9780078119156

Scriptures of the World's Religions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078119156

  • ISBN10:

    0078119154

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/18/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

The fifth edition of Scriptures of the World's Religions brings together many of the world's most influential sacred texts. This text includes chapters on the 12 major religious traditions today, plus two chapters on indigenous religious practices. With comprehensive introductions in each chapter, the selected writings emphasize each religion's founders, central doctrines, and historical development. The translated texts in this collection, many of which were translated specifically for this book, are stylistically clear and up-to-date.

Table of Contents

Hinduism

Introduction

Vedas

Veda¯nta: The Upanis.ads and Their Commentaries

Yoga

Pura¯n.as and Epics

Devotional Literature

Treatises on Dharma

Jainism

Introduction

Jaina Scriptures

Buddhism

Introduction

The Life of the Buddha

Pa¯li Canon

Maha¯ya¯na 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 the Day of Atonement

Christianity

Introduction

Jesus’ Birth and Ministry

Jesus’ Death

New Testament Church

Noncanonical Gospels

Early Statements of Faith

Church Fathers, Saints, and Mystics

The Rule of Saint Benedict

The Council of Trent

Pope Leo XIII On the Condition of Labor: Rerum Novarum

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

The Universal House of Justice

Indigenous Religions of the West

Introduction

Africa

War of the Gods: Yoruba Myth

America

Origin of Corn: Creek Myth

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