9780136017615

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136017615

  • ISBN10:

    0136017614

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/25/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

This classic work presents the world's religions in a way that captures the total human experience in a factual and empathetic manner. It helps students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics, positive meaning, romance, and beauty, while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. It is written in an engaging style and comes fully updated--with fresh insights and informationon each of the worldrs"s major religions, as well as on new religious movements. Specific sections on the role of women in each of the world religions, the world religions in America, and (new to this edition) religion, governance, and public life are special features of this text. This text also includes a wealth of learning aids, including practical outlines that guide students in writing and researching papers and through visits to religious sites, along with information to help guide students in their online research.

Table of Contents

Understanding the World's Religious Heritage
The Sacred in Nature
The Religions of Prehistoric and Tribal Peple
Life Against Time
The Spiritual Paths of India
Wisdom Embarked for the Farther Shore
The Journey of Buddhism
Dragon and Sun
Religions of East Asia
One God, Many Words and Wonders
The Family of the Three Great Monotheistic Religions and Zoroastriamism
Keeping Covenant with God in History
The Unique Perspective of Judaism
Spreading the Word of God in the World
The Growth of Christianity
Submitting to the Will of God
Submitting to the Will of God
Spirits Rising
New Religious Movements
Looking Over the Spiritual Horizon
Religion Today and Tomorrow
Studying World Religions
Notes
Glossary
Index
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