NEW MyReligionLab with Pearson EText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Living Religions

ISBN-10: 0205956629

ISBN-13: 9780205956623

Edition: 9th 2014

Authors: Mary Pat Fisher

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List price: $107.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Binding: Digital, Other 
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 4.994
Language: English

In this Section:
Brief Table of Contents
Full Table of Contents
Brief Table Of Contents:
Religious Responses
Indigenous Sacred Ways
Daoism and Confucianism
Shinto Special Section: Zoroastrianism
New Religious Movements
Religion in the Twenty-first Century
Full Table Of Contents:
Religious Responses
Attempts to define religion
Why are there religions?
Understandings of Sacred Reality
Ritual, symbol, and myth
Absolutist and liberal responses to modernity
The encounter between science and religion
Women in religions
Negative aspects of organized religions
Lenses for studying religions
Indigenous Sacred Ways
Understanding indigenous sacred ways
Cultural diversity
The circle of right relationships
Spiritual specialists
Group observances
Development issues
Philosophical and metaphysical origins
Major philosophical systems
Religious foundations and theistic paths
The Hindu way of life
Hinduism in the modern world
The Tirthankaras and ascetic orders
Freeing the soul: the ethical pillars
Spiritual practices
World Jainism
The life and legend of the Buddha
The Dharma
Branches of Buddhism
Buddhism in the West
Socially engaged Buddhism
Daoism and Confucianism
Ancient traditions
Daoism - the way of nature and immorality
Confucianism - the practice of the virtue
The roots of "Shinto"
Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian influences
State Shinto
"Sect Shinto"
Shinto today
A history of the Jewish people
Sacred practices
Holy days
Contemporary Judaism
Historical evidence
Evidence of the Bible
The life and teachings of Jesus
The early Church
Church administration
Intellectual revival and monasticism
Medieval mysticism
The Protestant Reformation
The Roman Catholic Reformation
Liberal trends
The Second Vatican Council
The Orthodox world today
Central beliefs in contemporary Christianity
Sacred practices
Contemporary trends
Pre-Islamic Arabia
The Prophet Muhammad
The Qur'an
The central teachings
The Five Pillars
Sunni and Shi'a
The spread of Islam
Relationships with the West
Muslim resurgence
Guru Nanak
The succession of Gurus
Central beliefs
Sacred practices
Sikhism today
New Religious Movements
Social context for new religious movements
Charismatic leadership
Offshoots of older religions
Combinations of older religions
Social trends
Opposition to new religious movements
Will new religious movements last?
Religion in the Twenty-first Century
Religious pluralism
Religion in politics
Interfaith movement
Religion and social issues
Religion and materialism
Religion and the future of humanity
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