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Living Religions w/CD

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780131933156

ISBN10:
0131933159
Format:
Paperback w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div

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Summary

KEY BENEFIT:Living Religionsis a sympathetic approach to what is living and significant in the worldrs"s major religious traditions and in various new movements that are arising.KEY TOPICS: This book provides a clear and straightforward account of the development, doctrines, and practices of the major faiths followed today. The emphasis throughout is on consciousness of believers and their own accounts of their religion and its relevance in contemporary life.MARKET: For professional theologians and others interested in the development of the major religions practiced today.

Table of Contents

Map: Religions of the world today
ii
Preface xi
Teaching and learning resources xiv
Religious Responses
1(31)
Modes of encountering Unseen Reality
2(3)
Understandings of Sacred Reality
5(4)
Worship, symbol, and myth
9(3)
Teaching Story: Descendants of the Eagle
12(1)
Absolutist and liberal interpretations
13(1)
Historical-critical study of scriptures
14(1)
The encounter between science and religion
15(5)
Women and the feminine in religions
20(3)
The usefulness of religions
23(4)
The negative side of organized religion
27(1)
Box: Angels Weep
28(1)
Suggested reading
29(1)
Key terms
30(1)
Study questions
30(1)
Time Special Edition articles
31(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
31(1)
Indigenous Sacred Ways
32(37)
Understanding indigenous sacred ways
32(4)
Cultural diversity
36(2)
The circle of right relationships
38(4)
Relationships with spirit
39(3)
Yoruba Teaching Story: Osun and the Power of Woman
42(6)
Kinship with all creation
42(4)
Relationships with power
46(2)
Spiritual specialists
48(5)
Storytellers and other sacred roles
48(3)
Mystical intermediaries
51(2)
Living Indigenous Sacred Ways: An Interview with Nadezhda Ananyevna Stepanova
53(2)
Group observances
55(4)
Individual observances
58(1)
Contemporary issues
59(1)
Religion in Practice: The Sun Dance Way of Self-Sacrifice
60(4)
Religion in Public Life: Winona Laduke
64(2)
Suggested reading
66(2)
Key terms
68(1)
Study questions
68(1)
Time Special Edition articles
68(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
68(1)
Hinduism
69(47)
Philosophical and metaphysical elements
70(3)
Vedic age
71(2)
Timeline
73(2)
Major philosophical systems
75(7)
Samkhya
76(1)
Advaita Vedanta
76(1)
Yoga
77(5)
Living Hinduism: An Interview with Sarala Chakrabarty
82(1)
Religious and ritual foundations
82(8)
Saktas
83(2)
Saivites
85(1)
Vaishnavites
86(2)
The epics and Puranas
88(2)
Teaching Story: Hanuman, The Monkey Chief
90(4)
The Hindu way of life
94(12)
Rituals
94(2)
Castes and social duties
96(1)
Life stages
97(1)
Home puja
98(1)
The Guru
98(2)
Fasts, prayers, and auspicious designs
100(1)
Reverence of trees and rivers
100(1)
Pilgrimages
101(2)
Festivals
103(3)
Hinduism in the modern world
106(3)
Global Hinduism
108(1)
Religion in Practice: Dharmic Principles: The Swadhyaya Movement
109(3)
Hindu identity
110(2)
Religion in Public Life: Dr Karan Singh
112(1)
Suggested reading
113(1)
Key terms
114(1)
Study questions
115(1)
Time Special Edition articles
115(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
115(1)
Jainism
116(13)
The Tirthankaras and ascetic orders
116(2)
Freeing the soul: the ethical pillars
118(3)
Karma
118(1)
Ahimsa
119(1)
Aparigraha
120(1)
Religion in Practice: Jain Purification
121(1)
Anekantwad
121(1)
Spiritual practices
122(2)
Teaching Story: The Story of Bahubali
124(1)
World Jainism
125(1)
Living Jainism: An Interview with Samani Charitra Prajna
126(1)
Suggested reading
127(1)
Key terms
128(1)
Study questions
128(1)
Time Special Edition articles
128(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
128(1)
Buddhism
129(47)
The life and legend of the Buddha
129(3)
Timeline
132(2)
The dharma
134(6)
