A History Of The World S Religions


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A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World’s Religions examines the following topics: Some Primal and Bygone Religions The Religions of South Asia The Religions of East Asia The Religions of the Middle East This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions.

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Author by David S. Noss
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781351578424

World Religions


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Looks at the history and beliefs of ancient and modern religions, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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Author by Geoffrey Parrinder
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 081601289X

National Geographic Concise History Of World Religions


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Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

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Author by Tim Cooke
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781426206986

Major World Religions


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This book focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world.

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Author by Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0415297966

Dreaming In The World S Religions


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From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh’s dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate with sacred beings, gain valuable wisdom and power, heal suffering, and explore new realms of existence. Conversely, the world’s religious and spiritual traditions provide the best source of historical information about the broad patterns of human dream life Dreaming in the World’s Religions provides an authoritative and engaging one-volume resource for the study of dreaming and religion. It tells the story of how dreaming has shaped the religious history of humankind, from the Upanishads of Hinduism to the Qur’an of Islam, from the conception dream of Buddhas mother to the sexually tempting nightmares of St. Augustine, from the Ojibwa vision quest to Australian Aboriginal journeys in the Dreamtime. Bringing his background in psychology to bear, Kelly Bulkeley incorporates an accessible consideration of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology into this fascinating overview. Dreaming in the World’s Religions offers a carefully researched, accessibly written portrait of dreaming as a powerful, unpredictable, often iconoclastic force in human religious life.

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Author by Kelly Bulkeley
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0814791190

World Religions


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Anyone who wants to understand world events can hardly begin without taking a good look at the beliefs of its people. Much of what happens today is based on the religious ideas of men and women and their perceptions of their God or gods, both in terms of daily religious practice and within the context of the afterlife. This book offers insight into the five great world religions, presented here in order according to the number of believers, as well as other important religions and movements.

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Author by Franjo Terhart
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
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ISBN Number 1405490462

A Little History Of Religion


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For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity’s earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion—from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century—with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, today’s fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists, and more. Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own.

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Author by Richard Holloway
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ISBN Number 9780300222142

World Religions


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A compact yet comprehensive introduction to the history of architecture richly illustrated and jam-packed with facts.

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Author by Markus Hattstein
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 3848006405

A History Of The World S Great Religions


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Reviews the historical development of the five great religious traditions that continue to shape our world: Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Other faiths, such as Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Taoism and Confucianism, are noted as they have contributed to the growth of the major faiths under discussion. Comparisons between and common influences among these faith traditions are discussed. Each of these religions is treated as a valid path to God. For the general reader as well as for survey courses on world religions or civilizations.

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Author by Ward McAfee
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105040385655

Understanding World Religions


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Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually, valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. Hexham believes that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, and he guides readers in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular importance is Hexham’s decision to explore African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Author by Irving Hexham
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780310314486