Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Irving Hexham

  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release : 2011-03-22
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0310314488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Understanding World Religions: an Interdisciplinary Approach

Understanding World Religions: an Interdisciplinary Approach
A Book

by Irving Hexham

  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release : 2018-08-14
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780310598466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Irving Hexham's introductory world religions text explores various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. He presents an appreciative yet realistic approach, noting both the strengths and inherent problems of various world religions.

Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day

Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day
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by Garry R. Morgan

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2012-09-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1441259880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Understanding World Religions
A Book

by George Braswell

  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 1994-01-12
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1433669129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding other religions is no longer an academic, ivory tower exercise. In this timely and important book, Dr, Braswell provides an introduction to the major world religions, as well as many of the minor ones.

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
A Road Map for Justice and Peace

by David Whitten Smith,Elizabeth Geraldine Burr

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2007-10-29
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 1461666775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding World Religions studies major worldviews in relation to justice and peace: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory.

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
A Bible-Based Review of 50 Faiths

by Len Woods

  • Publisher : Barbour Publishing
  • Release : 2013-12-01
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781624166594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Starting from a Bible-based Christian perspective, this book provides-- for each of 50 global faiths-- a balanced, non-judgmental, easy-to understand summary of its history, major figures/prophets, basic beliefs and values, sacred texts, view of God, worldview, important dates, and more"--p. [4] of cover.

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
A Road Map for Justice and Peace

by David Whitten Smith,Elizabeth Geraldine Burr

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2014-08-21
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1442226447
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding World Religions introduces students to major worldviews—including Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Native American, and Marxist—through the lens of justice and peace. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout. After an introduction to key themes in studying world religion, chapters help students explore major traditions today. Each chapter takes a similar approach, examining several dimensions of each tradition—experiential and emotional, social and institutional, narrative or mythic, doctrinal and philosophical, practical and ritual, and ethical and legal. Chapters feature profiles of major peacemakers or groups to bring the traditions to life. Profiles range from Gandhi and Martin Luther King to Thich Nhat Hanh and Dorothy Day. Further chapters explore liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory. The second edition features a broader framework than the first edition and includes new material on non-religious ethical norms, Islamophobia, colonial evangelization, religion in China, and an updated examination of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Understanding World Religions remains a powerful introduction to major worldviews with an emphasis on practical connections to peace and justice.

Understanding the Religions of the World

Understanding the Religions of the World
An Introduction

by Willoughby Deming

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-06-15
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 1118767578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding the Religions of the World offers a new approach to the study of religion which moves away from the purely descriptive and instead helps students understand how religions actually 'work'. Covering all the main faith traditions, it combines historical context, contemporary beliefs and practices, and original theory, with numerous study features and valuable overviews. A major new student-focused textbook concentrating on contemporary practices and beliefs of world religions Brings together a team of experts to provide a uniquely comprehensive coverage of religious traditions, including African religions and the religions of Oceania, which are rarely covered in detail Integrates original theory by arguing that each religion operates according to its own logic and order, and that they fulfill our need for a point of orientation Incorporates extensive student features including chapter introductions, 'did you know?' sections, boxed examples/material, numerous images and maps, conclusions, study questions, in addition to teaching plans and video footage of rituals and festivals, available on publication at www.wiley.com/go/deming

Handbook of World Religions

Handbook of World Religions
A Book

by Len Woods

  • Publisher : Barbour Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781602600546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For each of 50 global faiths this book provides a balanced, non-judgemental, easy-tounderstand summary of its history, major figures/prophets, basic beliefs and values, sacred texts, view of God, worldview, and important dates.

Understanding Death

Understanding Death
An Introduction to Ideas of Self and the Afterlife in World Religions

by Angela Sumegi

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-06-21
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1118323122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. Considers shared and differing views of death across the world’s major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those who die, religious rituals, and on how the living should respond to death Places emphasis on the varying concepts of the ‘self’ or soul Uses a thematic structure to facilitate a broader comparative understanding Written in an accessible style to appeal to an undergraduate audience, it fills major gap in current textbook literature

World Religions

World Religions
An Indispensable Introduction

by Gerald R McDermott

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2011-04-04
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1401675530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion. Features include: Insights from members of each religious community Glossary of important terms

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions
A Book

by Mark Juergensmeyer

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-08-25
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 0199767645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Original publication and copyright date: 2011.

Encountering World Religions

Encountering World Religions
A Christian Introduction

by Irving Hexham

  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release : 2019-05-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0310588618
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The diversity of the world's religions has come to the West, but believers are often ill-equipped for any kind of serious engagement with non-Christians. In Encountering World Religions, professor and author Irving Hexham introduces all the world's major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way. Hexham outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered. Accessible and clear, Encountering World Religions will provide formal and lay students alike with a useful Christian introduction to the major faiths of our world.

The Kids Book of World Religions

The Kids Book of World Religions
A Book

by Jennifer Glossop,John Mantha

  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1554539811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explains the basic beliefs, customs, and rituals of twelve different world religions, and includes information about tribal and native religions of Africa, North America, and Australia.

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions
The Quest for Personal, Spiritual and Social Transformation

by Duncan S. Ferguson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2010-06-25
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 144116054X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is an insightful guide to the diverse ways that religious faith is practiced and spirituality is understood. Discussing contemporary issues such as post-modernism and the emergence of a "new paradigm," the new realities of geopolitics, globalization and global warming, this book explores the importance of religion in people's lives to provide direction in the society today. This book demonstrates the common quest among the world religions for a deeper and more profound spirituality. Describing the spiritual pathways of the various world religions, it assesses the ways that the beliefs, values and practices of these traditions can be life-giving, leading to personal and social responsibility and transformation, but also sometimes harmful and divisive, even used for dangerous purposes. Promoting constructive engagements between the world's religions, this book will connect social justice and ethical engagements with core religious practices and spiritualities. This is an ideal introductory text for students of world religions, spirituality and interfaith relations, broadening their understanding of these lived faiths.

Introducing World Religions-the EBook

Introducing World Religions-the EBook
A Book

by Victoria Urubshurow

  • Publisher : JBE Online Books
  • Release : 2008-06
  • Pages : 639
  • ISBN : 0980163307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding Cults and New Age Religions

Understanding Cults and New Age Religions
A Book

by Irving Hexham,J. I. Packer,Karla Poewe

  • Publisher : Regent College Publishing
  • Release : 1998-05
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9781573831215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions
A Book

by Pete Holden

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-05-15
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9781682855164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A religion can be referred to as a cultural system. It often preaches certain behavior, practices, ethics, texts, etc. Some common rituals which exist in religions around the world include matrimonial services, prayers, festivals, funerary services, etc. This book provides comprehensive insights into religions that are followed across the globe. It is a compilation of chapters which discuss the most vital concepts of this field. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this textbook.

The Concise Dictionary of Religion

The Concise Dictionary of Religion
A Book

by Irving Hexham

  • Publisher : Regent College Publishing
  • Release : 1993-12
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781573831208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions
A Book

by Christopher Partridge

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2013-11-01
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1451452276
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A leading textbook for world religion, this new edition is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting layout with rich illustrations. The second edition has new and extended primary source readings, a stronger section on the Religions of South Asia, additional maps, a new full-color, student-friendly format, and more.