This anthology provides each of the major world religions with an opportunity to explain itself in its own terms, creating a sensitive and accurate picture of its teachings and beliefs. It allows readers to gain an “inside” understanding of origins, founders, and practices–and presents the religions as living faiths. Selected extracts relate religion to such current issues as gender, environment, and politics. Chapters explore indigenous sacred ways, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and more. For individuals desiring to learn more about the major world religions, and their impact around the world today.
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This revised anthology of readings from the major world religions
draws together excerpts from key scriptures, teachings, traditional
stories, later writings, and contemporary articles to provide a unique
sense of each faith. Following the organization of the best-selling text
Living Religions, the second edition of An Anthology of Living Religions
gives each religion the opportunity to explain its history, beliefs, rituals,
and relevance in the modern world. For this second edition, the authors
have selected 45 new excerpts providing insight into today’s living
religions and the profound impact they have on the lives of people
around the globe.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
* 5 new and more accessible translations of major scriptures
* 45 thought-provoking new excerpts and original articles from
historical and contemporary sources
* Icons in text for cross-referring to the Sacred World:
Encounters with the World’s Religions CD-ROM
* Map and historical timeline of the world’s religions
* Revised final chapter focusing on important contemporary
religious issues such as globalization, ecology, violence,
fundamentalism, and universalism
* Revised introductions providing background information
* Discussion questions at end of each chapter promoting
further thought and study
* Updated information resources
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0132060590
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110132060590
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Teaching and Learning Resources Preface World Religions Map World Religions Timeline CHAPTER ONE RELIGIOUS RESPONSES The academic study of world religions The Study of World Religions by Lee W. Bailey The Sacredness of Nature and Cosmic Religion by Mircea Eliade Materialistic perspectives on religion The Future of an Illusion by Sigmund Freud Religion as the Opium of the People by Karl Marx God is Dead by Friedrich Nietzsche Religious points of view The Oneness of the Divine by Abraham Heschel The New Polytheism by David Miller The Ground of Being by Tarthang Tulku 1 Scientific perspectives on religion A Not-So-Random Universe by Patrick Glynn The Darwinian Account of Religion by Mikael Stenmark Ritual, symbol, and myth Mandalas: Deity Unfolding in the World by Carl G. Jung The Ominous Sphere: A Transforming Dream by Celeste Federico The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell Myths as Symbols of Religious Beliefs: The Greek Virgin Birth of Perseus by Apollodorus Women and the feminine in religion 3 The Image of God as Dominating Other by Judith Plaskow The need for religion today The Lost Dimension in Religion by Paul Tillich Glossary Review Questions Discussion Questions Information Resources CHAPTER TWO INDIGENOUS SACRED WAYS African sacred ways Of Water and Spirit: An African Boys Initiation by Malidoma Patrice Some The Talking Drum: African Sacred Liturgy by Georges Niangoran-Bouah Oya, Patron of Feminine Leadership by Judith Gleason Aboriginal sacred ways Womens Health Rituals by Diane Bell Native North American sacred ways That Mountain Has Spirit by Southwest Indigenous Peoples 5 The Theft of Light by the Tsimshian Nation The Great Vision by Black Elk, Lakota shaman The Essence of Cosmic Man by Tlakaelel Seeing with a Native Eye by Barre Toelken The Hopi Message to the United Nations General Assembly by Thomas Banyacya Glossary Typical Holy Ways Historical Outline Review Questions Discussion Questions Information Resources CHAPTER THREE HINDUISM Sruti texts Hymn to Agni, God of Fire from the Rig Vedas Hymn on Creation from the Rig Vedas Realise the Brahman from the Upanishads Smrti texts I am the Beginning and the End from the Bhagavad Gita Rama, Sita, and Lakshman Enter the Forest from the Ramayana Duties of the Four Castes from the Manu smrti The Faithful Wife from the Manu smrti Desire to Know the Brahman by Sankara Yoga Sutras by Patanjali In Praise of Durga from the Siva Purana The Way of Devotion from the Bhagavata Purana Songs of the saints The World of Illusion by Ravi Das Worship Him in Silence by Lalla Without Krishna I Cannot Sleep by Mirabai Three Poems by Kabir Modern texts Vision of the Mother by Paramahansa Yogananda Contemporary issues Untouchability by Mahatma Gandhi Hindu-ness by V. D. Savarkar The Secular Face of Hind. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0132060590