Eastern Religions Hinduism, Buddism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-05-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Eastern Religions provides a succinct, authoritative, and accessible introduction to five of the great religious traditions of the world. The book looks at each religion in terms of nine key themes: Origins and Historical Development, Aspects of the Divine, Sacred Texts, Sacred Persons, Ethical Principles, Sacred Spaces, Sacred Time, Death and the Afterlife, and Society and Religion. Also included are extracts from or summaries of historical texts, with author commentaries that explain the significance of each piece and place it in its full context. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Michael D. Coogan, the general editor, is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts and Director of Publications, Harvard Semitic Museum. He is the editor of The Oxford History of the Biblical World and The New Oxford Annotated Bible (3d Edition).
The contributors:
Vasudha Narayanan (Hinduism) is Professor of Religion at the University of Florida. Malcolm David Eckel (Buddhism) is Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore (Taoism and Confucianism) is Assistant Professor at Wittenberg University, Ohio. C. Scott Littleton (Shinto) is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Occidental College, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Hinduismp. 8
Buddhismp. 110
Taoismp. 212
Confucianismp. 314
Shintop. 416
Glossariesp. 518
General Bibliographyp. 522
Indexp. 527
Acknowledgments and Picture Creditsp. 548
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