The World's Religions

A Contemporary Reader

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800697464

Category: Religion

Page: 371

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This wide-ranging reader combines some of the best and most valuable contemporary perspectives from leading and significant writers, teachers, and thinkers who together address critical challenges and opportunities for the world's religions in a post 9/11 world. Edited by Arvind Sharma and organized by topic, the essays in this reader consider broad questions such as, What influence does religion have on contemporary life? The thematic arrangement of topics includes diverse religious perspectives on: war, terror, peace, human rights, pluralism, diversity, gender, spirituality, the interreligious dialogue, international diplomacy and globalization.
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Religions of the world

a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices. S - Z

Author: John Gordon Melton,Martin Baumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576072233

Category: Religion

Page: 393

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World Religions

A Voyage of Discovery

Author: Jeffrey Brodd

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884899977

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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The Subcommittee on the Catechism (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism), has judged that the text falls outside the scope of the types of materials they review for conformity to the Catechism.* The third edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to 11 of the world's major religious traditions. Updated references highlighting recent events in the history of the traditions, 50 new images, and revised chapter on Sikhism help eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. *The Subcommittee on the Catechism reviews only materials which are catechetical in nature and which teach the beliefs, practices, and doctrine of the Catholic Faith. World Religions falls outside the scope of the types of materials the Committee reviews. This text outlines the basic beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world, taking a comparative approach, as do most texts on this topic, to identify the distinctive elements of the various religions.
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Sexuality and the World's Religions

Author: David W. Machacek,Melissa M. Wilcox

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576073599

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

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Looks at issues concerning sexuality and religion in nine of the world's religions, including Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Catholicism, covering such topics as sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and sexual rituals.
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Feminism and World Religions

Author: Arvind Sharma,Katherine K. Young

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438419678

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world’s religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. Feminism and World Religions contains chapters on Hinduism by Vasudha Narayanan, Buddhism by Rita M. Gross, Confucianism by Terry Woo, Taoism by Karen McLaughlin and Eva Wong, Judaism by Ellen M. Umansky, Christianity by Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Islam by Riffat Hassan, along with a general introduction and a postscript by Katherine K. Young and a preface by Arvind Sharma. The fact that these authors share a dual but undivided commitment both to themselves as women and to their traditions as adherents imparts to their voices a prophetic quality, and if Mahatma Gandhi is to be believed, even scriptural value.
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Ecological Imaginations in the World Religions

An Ethnographic Analysis

Author: Tony Watling

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441152806

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The field of religion and ecology is an emerging and growing movement that is becoming relevant and influential in the world. It seeks to analyse, encourage, inspire, use, compare, and combine religious traditions to engage and shape environmental issues. Tony Watling seeks to ethnographically analyse this important field and its expressions. In particular, he analyses and compares its explorations of different world religions for ecological themes and the resulting expressions of ecological visions, in what he terms 'religious ecotopias' - idealized, environmentally-friendly re-imaginings of nature and humanity, and correspondingly religion, which seek to influence environmental attitudes.
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The Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Robert S. Ellwood,Gregory D. Alles

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110383

Category: Religion

Page: 514

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Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.
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Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions

Author: Victoria Kennick

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438444990

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World’s Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by scholar-practitioners on the topic of spiritual masters in Judaic, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist traditions. It provides a full spectrum of exemplars, including founders, spiritual masters who highlight cultural themes, and problematic figures of modern times. To define spiritual master, the work of Max Weber, Mircea Eliade, Daniel Gold, and Bruce Lincoln is referenced to provide a balanced notion that includes both religionist and reductionist perspectives. This book takes readers from the past spiritual masters to the future of masters of any sort, posing food for thought about the future of master-disciple relationships in an emerging age of egalitarian sentiments.
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The World's Religions

Author: Ninian Smart,Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster and J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions Ninian Smart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521637480

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.
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The World's Religions, Revised and Updated

A Concise Introduction

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061763489

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.
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