Anthology of Living Religions, An

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This anthology provides each of the major world religions with an opportunity to explain itself in its own terms, creating a sensitive and accurate picture of its teachings and beliefs. It allows readers to gain an "inside" understanding of origins, founders, and practicesand presents the religions as living faiths.Selected extracts relate religion to such current issues as gender, environment, and politics. Chapters explore indigenous sacred ways, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and more.For individuals desiring to learn more about the major world religions, and their impact around the world today.

Table of Contents

Teaching and Learning Resources
Preface World Religions
Map World Religions Timeline
Religious Responses
The academic study of world religions
The Study of World Religions
The Sacredness of Nature and Cosmic Religion
Materialistic perspectives on religion
The Future of an Illusion
Religion as the Opium of the People
God is Dead
Religious points of view
The Oneness of the Divine
The New Polytheism
The Ground of Being
Scientific perspectives on religion A Not-So-Random Universe
The Darwinian Account of Religion
Ritual, symbol, and myth Mandalas: Deity Unfolding in the World
The Ominous Sphere: A Transforming Dream
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Myths as Symbols of Religious Beliefs: The Greek Virgin Birth of Perseus
Women and the feminine in religion 3
The Image of God as Dominating Other
The need for religion today
The Lost Dimension in Religion
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Information Resources
Indigenous Sacred Ways
African sacred ways Of Water and Spirit
An African Boys Initiation
Some The Talking Drum: African Sacred Liturgy
Patron of Feminine Leadership
Aboriginal sacred ways Womens Health Rituals
Native North American sacred ways That Mountain Has Spirit by Southwest Indigenous Peoples 5
The Theft of Light by the Tsimshian Nation
The Great Vision by Black Elk, Lakota shaman
The Essence of Cosmic Man by Tlakaelel
Seeing with a Native Eye
The Hopi Message to the United Nations General Assembly
Typical Holy Ways Historical Outline
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Information Resources
Sruti texts Hymn to Agni, God of Fire from the Rig Vedas
Hymn on Creation from the Rig Vedas Realise the Brahman from the Upanishads
Smrti texts I am the Beginning and the End from the Bhagavad Gita Rama, Sita, and Lakshman
Enter the Forest from the Ramayana Duties of the Four Castes from the Manu smrti
The Faithful Wife from the Manu smrti
Desire to Know the Brahman by Sankara Yoga Sutras
In Praise of Durga from the Siva Purana
The Way of Devotion from the Bhagavata Purana Songs of the saints
The World of Illusion
Worship Him in Silence
Without Krishna I Cannot Sleep
Three Poems
Modern texts Vision of the Mother
Contemporary issues Untouchability
The Secular Face of Hind
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