World Religions Today

ISBN-10: 0199759510
ISBN-13: 9780199759514
Edition: 4th 2011
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List price: $89.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life,World Religions Today,Fourth Edition, explores major religious traditions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions, and new religions--as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies.This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world.The authors combine thorough coverage of the historical background of each religion with up-to-the-minute discussions of its current practices. The volume is enhanced by numerous pedagogical aids--text boxes, timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading--and more than 200 photographs.NEW TO THIS EDITION:* Updates throughoutthat cover more aspects of the current international situation and developments in religious life around the world* "Rituals and Rites" boxesexamining rituals that have changed in practice or meaning over time* "Gender Focus" boxesthat highlight gender-specific customs within each faith* A revised and updated Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CDcontaining overviews, learning goals, and summaries for each chapter; lecture outlines; PowerPoint-based lecture slides; fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and true/false test questions; sample essay/discussion questions; flash cards of key terms; and suggested reading, viewing, and links* An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/espositofeaturing all of the material from the Instructor's Manual and additional resources for studentsWorld Religions Today,Fourth Edition, is also available as two separate volumes:Religions of Asia Today,Second Edition (978-0-19-975949-1)Religions of the West Today,Second Edition (978-0-19-975950-7)

Preface
Introduction
Globalization: World Religions in Everyone's Hometown
Why Study World Religions?
Our Task
Understanding Religious Experience and Its Formative Elements
The Great Religious Stories of the World
Historical Overview: From Premodern to Postmodern
The Modern/Postmodern Transition: Colonialism, the Socialist Challenge, and the End of Modernity
Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
Conclusion: We Are All Heretics in the Postmodern Situation
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Notes
Indigenous Religions
Overview
Origins of Homo religiosus: Prehistory
Religion's Origins Among Hunter-Gatherers
Indigenous Religious Traditions: Soul Belief and Afterlife
Shamans: "Technicians of the Sacred"
Indigenous Religions Today
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Additional Resources
The Many Stories of Judaism: Sacred and Secular
Overview
Encounter with Modernity: Modern Judaisms and the Challenge of Ultra-Orthodoxy
Premodern Judaism: The Formative Era (2000 BCE-500 CE)
Premodern Judaism: The Classical Era (500 CE-1729 CE)
Judaism and Modernity (1729-1967)
Judaism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World (1967-)
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Additional Resources
Christian Diversity and the Road to Modernity
Overview
Encounter with Modernity: The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy (1859-)
Premodern Christianity: The Formative Era (31-451 CE)
Premodern Christianity: The Classical Era (451-1517 CE)
Christianity and Modernity (1517-1962)
Christianity and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World (1962-)
Conclusion
Discussion Questiotis
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Additional Resources
Islam: The Many Faces of the Muslim Experience
Overview
Encounter with Modernity: The Challenge of Western Colonialism
Premodern Islam: The Formative Era
Premodern Islam: The Classical Era
Islam and Modernity
Islam and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
Islam: Postmodern Challenges
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Additional Resources
Hinduism and Other South Asian Religions: Myriad Paths to Liberation
Overview
Defining Hinduism: Unity, Diversity, Localities
Encounter with Modernity: Hindu Challenges to India as a Secular State
Premodern Hinduism: The Formative Era
Premodern Hinduism: The Classical Era (180 BCE-900 CE)
Premodern Hinduism: The Postclassical Era (900 CE-1500 CE)
Hinduism and Modernity
Hinduism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
Hindu Festival Practice
The Religious Institutions of Contemporary Hinduism
Conclusion
Discussion Questiotis
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Additional Resources
Buddhism: Paths Toward Nirvana
Overview
Encounter with Modernity: Socially "Engaged Buddhism"
Premodern Buddhism: The Formative Era (600 BCE-100 CE)
Premodern Buddhism: The Classical Era (100-800 CE)
Premodern Buddhism: Buddhist Expansion (400-1500 CE)
Buddhism and Modernity
Buddhism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Additional Resources
East Asian Religions: Traditions of Human Cultivation and Natural Harmony
Overview
Geographical Orientation
Encounter with Modernity: The Fall and Return of Confucianism
East Asian Religions in the Formative Era (1500 BCE-200 CE)
East Asian Religions in the Early Modern Era
East Asian Religions and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
Conclusion: Have We Entered a Third Confucian Age?
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Additional Resources
Globalization: From New to New Age Religions
Overview
Encounter with Modernity: The Challenge of Global Diversity to the "Purity" of Tradition
New Religions
New Age Religions
Conclusion: The Postmodern Challenge-Can There Be a Global Ethic in a World of Religious Diversity?
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
Additional Resources
Glossary
Art Credits
Index

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