Nelson s Illustrated Guide to Religions

Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418577464
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive introduction to the religions of the world analyzed from a Christian perspective Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. It is the most complete and up-to-date Christian guide to world religions. Perfect for the student as well as the layperson. Written by leading expert in religions, James A. Beverley.

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195219975
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Graced with rich illustrations and written by a team of eminent scholars, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions presents a wealth of information on faiths around the world. Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions--from Judaism to Christianity and from Islam to Buddhism--and contains information about its holidays and festivities, key historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, language, and important texts. The book deals with such issues as the afterlife, the role of women, the importance of saints, and the quest for higher wisdom. We discover, for instance, that Pure Land Buddhism--found mainly in China, Japan, and Tibet--holds that meditation on a particular deity at the moment of death will help insure rebirth into that deity's celestial domain. In Judaism, on the other hand, the concept of an afterlife has never played a central role. Uniquely organized in a manner that encourages comparative analysis, the book's lavish full-color art, maps, and photographs all focus on faith in practice, in both elaborate ritual and everyday life. Religion continues to be a monumental force in a rapidly changing world. Whether tracing the origins of your own faith or attempting to satisfy a curiosity about religious practices an ocean away, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions will be a fascinating and indispensable guide to the complexity of the world's living religions.

The Life and Times of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

Author: Kaushal Kishore
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 8184303688
Format: PDF
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Aurobindo’s ideology and principles embody divinity, ethics, spontaneity and knowledge. He was an accomplished teacher, a profound scholar, writer and a spiritual Guru. For him nationalism was a holy offering to the motherland when viewed from the divine perspective. Aurobindo also played a very prominent role as a revolutionary. His contribution to politics cannot be ignored. Although his writings are philosophical in nature they also provide valuable social and cultural analysis. He was the one who suggested that ‘Poorna Swaraj’, should the main aim behind the revolutionary movement against the British. Nationalists were aroused with the inspiration to seize power from the foreign masters. Aurobindo was an eminent educationist also. He valued greatly the inherent qualities and talents in each child. He felt that the role of education should be to nurture and enhance these God-given qualities. This book throws light on Sri Aurobindo Ghosh Life. This is a biographical sketch for readers.

Religions of the World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices 2nd Edition 6 volumes

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842048
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry

Religions of Japan in Practice

Author: George Joji Tanabe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691057893
Format: PDF
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Presents newly translated documents that reveal the teachings and practices of Japanese Buddhism, Shinto, and other faiths, and describes how they affect ethics, religious life, the state, and other aspects of life.

Jesus in the Present Tense

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781404877
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Warren W. Wiersbe explores the 'I am' statements of the Lord while revealing the difference that Christ makes today in the lives of those who embrace the truth. He offers listeners a greater grasp of who Jesus is and what he would want them to do in their lives today.

Digital Religion

Author: Heidi Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041567610X
Format: PDF
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Digital Religion offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and new media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of new media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions. From cell phones and video games to blogs and Second Life, the book: provides a detailed review of major topics includes a series of case studies to illustrate and elucidate the thematic explorations considers the theoretical, ethical and theological issues raised. Drawing together the work of experts from key disciplinary perspectives, Digital Religion is invaluable for students wanting to develop a deeper understanding of the field.

Islam

Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401675557
Format: PDF
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An essential introduction to the culture, history, and practices of the world’s second largest religion. Professor James A. Beverley provides answers to questions many Christians have about Islam. Issues include what Muslims think about God, the world, and their place in it; how Muhammad established a religion that now stretches around the world, how different groups within Islam define Jihad, why Palestine is important to Muslims, what roles women play in different Islamic communities, and how Christians should relate to Muslims. Features include: Glossary of terms related to Islam A list of Frequently Asked Questions for easy reference Topical bibliography for further study