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Many Peoples, Many Faiths : Women and Men in the World Religions,9780130341723
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Many Peoples, Many Faiths : Women and Men in the World Religions

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Edition:
7th
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9780130341723

ISBN10:
013034172X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

For undergraduate freshman/sophomore-level courses in World Religions. This classic work presents the religions of the world in a way that captures the total human experience in both a factual and empathetic manner This text includes a wealth of learning aids, including practical outlines that guide students through their visits to religious sites.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
Photo Credits xx
Understanding the World's Religious Heritage
1(24)
Chapter Objectives
1(1)
A New Day of Religious Encounter
2(1)
Doors and Windows to the Ultimate
3(5)
Three Forms of Religious Expression
8(3)
Theoretical Expression: What is Said in Religion?
8(1)
Practical Expression: What Is Done in Religion?
9(1)
Sociological Expression: What Kinds of Groups Are Formed by Religion?
10(1)
The Interrelationship of the Forms of Expression
11(1)
Descriptive and Critical Approaches
11(1)
Periods in Religious History
12(6)
Hunting and Gathering Religion
13(1)
Agricultural Religion
13(1)
Ancient Empires
13(1)
Religion Responding to History
13(3)
Medieval Devotion
16(1)
Modernism
16(1)
Postmodernism
17(1)
Looking Forward
18(1)
Women in the World Religions
18(2)
Fundamental Features of Religions
20(1)
Summary
21(1)
Questions for Review
21(1)
Suggested Readings on the Study of World Religions
22(3)
The Sacred in Nature Cosmic Religions of Prehistoric and Tribal Peoples
25(27)
Chapter Objectives
25(1)
The First Human Faiths
26(4)
Gods, Spirits, and the World
30(1)
Initiation Rites of Men and Women
31(2)
Shamans
33(7)
Archaic Hunters
40(1)
Archaic Gatherers
41(1)
Archaic Farmers
42(4)
Women in Early Agricultural Societies and the Reassertion of Masculine Interests
46(3)
Summary
49(1)
Questions for Review
50(1)
Suggested Readings on Prehistoric and Tribal Religions
50(2)
Life Against Time The Spiritual Paths of India
52(69)
Chapter Objectives
52(1)
The Face of India
53(1)
Understanding Hinduism
54(4)
Major Influences on and Developments in Hinduism through Time
58(32)
The Religion of the Ancient Aryans
58(6)
The Upanishads
64(4)
Spiritual Ferment and the Rise of Buddhism
68(4)
The Laws of Manu
72(2)
The Yoga Sutras
74(1)
The Bhagavad-Gita
75(3)
Advaita Vedanta
78(1)
Tantrism
79(1)
Devotional Hinduism
80(8)
Devotionalism in the Meeting of Hinduism and Islam
88(2)
The Practice of Hinduism Today
90(5)
Weddings
91(1)
Funerals
91(1)
Caste
91(2)
Water and Cows
93(1)
Sadhus
93(1)
Temples
94(1)
Modern Hinduism
95(3)
A Class of Values---East and West
95(1)
Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian Independence, and Its Aftermath
95(3)
Women in Hinduism
98(9)
Sources of Classical Hindu Ideals of Womanhood
98(2)
The Subordination of the Ideal Hindu Wife in the Classical Period
100(2)
Places of Power and Participation
102(2)
Women and Reform in India
104(2)
The Political and Religious Forces Shaping the Lives of Today's Hindu Women
106(1)
Other Religions of India
107(4)
Jainism
108(2)
Sikhism
110(1)
Hinduism in America
111(2)
India Comes to America
111(1)
Other Hindu Influences in America
112(1)
Summary
113(2)
Questions for Review
115(1)
