World Religions in Practice A Comparative Introduction

ISBN-10: 1405167033
ISBN-13: 9781405167031
Edition: 2008
Authors: Paul Gwynne
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Description: World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's great religions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-and explores how they are lived and expressed in custom, ritual, and symbol.

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List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's great religions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-and explores how they are lived and expressed in custom, ritual, and symbol.

List of Boxes and Tables
List of Figures
Note on Scriptural References
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Beyond Time and Space
Image
The Second Commandment (Judaism)
Shirk (Islam)
Incarnate Son (Christianity)
Murti (Hinduism)
The Three Bodies (Buddhism)
Summary
Book
Shruti and Smriti (Hinduism)
The Three Baskets (Buddhism)
New Testament (Christianity)
Tanach (Judaism)
Qur'an (Islam)
Summary
Within Time and Space
Ethics
Dharma (Hinduism)
Pancasila (Buddhism)
The Ten Words (Judaism)
A New Commandment (Christianity)
The Greater Jihad (Islam)
Summary
Birth
Baptism (Christianity)
B'rit Milah (Judaism)
Aqiqah (Islam)
Birth Samskaras (Hinduism)
The Buddhist Exception (Buddhism)
Summary
Death
The Wheel of Rebirth (Buddhism)
The Last Sacrifice (Hinduism)
Resurrection of the Body (Judaism)
Salat al-Jenazah (Islam)
First-Fruits (Christianity)
Summary
Marriage
Nikah (Islam)
Under the Huppah (Judaism)
Householder and Forest-Dweller (Hinduism)
Bride of Christ (Christianity)
The Renunciation (Buddhism)
Summary
Food
Ahimsa and Samadhi (Buddhism)
Blessed Leftovers (Hinduism)
Bread and Wine (Christianity)
Kosher (Judaism)
Halal (Islam)
Summary
Clothing
The Veil of Modesty (Islam)
Kippah, Tefillin, and Tallit (Judaism)
The Thread and the Mark (Hinduism)
Vestments and Habits (Christianity)
The Three Robes (Buddhism)
Summary
Time and Space
Day
Uposatha (Buddhism)
Tithi (Hinduism)
Sabbath (Judaism)
The Lord's Day (Christianity)
Salat (Islam)
Summary
Year
Four Seasons (Christianity)
Full Moons and Monsoons (Buddhism)
Day of Brahma (Hinduism)
Harvests, History, and High Holy Days (Judaism)
Lunar Year (Islam)
Summary
Building
Mosque (Islam)
Synagogue (Judaism)
Church (Christianity)
Mandir (Hinduism)
Temple Complex (Buddhism)
Summary
Journey
The Sacred Ford (Hinduism)
Traces of Tathagata (Buddhism)
The Quest of the Magi (Christianity)
Aliyah (Judiams)
Hajj (Islam)
Summary
Conclusion
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index

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