Introduction to World Religions Communities and Cultures

ISBN-10: 0687660009
ISBN-13: 9780687660001
Edition: 2010
Authors: Jacob Neusner
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Description: With an emphaisis on communities of faith, this accessible book will introduce students to the classic texts, important events, key figures, defining rituals, essential creeds and symbols of world religions.  Contents:   Introduction by William  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 349
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

With an emphaisis on communities of faith, this accessible book will introduce students to the classic texts, important events, key figures, defining rituals, essential creeds and symbols of world religions.  Contents:   Introduction by William Scott Green Judaism        A.  Judaism: Beginnings: Religion of Ancient Israel  by Baruch A. Levine       B.  Judaism: The Formation by Jacob Neusner        C. Judaism in Modern Times: Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative Judaism,               Zionism by Jacob Neusner   2. Christianity      A. Christianity: Beginnings by Bruce Chilton      B. Christianity: Roman Catholicism by Lawrence S. Cunningham      C. Orthodox Christianity by J. A. McGuckin      D. Christianity: Protestantism by  Martin E. Marty 3. Islam      A. Islam: Beginnings by Th. Emil Homerin     B. Islam: The Shiite Tradition by Liyakat Takim     C. Islam: The Sunni Tradition by Th. Emil Homerin 4. Hinduism by Douglas Brooks 5. Buddhism      A. Buddhism: Beginnings by Mario Poceski     B. Buddhism: The Theravada Tradition by Kristen Scheible    C. Buddhism: The Mahayana Tradition by Mark L. Blum 6. Daoism by Mark Meulenbled 7. Confucianism by Mark A. Csikszentmihalyi 8. Shinto by James L. Ford 9. Indigenous Religions     A. Indigenous Religious Tradition by Jualynne E. Dodson and Soyna Maria Johnson     B. African Indigenous Religions by Jacob Olupona 10. New 19th Century American Religions by Danny L. Jorgensen 11. New 20th Century American Religions by Dell deChant

Introduction
A “Humanly Relevant” Cosmos: What We Study When We Study Religion
Judaism
Judaism: Beginnings
The Formation
Judaism in Modern Times: Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative Judaism; Zionism
Christianity
Christianity: Beginnings
Roman Catholicism
Orthodox Christianity
Protestantism
Islam
Islam: Beginnings
The Shi'i Tradition
The Sunni Tradition
Hinduism
Buddhism
Buddhism: Beginnings
The Theravada Tradition
The Mahayana Tradition
Daoism
Confucianism
Shinto
Indigenous Religions
Indigenous Religious Tradition
African Indigenous Religions
New Nineteenth-century American Religions
New Twentieth-century American Religions
Contributors
Notes

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