Power of Religion A Comparative Introduction

ISBN-10: 0195093291
ISBN-13: 9780195093292
Edition: 1998
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Description: This introductory textbook describes and compares six religious traditions - Native American, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist - focusing on ways in which belief is played out in practice, experience, and community. Emphasis is placed  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This introductory textbook describes and compares six religious traditions - Native American, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist - focusing on ways in which belief is played out in practice, experience, and community. Emphasis is placed on religion in the USA today, with attention to the historical developments each religion has undergone, especially in response to the religious pluralism of American culture.

Amanda Porterfield is the Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion and professor of history at Florida State University.

Introduction
Religious Practice
Navajo Sandpainting
The Roman Catholic Eucharist
A Jewish Passover Seder
Islamic Salat
Puja to the Hindu Goddess Devi
Buddhist Zazen
Experience
Lakota Self-Sacrifice
Presbyterian Grace
Jewish Mysticism
Islamic Jihad
Experiencing God in the Hindu Bhagavadgita
Meeting a Tibetan Budda
Community
The Power of Religious Communities

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