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World Religions 2003 : A Voyage of Discovery,9780884897255

World Religions 2003 : A Voyage of Discovery

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9780884897255

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0884897257
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Pub. Date:
4/1/2003
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St Marys Pr
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The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism has judged that the text falls outside the scope of the types of materials they review for conformity to the Catechism. * "Why do Muslims face Mecca to pray? Why do Buddhists chant?" The major religions of the world are a mystery to many high school teens. Now you can help them unlock the doors of these traditions with our new text, World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery. The book is an introductory survey that helps eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions.The textbook includes a chapter on each of eleven major world religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and others. The text offers the Catholic perspective on interreligious dialogue, an overview of basic questions that religions address, and Ninian Smart's seven dimensions of religion. A glossary and word pronunciations in each chapter help students learn unfamiliar terms. In addition, the second edition of this text incorporates the following new features: a new chapter on modern trends in religion new, more detailed maps a new section on the Aztec religion of Mesoamerica a sidebar in each chapter offering examples of the seven dimensions of religion in each chapter review questions at the end of each chapter *The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism reviews only materials which are catechetical in nature and which teach the beliefs, practices, and doctrine of the Catholic Faith. World Religions falls outside the scope of the types of materials the Committee reviews. This text outlines the basic beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world, taking a comparative approach, as do most texts on this topic, to identify the distinctive elements of the various religions. This edition of World Religions, however, also includes a very important forward that introduces "The Roman Catholic Church and Non-Christian Religions," and references documents of the Second Vatican Council. This forward explains the Catholic viewpoint on the importance of learning about and coming to a basic understanding of the other major religions of the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword The Roman Catholic Church and Non-Christian Religions 6(5)
Studying the World's Religions
11(10)
A Global Village
12(1)
The Nature of a Religious Tradition
13(5)
Some Challenges and Rewards of Studying the World's Religions
18(3)
Primal Religious Traditions
21(20)
The Nature of Primal Religions
21(2)
Religion of the Australian Aborigines
23(3)
An African Tradition: The Religion of the Yoruba
26(2)
Religion of the North American Plains Indians
28(4)
A Mesoamerican Religion: The Azrecs and Their Legacy
32(5)
Common Themes, Diverse Traditions
37(4)
South Asia
Hinduism
41(28)
Many Rivers to One Ocean
41(1)
Human Destiny: From Worldly Realms to the Divine Beyond
42(6)
Hindu Society: Mapping the Individual's Identity
48(5)
Three Paths to Liberation
53(8)
Hinduism in the Modern World
61(3)
The Ever Changing Currents of Hinduism
64(5)
Buddhism
69(24)
A Therapy for Living from One Who ``Woke Up''
69(1)
The Life of Gautama
70(5)
The Dharma: Buddhist Teachings
75(10)
Three Rafts for Crossing the River: Divisions of Buddhism
85(3)
The Enduring Wisdom of the Buddha
88(5)
Jainism
93(14)
Ahimsa and Ascerticism: Jainism's Ideals
93(1)
Makers of the River Crossing
94(2)
Knowing the Universe: Cosmology and Salvation
96(3)
The Religious Life
99(5)
Jains in Today's World
104(3)
Sikhism
107(16)
Images and Realities
107(2)
The Development of Sikhism: From Guru Nanak to the Guru Granth Sahib
109(5)
Religious Teachings: God, Humans, and Salvation
114(2)
The Religious Life: Worship, Ritual, and Lifestyle
116(4)
Sikhism's True Identity: Work, Worship, and Charity
120(3)
East Asia
Confucianism
123(16)
The Ethical Foundation of East Asia
123(2)
Great Master K'ung: The Life and Legacy of Confucius
125(3)
Learning to Be Human: Confucianism's Central Project
128(5)
Self, Family, Nation, Heaven: Confucian Harmony
133(3)
A Legacy for East Asia, Lessons for the World
136(3)
Taoism
139(14)
Living in Harmony with the Way of Nature
140(1)
Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu: Legendary Sages, Mystical Texts
140(2)
The Philosophy of Tao
142(7)
Taoism in East Asia and the World
149(4)
Zen Buddhism
153(14)
Zen: The Spirit of Buddhism
153(1)
Transmission of Zen Teachings
154(1)
Zen Teachings
155(6)
Zen Life
161(2)
In Conclusion
163(4)
Shinto
167(12)
``Way of the Kami''
167(4)
Shinto in the Religious Life of Japan
171(5)
Traditional Shinto in Modern Japan
176(3)
The Ancient West
Ancestors of the West
179(22)
The ``Cradle'' of the West
179(1)
Religion in Ancient Iran: Zoroastrianism
180(5)
Religion in Ancient Greece
185(8)
Religion in the Roman World
193(4)
Legacies from Ancient Times
197(4)
Judaism
201(22)
The People of the Covenant
201(1)
Judaism's Central Teachings: On God and Torah
202(3)
The History of the Chosen People: Blessings and Tribulations
205(8)
The Sanctification of Life: The Way of Torah
213(6)
The Tradition of the Chosen People
219(4)
Christianity
223(24)
Who Is a Christian?
223(1)
Christ: Son of God, Savior
224(6)
Creed: What Christians Believe
230(2)
Church: The ``One Body'' of Christ
232(11)
United in Christ
243(4)
Islam
247(20)
Submission to the One God
247(1)
The Foundations of Islam
248(5)
Basic Practices and Social Teachings
253(5)
The Expansion of Islam
258(2)
Varieties of Islam
260(3)
Islam and the World
263(4)
Religion in the Modern World
267(27)
A Changing Religious Landscape
267(1)
Modern Influences
268(7)
New Religious Movements
275(10)
Religion and Science
285(6)
The Persistence of Mystery
291(3)
Pronunciation Key 294(1)
Index 295


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