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.

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Norton Anthology of World Religions
Author: Doniger, Wendy,Miles, Jack
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 0393912574
ISBN 13: 9780393912579
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: Hinduism brings together over 300 texts from 1500 B.C.E. to the present, organised chronologically and by region. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Wendy Doniger’s “The Zen Diagram of Hinduism,” a lively primer on the history of Hinduism in relation to geography, language, gender, sexuality, class, folk traditions and the politics of empire.

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 as We Know It An Origin Story

Religion as We Know It  An Origin Story
Author: Jack Miles
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1324002794
ISBN 13: 9781324002796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion as We Know It An Origin Story Book Review:

A brief, beautiful invitation to the study of religion from a Pulitzer Prize winner. How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity—a religion inextricably bound to Western thought—Jack Miles reveals how the West’s “common sense” understanding of religion emerged and then changed as insular Europe discovered the rest of the world. In a moving postscript, he shows how this very story continues today in the hearts of individual religious or irreligious men and women.

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.

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Walking Where Jesus Walked
Author: Hillary Kaell
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 0814738257
ISBN 13: 9780814738252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking Where Jesus Walked Book Review:

Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with JesusOCOs life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, a Walking Where Jesus Walked aoffers a lived religion approach that explores the tripOCOs hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinaryOCotied to their everyday role as the familyOCOs ritual specialists, and extraordinaryOCosince they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy."

World Scripture

World Scripture
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publsiher: Paragon House
Total Pages: 882
Release: 1998-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781557787231
ISBN 13: 1557787239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Scripture Book Review:

Demonstrating the commonality of the world's religions and our common humanity, this rich and varied anthology of scripture offers a highly useful collection of religious quotations, passages, and excerpts from the holy texts, representing a new, holistic approach to the world's religions.

Mahabharata A Modern Retelling

Mahabharata  A Modern Retelling
Author: Carole Satyamurti
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2015-03-16
ISBN 10: 0393246450
ISBN 13: 9780393246452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mahabharata A Modern Retelling Book Review:

“Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti’s Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive . . . as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse.”—Vinay Dharwadker Originally composed approximately two thousand years ago, the Mahabharata tells the story of a royal dynasty, descended from gods, whose feud over their kingdom results in a devastating war. But it contains much more than conflict. An epic masterpiece of huge sweep and magisterial power, “a hundred times more interesting” than the Iliad and the Odyssey, writes Wendy Doniger in the introduction, the Mahabharata is a timeless work that evokes a world of myth, passion, and warfare while exploring eternal questions of duty, love, and spiritual freedom. A seminal Hindu text, which includes the Bhagavad Gita, it is also one of the most important and influential works in the history of world civilization. Innovatively composed in blank verse rather than prose, Carole Satyamurti’s English retelling covers all eighteen books of the Mahabharata. This new version masterfully captures the beauty, excitement, and profundity of the original Sanskrit poem as well as its magnificent architecture and extraordinary scope.

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.

Introducing Judaism

Introducing Judaism
Author: Eliezer Segal
Publsiher: World Religions
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780415440097
ISBN 13: 0415440092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Judaism Book Review:

Taking a historical approach, and focusing on the religious aspects of Judaism, this work introduces themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Readers will gain an understanding of how Judaism is lived by its adherents and the historical and geographic diversity of Jewish beliefs and practices.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions
Author: Jack Miles,Wendy Doniger,Donald S. Lopez (Jr.),James Robson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780393062533
ISBN 13: 0393062538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Norton Anthology of World Religions Book Review:

This anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of primary texts from the world's major religions. Volume 2 covers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bible, the Quʹran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital.

The Sacred Quest

The Sacred Quest
Author: Lawrence Cunningham,John Kelsay
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 9780205191314
ISBN 13: 0205191312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Quest Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Examines the main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice. The Sacred Quest takes a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. It gives equal weight to theoretical issues and practices reflected in the major world religions. The text identifies the theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion and focuses on fundamental topics such as ritual and sacred language. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Recognize main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice Identify theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion Recognize fundamental topics of religion: ritual, sacred communication, and morality Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchlab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205797237 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205797233.

