Search results for: comparative-religion-for-dummies

Comparative Religion For Dummies

Author : William P. Lazarus
File Size : 40.65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 203
Read : 1331
Download »
Understand the beliefs, customs, and rituals of each faith The fun and easy way to know the common elements of these widespread religions Want to know more about the faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? This plain-English guide traces their evolution from their commonorigin - Abraham - and explains their different, yet linked, beliefs.You'll see how each religion developed, endured setbacks, and became a fixture in modern society - and you'll learn how members havedeveloped similar approaches to worship. Discover: How the belief in one God originated The roots of Abraham's family tree The sacred texts of each faith Major similarities and differences How these religions influenced the world

Comparative Religion

Author : Kedar Nath Tiwari
File Size : 30.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 478
Read : 846
Download »

Studies in Comparative Religion

Author :
File Size : 56.58 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 308
Read : 857
Download »
Metaphysics, cosmology, tradition, symbolism.

Comparative Religion

Author : A.S. Geden
File Size : 44.86 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 785
Read : 693
Download »

A World Religions Reader

Author : Ian S. Markham
File Size : 33.24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 908
Read : 800
Download »
Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world?s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The World Religions Reader: Explores the unique nature of various faiths by introducing their traditions and rituals, ethical dimensions, and modern expressions Combines excerpts from sacred texts with reflections from a range of classic and contemporary thinkers - from the Bhagavad Gita and the Qur'an to Maimonides and Martin Luther King, Jr. Significantly expands material on Christianity, with a greater emphasis on the diversity of the tradition as expressed in Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism Broadens its coverage with new chapters on Emerging Religions, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Indigenous Religions Considers the profound impact of 9/11 on the major religions and the effect it has had on our perceptions of others, and on interfaith communication Includes numerous reader-friendly features, such as key terms sections, summary reviews of major beliefs and significant events, a glossary, and revision and comparative questions.

An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion

Author : F. B. Jevons
File Size : 35.22 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 220
Read : 669
Download »
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by F. B. Jevons. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

Author : Michael D. Coogan
File Size : 87.49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 534
Read : 1326
Download »
Profiles Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Japanese traditions.

Religion and Revelation

Author : Keith Ward
File Size : 25.56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 248
Read : 391
Download »
Since first Thomas Aquinas defined theology as revelation, or the rational elucidation of revealed truth, the idea of revelation has played a fundamental role in the history of western theology. This book provides a new and detailed investigation of the concept, examining its nature, sources, and limitations in all five of the major scriptural religions of the world: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The first part of the book discusses the nature of theology, and expounds the comparative method as the most useful and appropriate for the modern age. Part Two focuses on the nature of religion and its early historical manifestations, whilst the third part of the book goes on to consider the idea of revelation as found in the great canonical traditions of the religions of the world. Part Four develops the distinctively Christian idea of revelation as divine self-expression in history. The final part of the book discusses how far the idea of revelation must be revised or adapted in the light of modern historical and scientific thought, and proposes a new and positive theology of revelation for the future. The book includes discussions of the work of most major theologians and scholars in the study of religion - Aquinas, Tillich, Barth, Temple, Frazer, and Evans Pritchard - and should be of interest to many scholars and students of comparative religion and theology, and anthropologists.

Confucianism as a World Religion

Author : Anna Sun
File Size : 38.58 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 595
Read : 1021
Download »
Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over a period of more than a decade, this book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late nineteenth century, when Friedrich Max Müller and James Legge classified Confucianism as a world religion in the new discourse of "world religions" and the emerging discipline of comparative religion. Anna Sun shows how that decisive moment continues to influence the understanding of Confucianism in the contemporary world, not only in the West but also in China, where the politics of Confucianism has become important to the present regime in a time of transition. Contested histories of Confucianism are vital signs of social and political change. Sun also examines the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the social significance of the ritual practice of Confucian temples. While the Chinese government turns to Confucianism to justify its political agenda, Confucian activists have started a movement to turn Confucianism into a religion. Confucianism as a world religion might have begun as a scholarly construction, but are we witnessing its transformation into a social and political reality? With historical analysis, extensive research, and thoughtful reflection, Confucianism as a World Religion will engage all those interested in religion and global politics at the beginning of the Chinese century.