The basic facts of existence
135(2)
The Eightfold Path of liberation
137(1)
The wheel of birth and death
138(2)
Teaching Story: The Great Ape Jataka Tale
140(2)
Nirvana
141(1)
Buddhism south and north
142(5)
Theravada: the path of mindfulness
142(5)
Devotional practices
147(10)
Mahayana: the path of compassion and wisdom
150(4)
Vajrayana: indestructible way to unity
154(3)
Religion in Public Life: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
157(2)
Zen: the great way of enlightenment
158(1)
Box: Zen Oxherding Pictures
159(4)
Pure Land: calling on Amida Buddha
161(1)
Nichiren: salvation through the Lotus Sutra
162(1)
Buddhism in the West
163(1)
Living Buddhism: An Interview with Karma Lekshe Tsomo
164(2)
Religion in Practice: Life in a Western Zen Monastery
166(3)
Socially engaged Buddhism
169(3)
Suggested reading
172(2)
Key terms
174(1)
Study questions
174(1)
Time Special Edition articles
175(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
175(1)
Daosim and Confucianism
176(31)
Ancient traditions
176(1)
Timeline
177(2)
Daoism---the way of nature and immortality
179(3)
Teaching of Daoist sages
180(2)
Teaching Story: Three in the Morning
182(9)
Organized Daosim
184(4)
Daoism today
188(3)
Confucianism---the practice of virtue
191(11)
Master Kong's life
192(2)
The Confucian virtues
194(2)
Divergent followers of Confucius
196(1)
The state cult
197(2)
Confucianism under communism
199(3)
Living Confucianism: An Interview with Ann-Ping Chin
202(2)
Confucianism in East Asia
203(1)
Suggested reading
204(1)
Key terms
205(1)
Study questions
206(1)
Time Special Edition articles
206(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
206(1)
Shinto
207(15)
The essence of Shinto
207(6)
Kinship and nature
207(1)
Honoring the kami
208(2)
Shrines
210(1)
Ceremonies
211(1)
Purification
212(1)
Religion in Practice: Purification by Waterfall
213(2)
Festivals
214(1)
Buddhist and Confucian influences
215(3)
State Shinto
216(2)
Shinto today
218(1)
Living Shinto: An Interview with Hitoshi Iwasaki
219(1)
Suggested reading
220(1)
Key terms
221(1)
Study questions
221(1)
Time Special Edition articles
221(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
221(1)
ZOROASTRIANISM
222(273)
Judaism
226(58)
A history of the Jewish people
226(2)
Biblical stories
227(1)
Timeline
228(10)
Teaching Story: From the Hebrew Bible---David and Goliath
238(23)
Return to Jerusalem
240(3)
Rabbinic Judaism
243(5)
Judaism in the Middle Ages
248(3)
Enlightenment
251(1)
Kabbalah and Hasidism
251(3)
American Judaism
254(1)
The Holocaust
254(3)
Zionism
257(4)
Torah
261(5)
The one God
262(1)
Love for God
263(1)
The sacredness of human life
263(1)
Law
264(1)
Suffering and faith
265(1)
Sacred practices
266(3)
Living Judaism: An Interview with Herman Taube
269(1)
Holy days
270(5)
Contemporary Judaism
275(3)
Major branches today
275(2)
Jewish feminism
277(1)
Religion in Public Life: Senator Joseph Lieberman
278(4)
Jewish renewal
279(2)
Suggested reading
281(1)
Key terms
282(1)
Study questions
283(1)
Time Special Edition articles
283(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
283(1)
Christianity
284(78)
The Christian Bible
284(3)
The life and teachings of Jesus
287(5)
Birth
287(1)
Preparation
288(2)
Ministry
290(2)
Living Christianity: An Interview with David Vandiver
292(2)
Teaching Story: The Good Samaritan
294(1)
Timeline
295(7)
Challenges to the authorities
296(3)
Crucifixion
299(2)
Resurrection
301(1)
The Early Church
302(8)
From persecution to empire
302(3)
Evolving organization and theology
305(4)
Early monasticism
309(1)
The Eastern Orthodox Church
310(2)
The history of the Orthodox Church
310(1)
The Russian Orthodox Church
311(1)
Relgion in Practice: Russian Orthodox Kenoticism
312(6)
The Orthodox world today
315(2)
Distinctive features of Orthodox spirituality
317(1)
Medieval Roman Catholicism
318(6)
Papal power
319(3)
Intellectual revival and monasticism
322(1)
Medieval mysticism
323(1)
The Protestant Reformation
324(5)
The Roman Catholic Reformation
329(1)
The impact of the Enlightenment
330(1)
