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Beschreibung

A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World's Religions examines the following topics:

  • Some Primal and Bygone Religions
  • The Religions of South Asia
  • The Religions of East Asia

  • The Religions of the Middle East

This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world's religions.



Autorentext

David S. Noss taught in the Religion and Philosophy Department of Heidelberg College from 1950 until his retirement in 1989, although he continued teaching students and advising faculty until his passing in 2010.

Blake Grangaard earned his B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.Div. from Luther Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He was a pastor for almost 10 years before turning to academia. He is currently a Professor of Religion at Heidelberg University, USA.



Zusammenfassung
A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World's Religions examines the following topics: a Some Primal and Bygone ReligionsThe Religions of South Asia The Religions of East AsiaThe Religions of the Middle Easta This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world's religions.

Inhalt

Brief Contents

Part 1 Some Primal and Bygone Religions

1: Religion in Prehistoric and Primal Cultures

2: Bygone Religions That Have Left Their Mark on the West

Part 2 The Religions of South Asia

3: Early Hinduism: The Passage from Ritual Sacrifice to Mystical Union

4: Later Hinduism: Religion as the Determinant of Social Behaviour

5: Jainism: A Study in Asceticism

6: Buddhism in Its First Phase: Moderation in World Renunciation

7: The Religious Developments of Buddhism: Diversity in Paths to Nirvana

8: Sikhism: A Study in Syncretism

Part 3 The Religions of East Asia

9: Native Chinese Religion and Daoism

10: Confucius and Confucianism: A Study in Optimistic Humanism

11: Shinto: The Native Contribution to Japanese Religion

Part 4 The Religions of the Middle East

12: Zoroastrianism: A Religion Based on Ethical Dualism

13: Judaism in Its Early Phases: From Hebrew Origins to the Exile

14: The Religious Developments of Judaism

15: Christianity in Its Opening Phase: The Worlds and Work of Jesus in Apostolic Perspective

16: The Religious Development of Christianity

17: Islam: The Religion of Submission to God: Beginnings

18: The Shi ah Alternative and Regional Developments

Produktinformationen

Titel: History of the World's Religions
Autor:
EAN: 9781351578431
ISBN: 978-1-351-57843-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 658
Veröffentlichung: 22.12.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch