9780023884801

History of the World's Religions

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    9780023884801

  • ISBN10:

    0023884800

  • Edition: 8th
  • Copyright: 1/1/1990
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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Table of Contents

Some Primal and Bygone Religions
Religion in Prehistoric and Primal Cultures
Bygone Religions That Have Left Their Mark on the West
The Religions of South Asia
Early Hinduism: The Passage from Ritual Sacrifice to Mystical Union
Later Hinduism: Religion as the Determinant of Social Behavior
Jainism: A Study in Asceticism
Buddhism in Its First Phase: Moderation in World Renunciation
The Religious Development of Buddhism: Diversity in Paths to Nirvana
Sikhism: A Study in Syncretism
The Religions of East Asia
Native Chinese Religion and Daoism
Confucius and Confucianism: A Study in Optimistic Humanism
Shinto: The Native Contribution to Japanese Religion
The Religions of The Middle East
Zoroastrianism: A Religion Based on Ethical Dualism
Judaism in Its Early Phases: From Hebrew Origins to the Exile
The Religious Development of Judaism
Christianity in Its Opening Phase: The Words and Work of Jesus in Apostolic Perspective
The Religious Development of Christianity
Islam: The Religion of Submission to God: Beginnings
The Shi'ah Alternative and Regional Developments
References for Quotations
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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