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Experiencing the World's Religions : Tradition, Challenge, and Change

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0073535648
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Pub. Date:
12/12/2006
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Summary

Experiencing the World's Religionsprovides a clear and compelling account of religion as a diverse, lived experience by peoples around the world. Global in its coverage, the text conveys the vitality and richness of the world's religions as a living cultural wellspring that not only concerns systems of belief but how those beliefs are expressed in ceremonies, food, clothing, art, architecture, pilgrimage, scripture, and music. The text demonstrates why an understanding of the world's religions enriches our lives. In an engaging narrative emphasizing the experience of religion, the text takes students on a personal voyage through doctrines, history, the religiously inspired arts, ceremonies, and everyday expressions of belief and combines these with powerful photographs from around the globe. The text goes beyond traditional approaches to personally connect students with the vitality of the great religions and how they reach into the lives of individuals and the culture at large. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated in both content and illustration, to address recent world events and political changes, and provide additional insight into current theory and practice.

Table of Contents

Preface xii
Understanding Religion
1(30)
First Encounter
1(1)
What Is Religion?
2(8)
Key Characteristics of Religion
3(2)
The Sacred
5(1)
Religious Symbolism
6(1)
Speculations on the Sources of Religions
7(3)
Patterns among Religions
10(7)
First Pattern: Focus of Beliefs and Practices
11(1)
Second Pattern: Views of the World and Life
12(2)
Third Pattern: Views of Male and Female
14(3)
Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religion
17(2)
Key Critical Issues
19(4)
Why Study the Major Religions of the World?
23(2)
The Pilgrimage
25(6)
Indigenous Religions
31(42)
First Encounter
31(2)
Discovering Indigenous Religions
33(4)
Past Obstacles to the Appreciation of Indigenous Religions
34(1)
The Modern Recovery of Indigenous Religions
34(3)
Studying Indigenous Religions: Learning from Patterns
37(9)
Human Relationships with the Natural World
37(2)
Sacred Time and Sacred Space
39(1)
Respect for Origins, Gods, and Ancestors
40(6)
Sacred Practices in Indigenous Religions
46(16)
Life-Cycle Ceremonies
47(4)
Taboo and Sacrifice
51(5)
Shamanism, Trance, and Spiritual Powers
56(4)
Artifacts and Artistic Expression in Indigenous Religions
60(2)
Personal Experience: Gods in Hawai'i
62(3)
Indigenous Religions Today
65(8)
Hinduism
73(50)
First Encounter
73(2)
The Origins of Hinduism
75(5)
The Earliest Stage of Indian Religion
76(2)
The Religion of the Vedic Period
78(2)
The Vedas
80(1)
The Upanishads and the Axis Age
80(6)
The Origin of the Upanishads
82(1)
Important Concepts of the Upanishads
82(4)
Living Spiritually in the Everyday World
86(8)
The Bhagavad Gita
87(1)
The Caste System
88(1)
The Stages of Life
89(1)
The Goals of Life
90(1)
The Yogas
90(4)
Devotional Hinduism
94(10)
The Trimurti: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva
95(5)
Worship of the Divine Feminine: Devi
100(1)
The Guru as Object of Devotion
101(1)
Devotion to Animals
102(2)
Other Forms of Religious Devotion
104(1)
Personal Experience: A Cremation in Bali
104(3)
Hinduism and the Arts
107(1)
Hinduism: Modern Challenges
108(15)
Mohandas Gandhi
111(2)
Contemporary Issues
113(2)
Hindu Influence beyond India
115(8)
Buddhism
123(68)
First Encounter
123(1)
The Beginnings of Buddhism: The Life of the Buddha
124(6)
The Basic Teachings of Buddhism
130(6)
