Patterns of Religion

ISBN-10: 1111186553

ISBN-13: 9781111186555

Edition: 3rd 2014

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Description: Authored by distinguished scholars of religion writing in their areas of specialty, PATTERNS OF RELIGION examines key religious traditions around the world, from the ancient origins of religion to contemporary religious movements. Expertly written and organized, this text offers unparalleled flexibility for instructors. Each chapter explores the history, beliefs, practices, and source material for contemporary perspectives for a major religious tradition. This unified chapter structure helps to emphasize the patterns that link diverse religious traditions. The readings at the end of chapters include selections from scriptures and other important texts, eliminating the need for a separate scripture anthology. Now in full color, the supporting maps, photographs, chronologies, glossaries, and tables help contextualize each tradition and encourage further inquiry.

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List price: $174.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Roger Schmidt was most recently chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Hsi Lai University (Rosemead, Ca.), a university grounded in Buddhist traditions and values. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Claremont Graduate School. He taught philosophy and religion for thirty years at San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton College, retiring as a professor emeritus in 1993. A prolific scholar and researcher, he continues to explore religious traditions in Asia and beyond.

Preface
About the Authors
Discerning Patterns of Religion
Perceptions of the Sacred
Forms of Religious Expression
Defining Religion
Classifying Religions
Religion in Traditional and Secular Societies
Religion and Truth
Some Observations
Glossary of Religious Terms
Religions Ancient, Indigenous & Contemporary
Ancient Spirituality
Prehistoric Religion: Beliefs and Practices
Ancient Urban Societies
Ancient Urban Religions: Beliefs and Practices
Ancient Spirituality in Modern Thought
Glossary of Ancient Spirituality
Indigenous World Religions, Past and Present
Indigenous Peoples in Historical Times
Problems of Naming
Tribal Religions and Societies
Contemporary Indigenous Peoples and Spirituality
Religious Case Studies of Tribal Peoples
Case Studies
Case Study 1: The Igbo of Nigeria
Case Study 2: The Swazi of South Africa
Case Study 3: The Lugbara of Uganda
Case Study 4: The Dinka of Sudan
Case Study 5: The Cheyenne of the Great Plains
Case Study 6: The Navajo of the Southwest
Case Study 7: The Ojibwa of Manitoba
Case Study 8: The Zinacantecos
Case Study 9: Eskimo
Case Study 10: The Mapuche Indians of Chile
Case Study 11: The Kapauku Papuans
Case Study 12: The Mardudjara Aborigines
Case Study 13: The Konyak Nagas
Glossary of Tribal Religions
New Religious Movements
Defining New Religious Movements
Christian Science
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
The Church of Scientology
Jehovah's Witnesses
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU)
Glossary of New Religious Movements
Religions Originating in the Middle East
Judaism
The "Jewish" Race?
The "Jewish" Religion?
The "Jewish" Culture?
The Jews Are a Nation or a People
History of Judaism
Judaic Beliefs
Judaic Practice
Contemporary Judaism
Glossary of Judaism
Readings
"When God began to create …" Genesis 1:1-2:4A
The Abrahamic Covenant: Genesis 17:1-14
The Mosaic Covenant: Exodus 19:1-20:14
The Law of Holiness: Leviticus 19
Psalm 1, Book 1
Christianity
History of Christianity
Christian Beliefs
Christian Practice
Contemporary Christianity
Glossary of Christianity
Readings
The Oldest Non-Christian Account of Jesus: Testimonium Flavianum Flavius Josephus
The Account of the Empty Tomb: Matthew, Mark, and Luke
The Nicene Creed
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Against Indulgences: Ninety-five Theses, or Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences: Martin Luther
Preface to the Emperor Charles V
Islam
History of Islam
Islamic Beliefs
Islamic Practice
Contemporary Islam
Glossary of Islam
Readings
The Fatiha (The Opening), Sura (Chapter) 1 of the Quran
On God: The Quran
On Piety and Social Justice: The Quran
Hadith 26
Sufi Poetry Jalal al-Din
Making the Hajj: Malcolm X after Mecca Malcolm X
Zoroastrianism
History of Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrian Beliefs
Zoroastrian Practices
Contemporary Zoroastrianism
Glossary of Zoroastrianism
Bahai
History of Bahai
Bahai Beliefs
Bahai Practices
Contemporary Bahai
Glossary of Bahai
Religions Originating in India
Hinduism
History of Hinduism
Hindu Beliefs
Hindu Practice
Contemporary Hinduism
Glossary of Hinduism
Readings
The Primal Sacrifice: The Rig Veda
The Katha Upanishad
Selections from the Brihadaranyaka and Chandogya Upanishads
Bhagavad Gita (Books 3 and 9)
Buddhism
History of Buddhism
Buddhist Beliefs
Buddhist Practice
Contemporary Buddhism
Glossary of Buddhism
Readings
Majjhima-Nikaya, XII
Contemplation of the Impurity of the Body: Visuddhi-Magga
Realizing the Four Noble Truths
The Heart Sutra
Samyutta-nikaya V.8
The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment: Contemplation of Impurity and How to Find a Qualified Teacher
How to Contemplate: The Mu Koan
Jainism
History of Jainism
Jain Beliefs
Jain Practice
Contemporary Jainism
Glossary of Jainism
Readings
Kuberadatta and Kuberadatta
Noninjury (ahimsa) as the Law of Reciprocity
Sikhism
History of Sikhism
Sikh Beliefs
Sikh Practice
Contemporary Sikhism
Glossary of Sikh Tradition
Readings
Three alterative readings of the mul mantar from Japji
From Japji: Listening and the power of the Name
Religions Originating in China and Japan
Taoism
History of Taoism
Taoist Beliefs
Taoist Practice
Contemporary Taoism
Glossary of Taoism
Readings
Chinese Divination: I Ching John Blofeld
The Founder's Words: Tao Te Ching
The Mystic Philosopher: Chuang-Tzu
The Value of Drunkenness, Liu Ling
Confucianism
History of Confucianism
Confucian Beliefs
Confucian Practice
Contemporary Confucianism
Glossary of Confucianism
Readings
The Founder's Words: Analects of Confucius
On Universal Love: Mo-tzu
The Second Great Confucian: Mencius
The Relevance of Confucianism Today: Herbert Fingarette
Shinto
History of Shinto
Shinto Beliefs
Shinto Practice
Contemporary Shinto
Glossary of Shinto
Readings
Kojiki
Mount Fuji
Notes
Credits
Index
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