Studying Religion

Studying Religion
Author: Russell T. McCutcheon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN 10: 1317491661
ISBN 13: 9781317491668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Religion Book Review:

Widely used as a primer, a text and a provocation to critical thinking, 'Studying Religion' aims to develop students' skills. The book clearly explains the methods and theories employed in the study of religion. Essays are offered on a range of topics: from the history and functions of religion to public discourse on religion and the classification of religions. The works of key scholars - from Karl Marx, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Rudolf Otto to Mircea Eliade, James G. Frazer, and Sigmund Freud - are analysed and explored. 'Studying Religion' represents a shift away from the traditional focus of describing the exotic or curious religious 'Other' to an examination of how religious behaviours and institutions are studied. The book will be invaluable to students of religious studies.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued Our Songs Came Through A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

When the Light of the World Was Subdued  Our Songs Came Through  A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
Author: Joy Harjo
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 0393356817
ISBN 13: 9780393356816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Light of the World Was Subdued Our Songs Came Through A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Book Review:

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize–winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.

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.

Norton Anthology of World Religions Christianity

Norton Anthology of World Religions  Christianity
Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1197799435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Norton Anthology of World Religions Christianity Book Review:

God A Biography

God  A Biography
Author: Jack Miles
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-03-30
ISBN 10: 0307789136
ISBN 13: 9780307789136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God A Biography Book Review:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE What sort of "person" is God? What is his "life story"? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book—as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? This is the task that Jack Miles—a former Jesuit trained in religious studies and Near Eastern languages—accomplishes with such brilliance and originality in God: A Biography. Using the Hebrew Bible as his text, Miles shows us a God who evolves through his relationship with man, the image who in time becomes his rival. Here is the Creator who nearly destroys his chief creation; the bloodthirsty warrior and the protector of the downtrodden; the lawless law-giver; the scourge and the penitent. Profoundly learned, stylishly written, the resulting work illuminates God and man alike and returns us to the Bible with a sense of discovery and wonder.

Sunjata

Sunjata
Author: David C. Conrad,Djanka Tassey Condé
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780872206977
ISBN 13: 0872206971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunjata Book Review:

A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of substantial excerpts from his translation of a performance by Djanka Tassey Condé. Readers approaching the epic for the first time will appreciate the translation's highly readable, poetic English as well as Conrad's informative Introduction and notes. Scholars will find the familiar heroes and heroines taking on new dimensions, secondary characters gaining increased prominence, and previously unknown figures emerging from obscurity. "Thanks to his careful editing and translating of Condé's narrative, Conrad offers a highly readable version of the epic that is about a third of its original length. The translation communicates not only the poetic qualities and the essential events of the Sunjata legend but also the master bard's performance values. Thus, this rendering will fascinate those who already know the story and culture and those coming to the epic for the first time. Conrad provides an excellent introduction to Mande oral tradition, the role of the griot, and the Manding belief system. Though he makes no claim for this as the complete scholarly edition, he does provide helpful scholarly notes, a glossary, and a good bibliography. . . . Summing up: Highly recommended." --L. W. Yoder, CHOICE

Anthology of World Religions

Anthology of World Religions
Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780195332360
ISBN 13: 0195332369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthology of World Religions Book Review:

Anthology of World Religions explores the world's religious traditions by combining substantial overviews of their history, beliefs, and practices with selections from their texts and scriptures and commentary by contemporary practitioners and scholars. It covers each major religion's history, teachings, founder, leaders, practices, and the factors that are now challenging and changing it--secularism, modernism, pluralism, science, the status of women, and sectarian or factional conflicts. The introductory chapter reviews various approaches to the study of religion, defines religious terms and concepts, discusses theories of religion, and distinguishes between the insider and outsider perspectives on religious traditions. FEATURES Clear and concise writing that explains difficult concepts without oversimplifying Ample coverage of women and several readings by or about women within specific traditions Extensive pedagogy including time lines and maps, text boxes with background information or more details on relevant topics, explanatory notes before each reading, key terms, end-of-chapter study/discussion questions, and lists of suggested reading and online sources An Ancillary Resource Center containing an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides A Companion Website with resources for students including flashcards of key terms, links to further resources, self-quizzes, and discussion questions

God in the Qur an

God in the Qur an
Author: Jack Miles
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 0525521615
ISBN 13: 9780525521617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in the Qur an Book Review:

Who is Allah? What does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacke Miles gives us a deeply probing, revelatory portrait of the world’s second largest, fastest-growing and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion. In doing so, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings, and His resolutely merciful temperament, and he thereby reveals that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from the popular conception of the heart of Islam. So, too, does Miles uncover the spiritual and scriptural continuity of the Islamic tradition with those of Judaism and Christianity, and the deep affinities among the three by setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an side by side. In the spirit of his two previous books, God and Christ, and with his characteristic sensitivity, perspicacity and prodigious command of the subject, Miles calls for us all to read another’s scriptures with the same understanding and accommodating eye that we turn upon our own.