methodological approaches in religious studies and speaks to a broad audience interested in modern art, architecture, religion, anthropology, and material culture.

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2010-03-25
ISBN 10: 014195504X
ISBN 13: 9780141955049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions Book Review:

Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.

Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism

Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism
Author: Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780719018671
ISBN 13: 0719018676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism Book Review:

Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology

Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology
Author: Arvind Sharma
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780791464564
ISBN 13: 0791464563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology Book Review:

A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.

Religion in Modern Taiwan

Religion in Modern Taiwan
Author: Philip Clart,Charles B. Jones
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2003-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780824825645
ISBN 13: 0824825640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Modern Taiwan Book Review:

Religion in Modern Taiwan takes a new look at Taiwan's current religious traditions and their fortunes during the twentieth century. Beginning with the cession of Taiwan to Japan in 1895 and the currents of modernization that accompanied it, the essays move on to explore the developments that have taken place as Buddhists, Daoists, Christians, non-Han aborigines, and others have confronted, resisted, and adapted to (even thrived in) the many upheavals of the modern period. An overview of Taiwan's current religious scene is followed by a comprehensive look at the state of religion in the country prior to the end of World War II and the return of Taiwan to Chinese sovereignty. The remaining essays probe aspects of change within individual religious traditions. The final chapter analyzes changes that took place in the scholarly study and interpretation of religion in Taiwan during the course of the twentieth century. Religion in Modern Taiwan will be read with interest by students and scholars of Chinese religion, religion in Taiwan, the modern history of Taiwan, and by those concerned with issues of religion and modernization. Contributors: Chang Hsun, Philip Clart, Shiun-wey Huang, Christian Jochim, Charles B. Jones, Paul Katz, André Laliberté, Lee Fong-mao, Randall Nadeau, Julian Pas, Barbara Reed, Murray A. Rubinstein.

Before Religion

Before Religion
Author: Brent Nongbri
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 0300154178
ISBN 13: 9780300154177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Religion Book Review:

Examining a wide array of ancient writings, Brent Nongbri dispels the commonly held idea that there is such a thing as ancient religion. Nongbri shows how misleading it is to speak as though religion was a concept native to pre-modern cultures.

Hyecho s Journey

Hyecho s Journey
Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.,Rebecca Bloom,Kevin Gray Carr,Chun Wa Chan,Ha Nul Jun,Carla M. Sinopoli,Keiko Yokota
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2017-12-21
ISBN 10: 022651790X
ISBN 13: 9780226517902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hyecho s Journey Book Review:

"This book is an introduction to Buddhism told as the story of the Korean pilgrim Hyecho, who traveled through the Buddhist world during its eighth-century golden age. Lopez tells the story of Hyecho's journey, along the way introducing key elements of Buddhism--its basic doctrines, monastic institutions, relationship to Islam, and importance of pilgrimage.