World Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 0884897257
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The major religions of the world are a mystery to many high school teens. Now you can help them unlock the doors of these traditions with our new text, World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery. The book is an introductory survey that helps eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. The textbook includes a chapter on each of eleven major world religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and others. The text offers the Catholic perspective on interreligious dialogue, an overview of basic questions that religions address, and Ninian Smart's seven dimensions of religion. A glossary and word pronunciations in each chapter help students learn unfamiliar terms. In addition, the second edition of this text incorporates the following new features: a new chapter on modern trends in religion; new, more detailed maps; a new section on the Aztec religion of Mesoamerica; a sidebar in each chapter offering examples of the seven dimensions of religion; and review questions at the end of each chapter.

World Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 0884899977
Format: PDF
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The Subcommittee on the Catechism (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism), has judged that the text falls outside the scope of the types of materials they review for conformity to the Catechism.* The third edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to 11 of the world's major religious traditions. Updated references highlighting recent events in the history of the traditions, 50 new images, and revised chapter on Sikhism help eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. *The Subcommittee on the Catechism reviews only materials which are catechetical in nature and which teach the beliefs, practices, and doctrine of the Catholic Faith. World Religions falls outside the scope of the types of materials the Committee reviews. This text outlines the basic beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world, taking a comparative approach, as do most texts on this topic, to identify the distinctive elements of the various religions.

World Religions 2015

Author: Jeffrey Brodd
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781599823294
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The updated edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to the world's major religious traditions. The textbook highlights recent events in the history of these traditions and helps eleventh- and twelfth-graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. NEW in this edition: New! A new modern design with updated fonts, imagery, and colors brings new life to each page New! Each chapter begins with an updated opener to help draw students' attention to key information that will be covered in the chapter New! Updated events and statistics encourage discussion and a deeper understanding of the different religions New! Thought-provoking activities are embedded within each chapter to allow students to immerse themselves in and explore the content further New! Term definitions are now reflected in a sidebar directly on the page where the term is first introduced, making them easier for students to find and use New! A master glossary has been added to provide students a single point of reference for all significant terms Encourages eleventh- and twelfth-graders to explore the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the key religions of the world

Primary Source Readings in World Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 0884898474
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Primary Source Readings in World Religions provides your students with the opportunity to read foundational texts from the major world religions. Through understanding other religions we can create an atmosphere of genuine respect and honest discussion. In doing this we can respond to the invitation Pope Benedict XVI extended to all of us when he said, "I encourage all religious groups in America to persevere in their collaboration and thus enrich public life with the spiritual values that motivate your action in the world" (from Benedict XVI; Meeting with Representatives of Other Religions.) In Primary Source Readings in World Religions you will find portions of the foundational texts and teachings of a wide variety of world religions, including Islam, Shinto, Confucianism, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Buddhism.>

Good Care Painful Choices Third Edition

Author: Richard J. Devine, C.M.
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616433302
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Reviews the issues involved in most of the principal medical-ethical dilemmas that face our society from a multidisciplinary point of view. Updated to reflect the many changes that have occurred in medical-ethical issues.

Religions of the World

Author: Lawrence Sullivan
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800698799
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Amid competing portrayals of the "cynic Jesus," the "peasant Jesus," and the "apocalyptic Jesus," the "political Jesus" remains a marginal figure. Douglas E. Oakman argues that advances in our social-scientific understanding of the political economy of Roman Galilee, as well as advances in the so-called "Third Quest" for the historical Jesus, warrant a revival—and a critical revision—of H. S. Reimarus's understanding of Jesus as an instigator of revolutionary change.

Theology and Culture

Author: Stephen D. Long
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227903536
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Starting from a series of questions about the nature of our speaking to God, the author draws our attention to what we mean by culture, and how we use this very complex term both in our everyday language and especially in the language of faith. Culture is an exceedingly complex term that nearly everyone uses, but no one is sure what it means. This work examines various uses of the term culture in theology today.

Invitation to World Religions

Author: Jeffrey Brodd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190690816
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Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure--"Teachings," "History," and "Way of Life"--and numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to World Religions, Third Edition, invites students to explore the world's great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. This chapter structure enables students to navigate each religion in a consistent and systematic way and to make comparisons between religions. The book describes the essential features of each religion and shows how they have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation for what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents.