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Religions of the World

ISBN-10: 0312050232
ISBN-13: 9780312050238
Edition: 3rd
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List price: $78.99
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/15/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Religions of the World surveys the major religions of the world today, as well as significant faiths of the past (Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, and primal traditions) and provides writings by noted scholars, each of whom expands on his or her area of specialization.

Introduction: Religion and Religions of the World
Understanding Religion in the Context of Pluralism
Developing a Cross-Cultural Model of Religion:
Religious Needs and Satisfactions
The Structure of Religion
How to Read This Book
Primal Religions and Religions of Antiquity
The Diversity and Vitality of Primal Religions
An Approach to Primal Religions
Australian Aboriginal Religions
North American Religious Traditions
African Religions
Religions of Antiquity
Egyptian Religion
Mesopotamia: Power Conflicts and Order
Zoroastrianism: The Battle between Good and Evil
The Greek Heritage
Roman Society and Religion
Northern European Mythologies
Religions of India
The Earliest Forms of Hinduism
The Indus Civilization
The Religion of the Vedas
Classical Hinduism: The Way of Action
Classical Hinduism: The Way of Knowledge
Classical Hinduism: The Way of Devotion
Modern Hinduism
Jainism and Sikhism
Buddhism
The Rise of Buddhism
The Life of the Buddha
The Teachings of the Buddha: The Dharma
The Early Buddhist Community: The Sangha
Early Buddhism and the "New Society"
The Development of Buddhism in India
Buddhist Expansion and the Development of Sanskrit Culture
The Apogee and Decline of Indian Buddhism
Buddhism as a World Religion
Buddhism in "Greater India"
Buddhism in Central Asia, China, and Japan
Buddhism in Tibet
Buddhism in the Modern Era
Religions of China and Japan
Roots of Religion in China
The Unity of Chinese Religions
China's Early Religious History
The Age of the Hundred Philosophers
Three Visions of Harmony: Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
Neo-Confucianism: From the Classical Era to Modern Times
China in a Period of Revolutionary Change
Japan's Religions: From Prehistory to Modern Times
The Shinto Substratum of Japanese Religiosity
Religion and Society in Early Japan
The Medieval Period
The Modern Period
Judaism
God, Torah, and Israel: The Beginnings
Hebrew Beginnings (c. 2000-1000 B.C.E.)
Monarchy, Exile, and the Restoration of Judah (c. 1000-200 B.C.E.)
The Foundations of Judaism
From the Hellenistic Age to the Dawn of Modernity: Diaspora
The Hellenistic Age
Developments in Judea
The New Babylonian Diaspora
Rabbinic Judaism: The Religion of Torah
Judaism's Encounter with Islam
Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism
European Communities of the Diaspora
The Varieties of Medieval Judaism
Modern Times: Persecution, Divisions, New Worlds
Christianity
The Formation of the Church
Christian Origins
The Early Church
The Imperial Church
The Vision of Christendom
Early Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
The Splintering of the Vision
Reformation Movements
The Age of Absolutism
Christianity in the Modern World
Islam
The Beginning: The World of Muhammad
Arabia on the Eve of Islam
Muhammad's Life and Message
The Muslim Community
The Quran and the Five Pillars of Islam
Islam's Classical Period: Religious Law, Theology, and Mysticism
The Early Expansion: Arabia to Spain
Religious Law (Fiqh)
A System of Theology (Kal_m)
The Mystical Path
Shiism, Regional Developments, and the Modern Period
The Shiite Alternatives
The Mughul and Ottoman Empires
Islam and the Modern World
Glossary
Bibliography

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