Religion Basics First Edition

Author: Christopher D. Martinez
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The Basics of World Religion is uniquely designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts in world religion. The text provides the critical information students need to grasp the basics of religion and build upon that knowledge in more advanced courses. The text begins with an introduction to religion as a concept, practice, and academic discipline, and outlines the four key types of religion and major world religions. The proceeding chapter addresses various aspects and types of ancient and indigenous religions including shamanism, divination and astrology, creation stories, and more. Dedicated chapters explore branches, belief systems, common myths, and holidays of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto and Korean religion, and Sikhism. The book concludes with a chapter that outlines new and emerging religions. Throughout, students are exposed to illustrations and photos of religious rituals, figures, and houses of worship in the United States to bring the content to life. Lively, humorous, and engaging in its presentation of material, The Basics of World Religion is an ideal resource for introductory undergraduate courses in religion. Christopher D. Martinez holds a Ph.D. in adult education and a master's degree in religious studies. He has traveled the world studying religions and collecting artifacts. Dr. Martinez has also applied key learning strategies and developed curriculum for several colleges and universities. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Religion at St. Petersburg College. Dr. Martinez is the author of Survival Guide for the End of the World, a guidebook on how to survive the end-of-times scenarios of the world's great religions.

Religions Of The World

Author: Lewis M. Hopfe
Editor: MacMillan
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School Library Day To Day Operations Just The Basics

Author: Claire Gatrell Stephens
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1598849425
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This book provides a straightforward, easy-to-follow procedural manual that will enable school library aides and new school librarians to develop excellent school library collections.

Ideal In The World S Religions

Author: Robert Edgar Carter
Editor: Paragon House Publishers
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The essays in this volume represent a wide range of perspectives on the role and responsibility of the world's religions in shaping the individual, the family and society, and in protecting and fruitfully interacting with the environment.

A Concise Introduction To World Religions

Author: Willard Gurdon Oxtoby
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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In addition to abridging the contents of the two best-selling World Religions volumes (Eastern Traditions and Western Traditions), contributors to this concise-volume text have reworked the original material to focus on six specific areas of analysis: the major origins of the movement; thecrystallization of its teachings; the major divisions within the tradition; how adherents practice their faith; cultural expressions; and how the tradition has responded to the various changes - intellectual, social, technological - of modern times. This more structural approach will make it easierfor students to compare and contrast traditions, resulting in a solid, well-rounded introduction to the study of world religions.

The Meaning Of Life In The World Religions

Author: Nancy M. Martin
Editor: Oneworld Publications Limited
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This volume brings together some of the most distinguished thinkers in theield of theology to consider the question of the meaning of life in thearious global religions.

The World S Religions After September 11

Author: Arvind Sharma
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ISBN: 9780275996239
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Convening on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the global congress The World's Religions after September 11 explored the negative and positive possibilities of the religious dimensions of life. The presentations from the congress have been pulled together in this set, which addresses religion's intersection with human rights, spirituality, science, healing, the media, international diplomacy, globalization, war and peace, and more. This comprehensive set includes contributions from such well-known scholars of religion as Arvind Sharma and a host of others from all the world's religious traditions. This set is an unprecedented examination of religion's influence on modern life, an honest assessment of how religion can either destroy us or preserve us, and a thorough exploration of what steps might be necessary for all religions to join together as a force for good. Because of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the very concept of religion underwent a paradigm shift. Instead of standing for virtue and piety, peace and harmony, the word religion also came to be inextricably associated with evil, aggression, and terror. People around the world began to question whether the religious and secular dimensions of modern life can be reconciled, whether the different religions of the world can ever coexist in harmony. Indeed, the very future of religion itself has sometimes seemed to be uncertain, or at least suspect. The volumes are: 1. Religion, War, and Peace 2. Religion and Human Rights 3. The Interfaith Dimension 4. Spirituality.