Selected Works of D T Suzuki Volume III

Author : Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki
File Size : 64.22 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 338
Read : 351
Download »
Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through his writings and teaching, and for nearly a century his work and legacy have contributed to the ongoing religious and cultural interchange between Japan and the rest of the world, particularly the United States and Europe. This third volume of Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki brings together a diverse collection of Suzuki’s letters, essays, and lectures about non-Buddhist religions and his thoughts on their relation to Buddhism, as well as his reflections on the nature of religion itself. Some of these writings have been translated into English for the first time in this volume. As a long-term resident of the United States, a world traveler, and a voracious consumer of information about all forms of religion, Suzuki was one of the foremost Japanese mediators of Eastern and Western religious cultures for nearly seven decades. An introduction by Jeff Wilson and Tomoe Moriya analyzes Suzuki’s frequent encounters with texts and practitioners of many religions, considers how events in Suzuki’s lifetime affected his interpretations of Christianity, Shinto, and other traditions, and demonstrates that his legacy as a scholar extends well beyond Buddhism.

A Comparative Study of Religions

Author : Y. Masih
File Size : 51.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 508
Read : 1165
Download »
This book has been written by a scholar who has occupied himself with the subject of religion for over fifty years. But no finality can be claimed. The reason is that religion deals with what is transcendent, in the sense that it deals with what man is going to be. Advaitism terms this futuristic end as becoming Brahman. However, Bergson and other evolutionists would say that religion is a collective and cooperative effort of men to become gods. This simply means the divinising of man what Aurobindo calls super-mind. The terms gods and supermind are vague and impre-cise. They refer to a state beyond human ills, beyond human infatuation and beyond the befogging of human intellect. One thing is clear that fighting with other human beings in the name of religion is sub-human. As religious men we are fellow-travellers in the direction of the realm of spirit. Here the nomenclature of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, etc., ceases to be meaningful. Hence, the religion of man to which we are looking forward is not so much in the past as it is yet to be. Of course, we have to go very far and we have not made any beginning yet. However, at present the advaitic principle of differenceless Brahman can serve the purpose of harmonizing all religions. Here this principle has been adopted and key-concepts of different religions have been shown to mingle into one another.

Comparative Religion

Author : F. B. Jevons
File Size : 49.49 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 758
Read : 795
Download »
Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Published in 1913, F. B. Jevons's volume Comparative Religion offers a broad historical survey of various religious viewpoints ranging from ideas about magic and ancestor-worship to Buddhism and monotheism.

Religious Truth

Author : Robert Cummings Neville
File Size : 65.17 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 739
Read : 1043
Download »
Explores religious truth in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

Comparative Religious And Philosophies Anthropomorphlsm And Divinity

Author : Mahinder N. Gulati
File Size : 89.79 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 131
Read : 267
Download »

The Foundations of Living Faiths

Author : Haridas Bhattacharyya
File Size : 37.60 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 983
Read : 1218
Download »
This book was originally delivered as the Stephanos Nirmalendu Ghosh lectures in 1933-34 and later published by the University of Calcutta. This work by Prof. Haridas Bhattacharyya may be considered a landmark in the study of Comparative Religion. The author has created a brilliantly authoritative and comprehensive work on five major religions, viz., Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism. The scholar has also attempted a calm and critical examination of five principal living faiths, including the faith he personally professes. His criticisms have proceeded from a genuine conviction that all living religions possess value-based tenets of which their adherents may be legitimately proud of. However, none of them is perfect and thus beyond criticism. All sincere faiths are capable of development in diverse degrees and directions. The author guides the reader through the fascinating account of God with confidence and clarity of presentation.

A Comparative Study of Religions

Author : Mugambi, J.N.K.
File Size : 74.18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 366
Read : 220
Download »
This books is the result of concerted teamwork among the academia staff of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Nairobi between 1986 and 1990. The Project was prompted by the necessity to produce relevant and comprehensive textbooks for the undergraduate degree programme. The book has remained in demand, confirming the relevance and quality of its content covering the whole range of major religions of the world with extensive geographical and historical scope. It includes a specific section on African Religion, thus placing the African Religious Heritage within the mainstream of the comparative study of the world's religions.

World Religions and World Community

Author : Robert Henry Lawson Slater
File Size : 82.49 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 474
Read : 693
Download »

A Magic Still Dwells

Author : Associate Professor of Religious Studies Benjamin C Ray
File Size : 39.90 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 444
Read : 980
Download »
In this assessment of the field of compartive religion, this text surmounts the seemingly intractable division between postmodern scholars who reject the comparative endeavour and those who affirm it. It brings together leading historians of religion from a range of backgrounds and vantage points.

Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions

Author : Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
File Size : 89.60 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 425
Read : 326
Download »
This is the first comprehensive resource on the subject of love in the teachings of the world's major religions, cultures, and philosophies.

Sourcebook of the World s Religions

Author : Joel Beversluis
File Size : 37.4 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 553
Read : 283
Download »
Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.