Major World Religions

Author: Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415297967
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which are religions that have had (and probably continue to have) the greatest number of followers in Western society. In addition to the lasting impact that religion has had in society, we are witnesses to the development of secularism on the one hand and the revival of religious sentiment on the other, thus chapters on modernity, postmodernism, and 'fundamentalism' have also been included. The distinctive feature of the book is its modern feel. Each chapter brings the reader up-to-date with recent developments and commentaries upon recent religious thought, theology and religious-political movements. Moreover, the length of the chapters permits a detailed analysis which is so often lacking in books on world religions.

Eyewitness Companions Religions

Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 140533942X
Format: PDF
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Everything you want to know about the world’s religions: from beliefs and ceremonies to gods and sacred texts From Hinduism to Zoroastrianism take an in-depth look at all the major global religions, past and present. Discover how each religion started, exploring their origins and history, from the moment of its founding to its spread across the world today. Find out all about the Gods and prophets from a comprehensive who’s who profiling deities and holy figures of each faith. Plus learn about the religious practices and traditions of each belief system, from day-to-day devotions to key events in the religious calendar. An exciting addition to Eyewitness Companions; the visual reference series covering favourite hobbies and pastimes from Whisky and Opera to Horse Riding.

Tracing The Way

Author: Hans Kng
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826494238
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Surveys the historical stages of each world religion and analyses their major paradigms and paradigm shifts. This work attempts to understand the religions, in both text and pictures, and discusses the social, political and historical contexts of the many forms of belief.

Atlas of the World s Religions

Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Maps and text present a guide to the historical development and current state of the world's religions.

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions Prehistoric belief systems

Author: Leslie Ross
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313342882
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Beginning with faiths in the ancient worlds of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, this set examines the major religions and their art and architecture from countries and continents all over the globe. Sixteen chapters present basic religions and their beliefs, as well as specific examples of how art/architecture reflects each religion's values. The major focus of each chapter, however, is on the temples, churches, religious buildings, statues, paintings, and other works of art and architecture created by believers. Each is examined in terms of its history, materials, symbols, colors, and patterns, explaining its significance to the reader. The set contains approximately 200 illustrations. Topics covered include: stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals; ancient Egyptian tombs; diversity of Jewish synagogues; Zen Buddhist garden and temple design; sculptural programs on Hindu temples; Mesoamerican pyramid-temple complexes; and, African masks used in ceremonial performance." --Publisher.

Human Origins and the Image of God

Author: Lilley & Pedersen, eds.
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802875149
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How did human beings originate? What, if anything, makes us unique? These questions have long been central to philosophers, theologians, and scientists. This book continues that robust interdisciplinary conversation with contributions from an international team of scholars whose expertise ranges from biology and anthropology to philosophical theology and ethics. The fourteen chapters in this volume are organized around Wentzel van Huyssteen's pioneering work in human rationality, embodiment, and evolutionary history. Bringing a variety of diverse perspectives to bear on a hotly debated issue, Human Origins and the Image of God showcases new research by some of today's finest scholars working on questions regarding human origins and human uniqueness.

Women in the World s Religions

Author: Ursula King
Publisher: Paragon House
ISBN: 9780913757338
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This major collection of essays makes a new contribution to the role and image of women in the different world religions. Many new perceptions are revealed in this provocative collection, including insights into women in African traditional religions, in evangelical Christianity, and in new religious movements, which focus on some of today's fundamental questions: ò Are women hindered or encouraged to give full expression to their religious experience? ò How far do the different religious traditions draw on feminine symbols in speaking about ultimate reality? ò To what extent do women take part in ritual and religious practices or hold positions of authority? ò What is the actual religious experience of women, and how do women choose to follow a religious life?

Die Freude des Evangeliums

Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3451801507
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Ich weiß sehr wohl, dass heute die Dokumente nicht dasselbe Interesse wecken wie zu anderen Zeiten und schnell vergessen werden. Trotzdem betone ich, dass das, was ich hier zu sagen beabsichtige, eine programmatische Bedeutung hat und wichtige Konsequenzen beinhaltet ... Ich wünsche mir eine arme Kirche für die Armen." Papst Franziskus Das vollständige Dokument plus Einführung und Themenschlüssel