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Sacred Words A Source Book on the Great Religions of the World

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ISBN-10: 0072900989

ISBN-13: 9780072900989

Edition: 2006

Authors: Terry Bilhartz

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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

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Introduction
The Great Religions of the West
Judaism Setting Mesopotamia: The Land between the Rivers Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
The Peoples and Religions of the Levant Sacred Stories and Beliefs
The Patriarchs and the Sojourn into Egypt Exodus and the Conquest
The Period of the Judges
The United and Divided Kingdoms
The Exile and Return The Second Commonwealth Scriptures Subdivisions Sectarian Divisions in the Middle Period
The Branches of Modern Judaism Sacred Observances and Practices Sources
Beginnings: God, Time, and the Universe
Humanity: The Problem of Good and Evil
Sacred Stories: Divine Messengers, Prophets, and Priests
Divine Law: Justice, Reward, and Punishment
Gender: Women and Men in Society
Daily Living: Health, Etiquette, and Holy Days
The Human Quest: Paths to Salvation and Enlightenment
The Religious Life: Worship and Righteousness
Endings: Death, Judgment, and the Afterlife
Christianity Setting The Inter-Testament Period: The Hasmonean Century, 165-63 BCE The Era of Roman Domination
The Period of Herod's Dictatorship
The Rule of Herod's Successors Sacred Stories and Beliefs Scriptures The Writing of the Gospels and Acts The Epistles and the Apocalypse
The Canonization of the New Testament From Manuscript to Publication Subdivisions
The Emergence of Christian Dogma Roman Catholic Christianity The Eastern Orthodox Tradition
The Dynamics and Divisions of Protestantism Sacred Observances and Practices Sources
Beginnings: God, Time, and the Universe
Humanity: The Problem of Good and Evil
Sacred Stories: Divine Messengers, Prophets, and Priests
Divine Law: Justice, Reward, and Punishment
Gender: Women and Men in Society
Daily Living: Health, Etiquette, and Holy Days
The Human Quest: Paths to Salvation and Enlightenment
The Religious Life: Worship and Righteousness
Endings: Death, Judgment, and the Afterlife
Islam Setting Sacred Stories and Beliefs Abraham and his Sons Islamic Stories of Jesus Muhammad's Ancestry, Birth, and Childhood Muhammad's Early Prophetic Career
The Medina Years Muhammad's Return to Mecca Scriptures The Miracle of the Quran From Revelation to Text Quranic Content and Controversy Other Sources of Islamic Teachings Subdivisions Succession and the Seeds of Disunity Islamic Orthodoxy -- The Path of the Sunni Shi'ite Muslims Shi'ite sub-sects: The Twelvers and the Seveners
The Sufi Tradition Sacred Observances and Practices The Pillars of Islam Sources
Beginnings: God, Time, and the Universe
Humanity: The Problem of Good and Evil
Sacred Stories: Divine Messengers, Prophets, and Priests
Divine Law: Justice, Reward, and Punishment
Gender: Women and Men in Society
Daily Living: Health, Etiquette, and Holy Days
The Human Quest: Paths to Salvation and Enlightenment
The Religious Life: Worship and Righteousness
Endings: Death, Judgment, and the Afterlife
The Great Religions of the East
Hinduism Setting The Land of India
The Peoples of India Sacred Stories and Beliefs Getting What You Want
The Four Goals The Four Castes
The Four Stages Getting What You Deserve Realizing the Godhead Within
The Four Paths to Moksha Scriptures Vedic Religion
The Four Vedas and the Brahmanas
The Aranyakas and the Upanishads SMRTI: The Sacred Tradition
The Great Epics Subdivisions
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