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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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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Atlas of the World's Religions

Author: Ninian Smart,Frederick Mathewson Denny

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Maps and text present a guide to the historical development and current state of the world's religions.
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The World's Religions in Figures

An Introduction to International Religious Demography

Author: Todd M. Johnson,Brian J. Grim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323033

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Created by two of the field’s leading experts, this uniqueintroduction to international religious demography outlines thechallenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, andpresents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field ofinternational religious demography – detailing what we knowabout religious adherents around the world, and how we know it Examines religious freedom and diversity, including agnosticsand atheists, on a global scale, highlighting trends over the past100 years and projecting estimates for the year 2050 Outlines the issues and challenges related to definitions,taxonomies, sources, analyses, and other techniques in interpretingdata on religious adherence Considers data from religious communities, censuses, surveys,and scholarly research, along with several in-depth case studies onthe global Muslim population, religion in China, and the religiousdemography of recently created Sudan and South Sudan Argues against the belief that the twentieth-century was a‘secular’ period by putting forward new evidence to thecontrary Provides resources for measuring both qualitatively andquantitatively important data on the world's religious situation inthe twenty-first century
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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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Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814708420

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your local paper, or of Nancy Reagan's consultations with an astrologer in the White House in the 1980s. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth. Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions offers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates. Campion traces beliefs about the heavens among peoples ranging from ancient Egypt and China, to Australia and Polynesia, and India and the Islamic world. Addressing each religion in a separate chapter, Campion outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth. This fascinating text offers a unique way to delve into comparative religions and will also appeal to those intrigued by New Age topics.
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Atlas of the World's Religions

Author: Advanced Illustration Ltd

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Uses narrative, maps, and photographs to provide a view of the world's religions in their geographical and historical contexts.
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The World's Religions

Author: YOUNG

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205928323

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The World’s Religions provides an orientation to the study of religion. Surveying the stages of development, worldviews, and current situations of the major world religions, this text discusses the ways these religions respond to contemporary ethical issues. It also presents a sampling of new religious movements and looks to the possible ways the world's religions may interact in the 21st century. Its distinctive “framework for understanding” religious worldviews allows readers to compare and contrast the teachings of religions objectively. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning – MyReligionLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - The “framework for understanding” allows students to think critically about varying religious worldviews. Engage Students – Contemporary ethical issues make studying world religions relevant to students today. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. 0205949428 / 9780205949427 World's Religions, The Plus NEW MyReligionLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205871429 / 9780205871421 NEW MyReligionLab with Pearson eText -- Valupack Access Card 0205917615 / 9780205917617 World's Religions, The
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Gods in the Global Village

The World's Religions in Sociological Perspective

Author: Lester R. Kurtz

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412927154

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book is designed as a primary or supplementary textbook in courses on the sociology of religion courses offered at major 4 year colleges and universities. Due to the high level of interest in religion and religious conflict, and an increased interest in religion on a global scale, this book will also be adopted in introductory sociology, social movements, and social problems courses. Religious conflict, linked with ethnic and cultural differences are part of the everyday discussion in classrooms and on campuses around the world. This book directly responds to issues of social problems and issues prevalent in the world today in a style that is both authoritative and attention-getting. A current user of Gods in The Global Village said, "the bottom line is this is a terrific book, the best I’ve found for this course in twenty years of teaching. It reflects solid scholarship, but is written in an accessible style, and addresses what I believe are the most important issues in our world today. It offers what I want my students to learn! I look forward to the revised edition, which I will certainly use in my class."
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The World's Religions

Continuities and Transformations

Author: Peter B. Clarke,Peter Beyer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135211000

Category: Reference

Page: 808

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This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form. It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers the role of migration in the spread of religions by examining the issues raised for modern societies by the increasing interaction of different religions. The volume also addresses such central questions as the dynamics of religious innovation which is evidenced in the rise and impact of new religious and new spirituality movements in every continent.
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