The Three Marks of Reality
130(2)
The Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path
132(4)
The Influence of Indian Thought on Early Buddhist Teachings
136(4)
Ahimsa: ``Do Not Harm''
136(1)
The Soul and Karma
137(2)
Nirvana
139(1)
The Early Development of Buddhism
140(3)
Theravada Buddhism: The Way of the Elders
143(7)
Theravada Teachings and Literature
147(1)
Theravada Art and Architecture
148(2)
Mahayana Buddhism: The ``Big Vehicle''
150(22)
New Ideals: Compassion and the Bodhisattva
150(2)
Mahayana Thought and Worldview
152(4)
Mahayana Literature
156(2)
The Spread of Mahayana in East Asia
158(3)
Some Major Schools of Mahayana
161(11)
Vajrayana Buddhism: The ``Diamond Vehicle''
172(6)
Origins, Practice, and Literature of Tibetan Buddhism
172(3)
Ritual and the Arts
175(3)
Personal Experience: The Monks and the Pond
178(2)
Buddhism and the Modern World
180(11)
Jainism and Sikhism
191(24)
First Encounter
191(1)
Shared Origins
192(1)
Jainism
193(1)
Background
193(1)
Mahavira and the Origins of Jainism
194(1)
Worldview
195(2)
Jain Ethics
197(2)
The Development of Jainism and Its Branches
199(2)
Digambaras
200(1)
Shvetambaras
200(1)
Sthanakavasis
200(1)
Terapanthis
201(1)
Jain Practices
201(1)
Jain Scriptures
202(1)
Jain Art and Architecture
203(1)
Sikhism
204(1)
Background
204(1)
Nanak and the Origins of Sikhism
204(1)
The Worldview and Teachings of Nanak
205(1)
The Development of Sikhism
206(2)
Sikh Scriptures
208(2)
Sikhism and the Modern World
210(1)
Personal Experience: A Visit to the Golden Temple
210(5)
Daoism and Confucianism
215(50)
First Encounter
215(1)
Basic Elements of Traditional Chinese Beliefs
216(4)
Daoism
220(1)
The Origins of Daoism
220(7)
Laozi (Lao Tzu)
221(1)
The Daodejing
221(4)
Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)
225(2)
Basic Early Teachings
227(1)
Daoism and the Quest for Longevity
228(1)
The Development of Daoism
229(3)
Daoism and the Arts
232(4)
Daoism and the Modern World
236(1)
Confucianism
237(1)
The Dao in Confucianism
237(1)
The Life of Confucius
238(1)
Living According to Confucian Values
239(8)
The Five Great Relationships
240(4)
The Confucian Virtues
244(3)
Confucian Literature
247(2)
The Development of Confucianism
249(5)
Schools of Philosophy
249(2)
The Development of Confucianism as a Religious System
251(3)
Confucianism and the Arts
254(2)
Personal Experience: Qing Ming, a Ceremony in Spring
256(2)
Confucianism and the Modern World
258(7)
Shinto
265(28)
First Encounter
265(1)
The Origins of Shinto
266(3)
The Historical Development of Shinto
269(4)
Accommodation with Buddhism and Confucianism
269(2)
Shinto and Japanese National Identity
271(2)
Essentials of Shinto Belief
273(2)
Shinto Religious Practice
275(5)
Worship at Shrines
275(3)
Celebration of the New Year
278(1)
Observances of the Seasons and Nature
279(1)
Other Practices
280(1)
Personal Experience: A Temple High above Kyoto
280(2)
Shinto and the Arts
282(3)
Architecture
283(1)
Music and Dance
284(1)
Shinto Offshoots: The New Religions
285(3)
Shinto and the Modern World
288(5)
Judaism
293(58)
First Encounter
293(2)
An Overview of Jewish History
295(2)
The Hebrew Bible
297(2)
Biblical History
299(17)
In the Beginning: Stories of Origins
299(3)
The World of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs
302(3)
Moses and the Law
305(7)
The Judges and Kings
312(1)
Exile and Captivity
313(1)
Return to Jerusalem and the Second Temple
314(2)
Cultural Conflict during the Second Temple Era
316(3)
The Seleucid Period
316(1)
Responses to Outside Influences
317(2)
The Development of Rabbinical Judaism
319(5)
The Canon of Scripture and the Talmud
319(2)
Islam and Medieval Judaism
321(1)
The Kabbalah
321(1)
Christianity and Medieval Judaism
322(2)
Questioning and Reform
324(1)
Judaism and the Modern World
325(3)
Hitler and the Holocaust
325(2)