Suggested Readings on the Religions of India
116(5)
Wisdom Embarked for the Farther Shore The Journey of Buddhism
121(56)
Chapter Objectives
121(1)
A Religion of Transformation of Consciousness
122(1)
The Life of the Buddha
123(4)
Basic Buddhist Teaching
127(6)
The Middle Way
127(1)
The Four Noble Truths and ``No Self''
128(4)
Nirvana
132(1)
Theravada Buddhism
133(7)
Mahayana Buddhism
140(9)
Generally
140(3)
Nagarjuna's Two Basic Principles
143(2)
The Bodhisattva
145(1)
``Mind Only'' (Yogacara)
146(2)
The Three Forms of Buddhic Expression (The Three ''Buddha Bodies``)
148(1)
Vajrayana (Tantric) Buddhism
149(5)
Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet
151(3)
Chan or Zen Buddhism
154(3)
Pure Land Buddhism
157(1)
Women in Buddhism
158(11)
The Dharma: Opening the Door to Women's Enlightenment
158(1)
Women in Early Indian Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism
159(3)
Women in Mahayana Buddhism
162(2)
Women in Vajrayana (Tantric) Buddhism
164(2)
Women in Chan (Zen) and Pure Land Buddhism
166(1)
Women in Contemporary Buddhism East and West
167(2)
Buddhism in America
169(1)
Summary
170(2)
Questions for Review
172(1)
Suggested Readings on Buddhism
173(4)
Dragon and Sun Religions of East Asia
177(74)
Chapter Objectives
177(1)
The East Asian Spiritual World
178(3)
Chinese Religion
181(1)
Ancient China
181(2)
The Dao---Foundational to Confucianism and Daoism
183(1)
Confucianism
184(12)
Confucius (Kung Fuzi) and the Confucian Classics
184(1)
Fundamentals of Confucian Tradition
185(5)
The ``Han Synthesis'' and Yin-Yang
190(1)
Mandarins
191(3)
Rituals of the Ru (Mandarins)
194(1)
Neo-Confucianism
195(1)
Confucian Moral and Social Values
196(1)
Daoism (Taoism)
196(11)
Fundamentals of Daoism
196(2)
Laozi and the Dao De Jing
198(4)
The Development of Philosophical Daoism
202(2)
Religious Daoism
204(3)
Buddhism in China
207(3)
Religion in Traditional China---A Syncretistic Practice
210(2)
Religion in the People's Republic of China
212(3)
Women in Chinese Religion
215(10)
Women in Classical Confucianism
215(3)
Women in Daoism (Taoism)
218(2)
The ''Golden Lotuses``---Foot Binding in China
220(4)
Chinese Women in Buddhism
224(1)
Women in the People's Republic of China
224(1)
The Influence of Daoism in America
225(2)
Japanese Religion
227(1)
Shinto in Japan
227(5)
Shinto and the Four Affirmations
227(2)
Shinto Worship
229(1)
The Kami and Their Myths
230(2)
Shinto as a State Cultus
232(1)
Buddhism in Japan
232(5)
Tendai and Shingon
233(1)
The Kamakura Reformation: Pure Land, Nichiren, and Zen
233(4)
Confucianism in Japan
237(1)
The New Japanese Religions
238(1)
Women in Japanese Religion
239(2)
Religion in Korea
241(1)
Religion in Viet Nam
242(1)
Summary
243(2)
Questions for Review
245(1)
Suggested Readings on East Asian Religion
246(5)
One God, Many Words and Wonders The Family of the Three Great Monotheistic Religions and Zoroastrianism
251(11)
Chapter Objectives
251(1)
The Nature of Monotheistic Religion
252(6)
Zoroastrianism
258(3)
Questions for Review
261(1)
Suggested Readings on Zoroastrianism
261(1)
Keeping Covenant with God in History The Unique Perspective of Judaism
262(33)
Chapter Objectives
262(1)
Jewish Uniqueness
263(1)
The Ancient Story of Judaism
264(5)
From the Second Temple to the Talmud
269(2)
Medieval and Modern Judaism
271(4)
Judaism in America
275(1)
Jewish Beliefs
276(2)
Jewish Life
278(2)
Festivals and Practices
280(4)
Women in Judaism
284(5)
Women in Traditional Judaism
284(3)
Jewish Women Today---Modernity and Feminism
287(2)
Summary
289(1)
