Many Peoples, Many Faiths

ISBN-10: 0205925588
ISBN-13: 9780205925582
Edition: 10th 2014
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List price: $125.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/7/2013
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Explore Religions of our World. For more than three decades this introduction to the world's religions, Many Peoples, Many Faiths, has combined factual information with empathic writing that seeks to convey the flavor of our planet's diverse religions and cultures. This classic work helps students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. It is written in an engaging style and has been fully updated--with fresh insights and information on each of the world’s major religions, along with new religious movements. Teaching & Learning Experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Personalize Learning – MyReligionLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking – Chapter Objectives at the beginning of each chapter and Questions for Review at the end of each chapter help readers build critical thinking and study skills. Engage Students – Helpful maps, timelines, summary information tables, and glossary guide student’s learning. Explore Theory – Addresses the theoretical, practical (practices), sociological, ethical, art, and experiential aspects of world religions, placing them in their historical context. Support Instructors – Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Note: MyReligionLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyReligionLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + NEW MyReligionLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205925588 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205925582

Understanding the World's Religious Heritage
the Sacred in Nature
Life against Time
Wisdom Embarked for the Farther Shore
Dragon and Sun
One God, Many Words and Wonders
Keeping Covenant with God in History
Spreading the Word of God in the World
Submitting to the Will of God
Spirits Rising
Understanding the World's Religious Heritage
Chapter Objectives
A New Day of Religious Encounter
Visiting a Strange Land
Conditioned and Unconditioned Reality
Doors and Windows to the Ultimate
Forms of Religious Expression
Descriptive and Critical Approaches
Religion, Governance, and Political Life
Religion Through Time
Religion, Governance, and Political Life
Women in World Religions
Fundamental Features of Religions
the Sacred in Nature
First Peoples and Indigenous Religion
Chapter Objectives
Encountering First Peoples' Indigenous Religion
The First Faiths
The Natural World in the Realm of the Sacred
Gods, Spirits, and the World
Initiation Rites of Men and Women
Shamans
Indigenous Tribal Religion of Ancient Europe and the Middle East
From Archaic Hunter/Gatherers to Agriculture and Its Effects on Religion and Culture
The Native Americans
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on Prehistoric and Tribal Religions
Suggested Websites
Life against Time
The Spiritual Paths of India
Chapter Objectives
The Face of India
The Hindu Tradition
The Practice of Hinduism Today
Hinduism, Governance, and Political Life
Women in Hinduism
Jainism
Sikhism
India in America
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on the Religions of India
Suggested Websites
Wisdom Embarked for the Farther Shore
The Journey of Buddhism
Chapter Objectives
A Religion of Transformation of Consciousness
The Life of the Buddha
Basic Buddhist Teaching
Theravada Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism
Vajrayana (Tantric) Buddhism
Chan or Zen Buddhism
Pure Land Buddhism
Buddhism, Governance, and Political Life
Women in Buddhism
Buddhism in America
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on Buddhism
Suggested Websites
Dragon and Sun
Religions of East Asia
Chapter Objectives
The East Asian Spiritual World
Religion in China
Ancient China
The Dao-Foundational to Confucianism and Daoism
Confucianism
Daoism
Buddhism in China
Religion in Traditional China-A Syncretistic Practice
Religion in China, Governance, and Political Life
Women in Chinese Religion
The Influence of Daoism and Confucianism in America
Religion in Japan
Shinto
Buddhism in Japan
Confucianism in Japan
The Japanese "New Religions"
Religion in Japan, Governance, and Political Life
Women in Japanese Religion
Religion in Korea
Religion in Vietnam
Religion in Mongolia
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on East Asian Religion
Suggested Websites
One God, Many Words and Wonders
The Family of the Three Great Monotheistic Religions and Zoroastrianism
Chapter Objectives
The Nature of Monotheistic Religion
The Abrahamic Faiths
Zoroastrianism
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on Zoroastrianism
Suggested Websites
Keeping Covenant with God in History
The Unique Perspective of Judaism
Chapter Objectives
Jewish Uniqueness
The Ancient Story of Judaism
From the Second Temple to the Talmud
Medieval and Modern Judaism
Judaism in America
Jewish Beliefs
Jewish Life
Festivals and Practices
Judaism, Governance, and Political Life
Women in Judaism
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on the Hebrew Scriptures and Judaism
Suggested Websites
Spreading the Word of God in the World
The Growth of Christianity
Chapter Objectives
The Scope of Christianity
Jesus
The Early Jesus Movement
Paul
Varieties of Early Christianity
The Emergence of Normative Christianity
The Christian Triumph
The Foundations of Medieval Christianity
Medieval Christendom
The Reformation and Martin Luther King
Calvin
The English Reformation
Radical Reform
The Catholic Reformation
Christian Mysticism and Devotion
Eastern Orthodoxy
Roman Catholicism
Protestantism
Independent Christianities
Christianity, Governance, and Political Life
Christianity in America: A Wellspring of Denominationalism
Missionaries and the Modern Expansion of Christianity
The New Face of World Christianity
Women in Christianity
Christianity in the World Today
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on Christianity
Suggested Websites
Submitting to the Will of God
Building the House of Islam
Chapter Objectives
The Meaning of Islam
Muhammad
The Qur'an
The Five Pillars of Islam
Prayers and Mosques
Jihad
Historic Islam
Features of Classic Islam Civilization
Sunni Islam
Shi'a Islam
Islamic Mysticism
Islam, Governance, and Political Life
Islam in America
Women in Islam
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on Islam
Suggested Websites
Spirits Rising
New Religious Movements
Chapter Objectives
The World of New Religions
Types of New Religions
New Religions Around the World
Features of New Religious Movements
Summary
Questions for Review
Suggested Readings on New Religious Movements
Suggested Websites

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