Creation of the State of Israel
327(1)
Personal Experience: A Visit to Anne Frank's House
328(1)
Jewish Belief
329(1)
Religious Practice
330(7)
The Jewish Sabbath
331(1)
Holy Days
331(4)
Jewish Dietary Practices
335(1)
Other Religious Practices
335(2)
Divisions within Contemporary Judaism
337(5)
Culturally Based Divisions
337(2)
Observance-Based Divisions
339(3)
The Contributions of Judaism
342(3)
Jewish Identity and the Future of Judaism
345(6)
Christianity
351(86)
First Encounter
351(3)
The Life and Teachings of Jesus
354(7)
Jesus in the New Testament Gospels
357(3)
The Two Great Commandments
360(1)
Early Christian Beliefs and History
361(12)
Paul and Pauline Christianity
362(3)
The New Testament: Its Structure and Artistry
365(6)
The Christian Canon
371(2)
The Early Spread of Christianity
373(5)
Influences on Christianity at the End of the Roman Empire
378(4)
Augustine
378(1)
Benedict and the Monastic Ideal
379(3)
The Eastern Orthodox Church
382(4)
Early Development
382(1)
Monasticism in the Eastern Church
383(1)
Eastern Orthodox Beliefs
384(2)
Personal Experience: Inside the Monasteries on Mount Athos
386(2)
Christianity in the Middle Ages
388(6)
Christian Mysticism
389(2)
The Crusades, the Inquisition, and the Founding of Religious Orders
391(2)
The Late Middle Ages
393(1)
The Protestant Reformation
394(7)
Martin Luther
395(1)
Forms of Protestantism
396(5)
The Development of Christianity Following the Protestant Reformation
401(8)
The Catholic Reformation (Counter Reformation)
401(1)
The International Spread of Christianity
402(3)
Nontraditional Christianity
405(4)
Christian Practice
409(8)
Sacraments and Other Rituals
410(1)
The Christian Year
411(4)
Devotion to Mary
415(2)
Christianity and the Arts
417(8)
Architecture
417(3)
Art
420(3)
Music
423(2)
Christianity Faces the Modern World
425(12)
The Challenges of Science and Secularism
425(1)
Contemporary Influences and Developments
426(11)
Islam
437(64)
First Encounter
437(1)
The Life and Teachings of Muhammad
438(5)
Essentials of Islam
443(13)
The Five Pillars of Islam
445(6)
Additional Islamic Religious Practices
451(3)
Scripture: The Qur'an
454(2)
The Historical Development of Islam
456(9)
Expansion and Consolidation
457(3)
The Shiite and Sunni Division within Islam
460(5)
Sufism: Islamic Mysticism
465(7)
Sufi Beliefs
468(2)
Al-Ghazali and Sufi Brotherhoods
470(1)
Sufi Practice and Poetry
470(2)
Personal Experience: Ramadan in Morocco
472(3)
Islamic Law and Philosophy
475(3)
Islamic Law and Legal Institutions
475(1)
Islamic Philosophy and Theology
476(2)
Islam and the Arts
478(7)
Architecture
478(5)
Fine Art
483(2)
Islam and the Modern World
485(16)
Islam and Contemporary Life
485(5)
Islam in the West and Beyond
490(11)
Alternative Paths
501(36)
First Encounter
501(1)
Origins of New Religions
502(2)
Contemporary Paganism: Wicca and Druidism
504(5)
Religions of the Yoruba Tradition: Santeria, Voodoo, and Candomble
509(4)
Theosophy
513(2)
Scientology
515(2)
Falun Gong
517(2)
Cao Dai
519(2)
Rastafarianism
521(4)
Baha'i
525(3)
New Religious Movements: A Special Role
528(1)
Personal Experience: Celebrating the Goddess
529(8)
The Modern Search
537
First Encounter
537(1)
Modern Influences on the Future of Religion
538(18)
The New World Order
539(2)
Multiculturalism and Interfaith Dialogue
541(1)
Women's Rights Movements
542(2)
Reassessment of Human Sexuality
544(3)
Science and Technology
547(2)
Science and Ethical Issues
549(3)
Secularism
552(2)
Environmental Challenges
554(2)
The Recurring Challenge of Change
556(3)
Environmentalism: A Religious Phenomenon?
559(4)
Eclectic Spirituality
563(9)
Interrelatedness
566(2)
Reverence and Respect
568(2)
Contemplative Practices
570(2)
Personal Experience: A New Religion
572
Notes 1(1)
Credits 1(1)
Index 1


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