Experiencing the World's Religions

ISBN-10: 007340750X
ISBN-13: 9780073407500
Edition: 5th 2010
Authors: Michael Molloy
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List price: $55.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

This text successfully addresses what a person should know about religions, and why. The text covers all the essential material and goes beyond traditional approaches to personally connect students with the vitality of the great religions. This edition features updated coverage of world developments.

Understanding Religion
What Is Religion?
Patterns Among Religions
Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religion
Key Critical Issues
Why Study the Major Religions of the World?
The Pilgrimage
Indigenous Religions
Discovering Indigenous Religions
Studying Indigenous Religions: Learning from Patterns
Sacred Practices in Indigenous Religions
Indigenous Religions Today
Hinduism
The Origins of Hinduism
The Upanishads and the Axis Age
Living Spiritually in the Everyday World
Devotional Hinduism
Hinduism and the Arts
Hinduism: Modern Challenges
Buddhism
The Beginnings of Buddhism: The Life of the Buddha
The Basic Teachings of Buddhism
The Influence of Indian Thought on Early Buddhist Teachings
The Early Development of Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism: The "Big Vehicle"
Vajrayana Buddhism: The "Diamond Vehicle"
Buddhism and the Modern World
Jainism and Sikhism
Shared Origins
Jainism
Background
Mahavira and the Origins of Jainism
Worldview
Jain Ethics
The Development of Jainism and Its Branches
Jain Practices
Jain Scriptures
Jain Art and Architecture
Sikhism
Background
Nanak and the Origins of Sikhism
The Worldview and Teachings of Nanak
The Development of Sikhism
Sikh Scriptures
Sikhism and the Modern World
Daoism and Confucianism
Basic Elements of Traditional Chinese Beliefs
Daoism
The Origins of Daoism
The Basic Early Teachings
Daoism and the Quest for Longevity
The Development of Daoism
Daoism and the Arts
Daoism and the Modern World
Confucianism
The Dao in Confucianism
The Life of Confucius
Living According to Confucian Values
Confucian Literature
The Development of Confucianism
Confucianism and the Arts
Confucianism and the Modern World
Shinto
The Origins of Shinto
The Historical Development of Shinto
Essentials of Shinto Belief
Shinto Religious Practice
Shinto and the Arts
Shinto Offshoots: The New Religions
Shinto and the Modern World
Judaism
An Overview of Jewish History
The Hebrew Bible
Biblical History
Cultural Conflict during the Second Temple Era
The Development of Rabbinical Judaism
Questioning and Reform
Judaism and the Modern World
Jewish Belief
Religious Practice
Divisions within Contemporary Judaism
Jewish Identity and the Future of Judaism
Christianity
The Life and Teachings of Jesus
Early Christian Beliefs and History
The Early Spread of Christianity
Influences on Christianity at the End of the Roman Empire
The Eastern Orthodox Church
Christianity in the Middle Ages
The Protestant Reformation
The Development of Christianity Following the Protestant Reformation
Christian Practice
Christianity and the Arts
Christianity Faces the Modern World
Islam
The Life and Teachings of Muhammad
Essentials of Islam
The Historical Development of Islam
Sufism: Islamic Mysticism
Islamic Law and Philosophy
Islam and the Arts
Islam and the Modern World
Alternative Paths
Origins of New Religions
Contemporary Paganism: Wicca and Druidism
Religions of the Yoruba Tradition: Santer�a, Voodoo, Candombl�
Theosophy
Scientology
Falun Gong
Cao Dai
Rastafarianism
Baha'i
New Religious Movements: A Special Role
The Modern Search
Modern Influences on the Future of Religion
The Recurring Challenge of Change
Environmentalism: A Religious Phenomenon?
Eclectic Spirituality
Notes
Credits
Index
In each chapter:
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Key Terms

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