The Second Vatican Council
331(1)
Central beliefs in contemporary Christianity
332(2)
Sacred practices
334(1)
Religion in Practice: Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity
335(11)
Worship services and sacraments
336(3)
The liturgical year
339(2)
Contemplative prayer
341(2)
Devotion to Mary
343(2)
Veneration of saints and angels
345(1)
Contemporary trends
346(9)
Evangelicalism
349(1)
Charismatics
350(1)
Cultural broadening
351(1)
Liberation theology
352(3)
Religion in Public Life: Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu
355(4)
Feminist theology
356(1)
Creation-centered Christianity
357(1)
Ecumenical movement
358(1)
Suggested reading
359(1)
Key terms
360(1)
Study questions
361(1)
Time Special Edition articles
361(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
361(1)
Islam
362(55)
The Prophet Muhammad
362(2)
Timeline
364(5)
Teaching Story: The Humility of the Prophet
369(1)
The Qur'an
370(2)
The central teachings
372(2)
The Oneness of God and of humanity
372(1)
Prophethood and the compass of Islam
373(1)
Religion in Public Life: Farid Esack
374(4)
Human relationship to the divine
375(1)
The unseen life
376(1)
The Last Judgment
376(2)
The Sunni--Shi'a split
378(3)
Sunnis
378(2)
Shi'a
380(1)
The Five Pillars and Jihad
381(7)
Belief and witness
381(1)
Daily prayers
381(1)
Zakat
382(1)
Fasting
383(1)
Hajj
383(3)
Jihad
386(2)
Sufism
388(4)
The spread of Islam
392(4)
Islamic culture
394(2)
Living Islam: An Interview with Khaled Aly Khaled
396(3)
Eastward expansion
397(2)
Relationships with the West
399(4)
Islam in the United States
401(2)
Muslim resurgence
403(10)
Tradition and modern life
404(2)
Outreach and education
406(1)
Islam in politics
407(5)
Islam for the future
412(1)
Suggested reading
413(2)
Key terms
415(1)
Study questions
415(1)
Time Special Edition articles
416(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
416(1)
Sikhism
417(23)
The sant tradition
417(1)
Guru Nanak
418(2)
The succession of Gurus
420(2)
Teaching Story: Guru Arjun Dev's Devotion
422(4)
Central beliefs
426(4)
Sacred practices
430(1)
Religion in Public Life: His Holiness Baba Virsa Singh
431(2)
Sikhism today
433(2)
Living Sikhism: An Interview with G. S. Jauhal
435(2)
Suggested reading
437(1)
Key terms
438(1)
Study questions
438(1)
Time Special Edition articles
439(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
439(1)
New Religious Movements
440(36)
Social context of new religious movements
440(2)
Apocalyptic and millennial expectations
442(8)
Catastrophic millennialism
443(4)
Progressive millennial movements
447(3)
Living New Religions: An Interview with Ursula McLackland
450(2)
Supernatural powers and revelations
452(1)
Offshoots of older religions
453(3)
Mormon Church
453(3)
Radhasoami
456(1)
Combinations of older religions
456(3)
Nature spirituality
459(4)
Revival of old models
459(2)
Deep ecology
461(2)
Universalist religions
463(3)
Theosophical Society
463(1)
Baha'i
464(2)
Religion in Practice: The Baha'i Model for Governance of the World
466(2)
New Age spirituality
468(2)
Opposition to new religious movements
470(2)
Will new religious movements last?
472(1)
Suggested reading
473(1)
Key terms
474(1)
Study questions
475(1)
Time Special Edition articles
475(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
475(1)
Religion in the Twenty-First Century
476(19)
Religious pluralism
476(5)
Hardening of religious boundaries
477(4)
Interfaith movement
481(1)
Box: Control of the Mind
482(1)
Responses to other faiths
483(1)
Box: Guidelines for Inter-Religious Understanding
483(4)
Interfaith initiatives
484(3)
Teaching Story: The Frog in the Well
487(1)
Religion and social issues
488(1)
Religion in Public Life: Jimmy Carter
489(1)
Religion and materialism
490(1)
Religion and the future of humanity
491(1)
Suggested reading
492(1)
Key terms
493(1)
Study questions
494(1)
Time Special Edition articles
494(1)
Research Navigator.com tools
494(1)
Notes 495(12)
Glossary 507(9)
Timeline 516(2)
Index 518(9)
Credits 527


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