Readings in Eastern Religions

ISBN-10: 0889204357

ISBN-13: 9780889204355

Edition: 2nd 1988 (Revised)

Authors: Harold Coward, Ronald Neufeldt, Eva K. Neumaier-Dargyay, Eva K. Neumaier

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List price: $42.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 12/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Harold Coward is a professor emeritus of history and the founding director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He served as president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and was the founding editor of the Journal for Hindu-Christian Studies and editor of the WLU Press series The Study of Religion in Canada. He has authored twenty books along with many edited books, chapters and articles. His publications include Scripture in the World Religions (2002), Mantra: Hearing the Divine in India and America (2004), and The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (2008).

Ronald Neufeldt is a professor of Eastern religions at the University of Calgary, Alberta.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Names and Terms in Asian Languages
Hinduism
Scripture in Hinduism
Samhitas
Rigveda
Atharvaveda
Brahmanas-The Shatapatha Brahmana
Upanishads
Legal Literature
Laws of Manu
Epics
Bhagavad Gita
Ramayana
Devotional Literature
Bhagavad Gita
Ramayana
The Goddess
Indian Devotional Poet-Saints
Manikkavachakar
Appar
Kabir
Mirabai
Hindu Ethics and Dharma
Hindu Ethics and Dharma-Vasudha Narayanan
Sources of Dharma
Ages of Time
Specific Dharma and "Universal" or Common Dharma
Text and Practice
Moral Paradigms
Dharma and Liberation
New Reproductive Technology and the Hindu Tradition
Notes
Jainism
Jain Sutras
Notes
Buddhism
Buddha, the Awakened
Autobiographical Records
The Great Passing Away or Parinirvana
The Buddha Biography Told by a Narrator
Buddha's Intrinsic Nature
Dharma: The Teaching of the Buddha
Ethics (Shila)
Cultivation of a Spiritual Life (bhavana)
The Development of Wisdom (prajna)
The Community
Selected Voices of Modern Buddhism
Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907): A Voice of Revisionist Buddhism
Thich Nhat Hanh (born 1926): Mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism
Women's Voices
Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935), the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Notes
Sikhism
Hymns of Guru Nanak
Rahit Namas
Notes
Early Chinese Thought
Book of Historical Documents
Book of Odes
Book of Changes
Notes
Confucian Thought
Confucius
The Analects
Mencius
Xunzi/Hsuntzu
Neo-Confucians
Zhu Xi/Chu Hsi
Wang Yangming/Wang Yang-Ming
Notes
Daosit/Taoist Thought
Daodejing/Tao Te Ching
Zhuangzi/Chuangtzu
Religious Daoism
The Alchemical Tradition
Notes
Chinese Communist Thought
Mao Zedong/Mao tse Tung
Notes
Shinto
The Ancient Mythology
Early and Medieval Shinto
The Engi Shiki (Institutes of the Engi Period)
Kitabatake Chikafusa (1263-1354)
Shinto Resurgence
Ichijo Kanera (1402-1481)
Kumazawa Banzan (1619-1691)
Motoori Norinaga (1730-1801)
Hirata Atsutane (1776-1843)
The Disestablishment of State Shinto
Notes
New Religions
Tenrikyo
Soka Gakkai
Notes
Glossary
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