Sacred Paths of the East

ISBN-10: 0130293571

ISBN-13: 9780130293572

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

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For courses in Religions of the World, History of Religions, Comparative Religion, and Introduction to Religious Studies in departments of Religion, Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy. Unique in approach, this text combines an historical-descriptive presentation of individual religions with a comparative-thematic approach. It begins with a discussion of the basic human questions and concerns relating to religione.g., origin and identity, ultimate reality, human nature, and the good lifeand then uses these essential concepts to help describe the beliefs, practices, and historical development of each religion. As the work of a single scholarmuch of it based on original researchthis book offers a consistency and depth missing in many of the texts in this field.
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List price: $56.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Exploring the Sacred Paths
Perspectives on the Religious Path
Beginnings of the Human Religious Adventure
Religions Arising from India
Hindu Sacred Story and Historical Context
Hindu Worlds of Meaning
Hindu Ritual and the Good Life
Buddhist Sacred Story and Historical Context
Buddhist Worlds of Meaning
Buddhist Ritual and the Good Life
The Path of the Jains
The Way of the Disciples: The Sikhs
Religions of China and Japan
Chinese Sacred Story and Historical Context
Chinese Worlds of Meaning
Ritual Practices and the Good Life in China
Japanese Sacred Story and Historical Context
Japanese Worlds of Meaning
Ritual Practices and the Good Life in Japan
Suggestions for Further Reading
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