Questions for Review
290(1)
Suggested Readings on the Hebrew Scriptures and Judaism
291(4)
Spreading the Word of God in the World The Growth of Christianity
295(81)
Chapter Objectives
295(1)
The Scope of Christianity
296(1)
Jesus
297(2)
The Early Jesus Movement
299(2)
Paul
301(1)
Christianity in the Roman World
302(4)
The Christian Triumph
306(2)
The Foundations of Medieval Christianity
308(4)
Medieval Christendom
312(4)
The Reformation and Martin Luther
316(3)
Calvin
319(1)
The English Reformation
320(1)
Radical Reform
321(4)
The Catholic Reformation
325(1)
Christian Mysticism and Devotion
326(3)
Eastern Orthodoxy
329(3)
Roman Catholicism
332(4)
Protestantism
336(3)
Christianity in America: A Wellspring of Denominationalism
339(5)
The Modern Expansion of Christianity
344(4)
The New Face of World Christianity
348(3)
Women in Christianity
351(15)
Women in the Early Jesus Movement
351(2)
Christian Dualism, the Medieval Vision, and their Impact on Attitudes toward Women
353(2)
Christian Women in Europe during the Middle Ages: Wives, Nuns, Charismatics, and Heretics
355(3)
Women and Reform
358(1)
Christianity and Women in America before the Twentieth Century
359(5)
The ``Woman Question'' in American Christianity in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
364(2)
Christianity in the World Today
366(1)
Summary
367(2)
Questions for Review
369(1)
Suggested Readings on Christianity
370(6)
Submitting to the will of God The Building of the House of Islam
376(60)
Chapter Objectives
376(1)
The Meaning of Islam
377(2)
Muhammad
379(2)
The Quran
381(5)
The Five Pillars of Islam
386(4)
Prayers and Mosques
390(3)
Historic Islam
393(2)
Features of Classic Islamic Civilization
395(6)
Urban Settings and Family Life
395(1)
Law, Religion, Trade, and the Development of Islamic Culture
396(1)
The Role of Nonrepresentational Art, Calligraphy, and Literature in Islamic Culture
396(4)
Philosophy, Science, and the Intellectual Life of Islamic Thought
400(1)
Sunni Islam
401(1)
Shia Islam
402(5)
Islamic Mysticism
407(5)
Islam in the World Today
412(7)
Islam in America
419(1)
Women in Islam
420(10)
Islam and the Question of Women's Role
621
Early Islam after Muhammad: The Continuation of Patriarchal Patterns
422(4)
Muslim Women: Leaders, Saints, and Practitioners
426(2)
Today's Middle Eastern Muslim Women and the Winds of Change
428(2)
Summary
430(2)
Questions for Review
432(1)
Suggested Readings on Islam
433(3)
Spirits Rising New Religious Movements
436(17)
Chapter Objectives
436(1)
The World of New Religions
437(1)
Types of New Religions
437(9)
New Religions Around the World
446(1)
Features of New Religious Movements
447(2)
Summary
449(1)
Questions for Review
450(1)
Suggested Readings on New Religious Movements
450(3)
Looking Over the Spiritual Horizon Religion Today and Tomorrow
453(12)
Chapter Objectives
453(1)
Things Old and New
454(1)
Factors Affecting Religion Today
455(5)
Technology, Ecology, and the Population Explosion
455(2)
Globalization
457(2)
Gender Inequity
459(1)
Sexual Orientation
459(1)
Religious Trends Today
460(2)
Liberalism
460(1)
Traditionalism and Fundamentalism
461(1)
Secularization
462(1)
Religious Futures
462(2)
Secularism
462(1)
New Religions and New Religious Founders
463(1)
Syncretism
463(1)
Pluralism
463(1)
Religion's Future
464(1)
Questions for Review
464(1)
APPENDIX STUDYING WORLD RELIGIONS 465(4)
I. Writing a Term Paper
465(2)
II. Writing a Religious Visit Paper
467(2)
Notes 469(22)
Glossary 491(18)
Index 509


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