Encyclopedia Of Women And World Religion

Author: Serinity Young
Editor: Macmillan Library Reference
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"In spite of the sexism that has denied women full active status in their religions, the editor calls this title a "celebration" of the scholarship of recent years. In order to offer a global perspective, contributions were sought from non-Western as well as Western scholars for the 600 signed articles. Entries encompass individual religions and their variations, biographies, movements, issues, and the relationship of religion to the study of art, literature, and science. While broadest coverage is given to the major religions of the world, information is also provided on Sikhism, African religions, Santeria, and Native American religions and many others. An added feature is the synoptic outline, which provides conceptual themes to the reader. This valuable resource is accessible to the high school and college student, to the researcher and the general reader"."In spite of the sexism that has denied women full active status in their religions, the editor calls this title a "celebration" of the scholarship of recent years. In order to offer a global perspective, contributions were sought from non-Western as well as Western scholars for the 600 signed articles. Entries encompass individual religions and their variations, biographies, movements, issues, and the relationship of religion to the study of art, literature, and science. While broadest coverage is given to the major religions of the world, information is also provided on Sikhism, African religions, Santeria, and Native American religions and many others. An added feature is the synoptic outline, which provides conceptual themes to the reader. This valuable resource is accessible to the high school and college student, to the researcher and the general reader".--"Outstanding Reference Sources :the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

World Religions

Author: Michael O'Neal
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Presents a guide to the major religions of the world.

World Religions Primary Sources

Author: Michael O'Neal
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Presents a guide to the major religions of the world.

Ethics And World Religions

Author: Regina Wentzel Wolfe
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Ethics and World Religions presents eighteen original cases that discuss ethical issues of diverse peoples and religions situated around the world. Each case is followed by two commentaries that explore the relevant issues from the perspective of two different religious traditions. Commentaries highlight the religious values, principles, and laws that are relevant, and they also suggest the range of options for resolution that exist within the perspective of that religion.

World Religions

Author: Trinity College Willard Oxtoby
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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This book is a major introduction to the religious traditions of South Asian and East Asian origin. Separate chapters treat Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, East Asian religions, and the aboriginal traditions of Asia and the Pacific. Designed for the student and general reader, the book combines a historically descriptive perspective with key dates, maps, extracts from primary texts, glossaries, and suggestions for further reading.

Mysticism And The Origin Of World Religions

Author: Wade E. Cox
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Human Rights And The World S Religions

Author: Leroy S. Rouner
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Understanding World Religions In 15 Minutes A Day

Author: Garry R. Morgan
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441259880
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User-Friendly Beginner's Guide to World Religions The world is becoming more integrated. What once seemed like the religions of exotic faraway lands are now practiced by families next door. These short, easily digestible readings give an overview of the beliefs, histories, and practices of dozens of religions, including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and many more. Garry Morgan blends the knowledge of a college professor with real-world experience and an accessible style. Broken into forty brief chapters, this book can be used as a reference for those who need quick and clear answers or read straight through by curious readers.

Understanding World Religions

Author: George W. Braswell
Editor: Baptist Sunday School Board
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Case Studies In Archaeology And World Religion

Author: Timothy Insoll
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Violence Against Women In Contemporary World Religions

Author: Daniel C. Maguire
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It is no secret that world religions are often the purveyors of misogyny. However, those same religions also contain the cures for the very misogyny they have created and abetted. The contributors to this volume, all of whom are experts in their religious traditions, mine their religion's lost moral treasures and marshal them against the violence of sexism.

Religion The Basics

Author: Malory Nye
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134502702
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Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide looks at the ways in which religion interacts with the everyday world in which we live. A comprehensive introduction to the world of religion, it includes: * religion and culture * how power operates in religion * gender issues * the role of belief, rituals, and religious texts * religion in the contemporary world Religion: The Basics offers an invaluable and up-to-date overview for anyone wanting to find out more about this fascinating subject.

Neighboring Faiths

Author: Winfried Corduan
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830815241
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Winfried Corduan describes both the beliefs and the real-life practices of major and minor world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism Native American religions and Baha'i.