Religions of Asia

ISBN-10: 0312057539
ISBN-13: 9780312057534
Edition: 3rd
List price: $48.99
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Description: This comprehensive survey of the religions of India and the Far East offers writings by noted scholars; coverage of the role of religion in everyday life; information on what it is like to be an adherant to each religion; and discussion of  More...

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List price: $48.99
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 8.00" wide x 6.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This comprehensive survey of the religions of India and the Far East offers writings by noted scholars; coverage of the role of religion in everyday life; information on what it is like to be an adherant to each religion; and discussion of religion's influence on gender roles.

Introduction: Religion and Religions of Asia
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
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
Jainism
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
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

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