9780073535845

Scriptures of the World's Religions

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    9780073535845

  • ISBN10:

    0073535842

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/21/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Scriptures of the World's Religions, third edition is an anthology that gathers together many of the world's most influential sacred texts. This leading book includes chapters on the twelve major religious traditions today, plus two additional chapters on indigenous religious practices. With comprehensive introductions in each chapter, the selected writings emphasize the religion's founders, central doctrines, and historical development. The translated texts in this collection are stylistically clear and up-to-date, many of which were translated specifically for this book. The selections vary in length from a few paragraphs to 10 pages. It can be used in a wide range of courses including introduction to religion.

Table of Contents

Preface

HINDUISM

Introduction

Vedas

Vedanta: The Upanisads and their Commentaries

Yoga

Puranas and Epics

Devotional Literature

Treatises on Dharma

JAINISM

Introduction

Jaina scriptures

BUDDHISM

Introduction

The Life of the Buddha

Pali Canon

Mahayana Scriptures

Tibetan Buddhist Scriptures

Chinese and Japanese Buddhist Scriptures

SIKHISM

Introduction

Sikh Scriptures

CONFUCIANISM

Introduction

Confucian Scriptures

DAOISM

Introduction

Daoist Scriptures

SHINTO

Introduction

Shinto Scriptures

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL RELIGION

Introduction

Australian Aboriginal Myths

ZOROASTRIANISM

Introduction

The Avesta

Pahlavi Writings

Zurvan Writings

JUDAISM

Introduction

Books of Moses

Conquest and United Kingdom

Divided Kingdom and Exile

Post-Exilic Writings

Rabbinic Writings

Medieval Judaism

Recent Movements

Orthodox Judaism: Service Prayer for Day of Atonement

CHRISTIANITY

Introduction

Jesus' Birth and Ministry

Jesus' Death

New Testament Church

Non-Canonical Gospels

Early Statements of Faith

Church Fathers, Saints, and Mystics

The Rule of Saint Benedict

The Council of Trent

Protestant Statements of Faith

Recent Sectarian Movements

ISLAM

Introduction

Qur'an: Muhammad in Mecca

Qur'an: Muhammad in Medina

Hadith

Sunni and Shi'i Writings

Sufi Writings

BAHA'I FAITH

Introduction

The Bab

Baha'u'llah

Abdu'l-Baha

Shoghi Effendi

Universal House of Justice

INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS OF THE WEST

Introduction

Africa

War of the Gods: Yoruba Myth

America

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