Scriptures of the World s Religions Book

Scriptures of the World s Religions


  • Author : James Fieser
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Sacred books
  • Pages : 517
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000056004465

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Scriptures of the World s Religions Excerpt :

This anthology of scriptures from the world’s living religions offers selections that vary in length from a few paragraphs to 10 pages, accompanied by brief introductions that discuss the nature and scope of scripture within each religion as well as the history of each scripture presented. The anthology is also available in two volumes:Scriptures of The Eastcontains sacred writings of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and indigenous religions of the East;Scriptures of The Westcontains sacred writings of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Baha’i faith, and indigenous religions of the West.

Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions Book

Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions


  • Author : Joan Price
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2010-02-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826423542

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Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions Excerpt :

Price examines religions across the world, offering an insight into each tradition's views of the world, through their scriptural texts and spiritual practices.

Scripture in the World Religions Book

Scripture in the World Religions


  • Author : Harold G. Coward
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications Limited
  • Release Date : 2000-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015043703845

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Scripture in the World Religions Excerpt :

In this systematic and accessible analysis, Harold Coward carefully explores the scriptures - written and spoekn - of six major world faiths. He examines their interpretation, their role in devotion and education, and their relationships with each other.

Experiencing Scripture in World Religions Book

Experiencing Scripture in World Religions


  • Author : Harold Coward
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-04-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625640291

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Experiencing Scripture in World Religions Excerpt :

An inside view of how the scriptures of world religions illuminate the lives and experience of their devotees.

World Scripture Book

World Scripture


  • Author : Andrew Wilson
  • Publisher : Paragon House
  • Release Date : 1998-09-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 882
  • ISBN 10 : 1557787239

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World Scripture Excerpt :

Demonstrating the commonality of the world's religions and our common humanity, this rich and varied anthology of scripture offers a highly useful collection of religious quotations, passages, and excerpts from the holy texts, representing a new, holistic approach to the world's religions.

Norton Anthology of World Religions Book

Norton Anthology of World Religions


  • Author : Cunningham, Lawrence S
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-02-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393918991

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Norton Anthology of World Religions Excerpt :

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Christianity brings together over 150 texts from the Apostolic Era to the New Millennium. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Lawrence S. Cunningham’s “The Words and the Word Made Flesh,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Christianity.

Scriptures of the World s Religions Book

Scriptures of the World s Religions


  • Author : John Powers, Dr.
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2017-01-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 1259907929

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Scriptures of the World s Religions Excerpt :

The sixth edition of Scriptures of the World’s Religions brings together many of the world’s most influential sacred texts. With comprehensive introductions in each chapter, the selected writings emphasize each religion’s founders, central doctrines, and historical development. The translated texts, many of which were translated specifically for this collection, are stylistically clear and up-to-date. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Anthology of World Scriptures Book

Anthology of World Scriptures


  • Author : Robert E. Van Voorst
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781305888005

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Anthology of World Scriptures Excerpt :

With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 9th Edition you will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. You'll also examine scriptures from new religious movements including Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church. You'll study scriptural readings in context, see how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as be introduced to its history, teachings, organization, ethics, and rituals. To help you understand the readings, you'll find introductions, study questions, glossaries, extensive footnotes explaining more challenging parts of the readings, scriptural charts, and suggestions for further reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The World s Wisdom Book

The World s Wisdom


  • Author : Philip Novak
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062010841

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The World s Wisdom Excerpt :

A world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources! In this perfect companion to Huston Smith's bestselling The World's Wisdom, Philip Novak distills the most powerful and elegant expressions of the wisdom of humankind. Authentic, poetic translations of key texts are coupled with insightful introductions and "grace notes."

The Kids Book of World Religions Book
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The Kids Book of World Religions


  • Author : Jennifer Glossop
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554539819

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The Kids Book of World Religions Excerpt :

Explains the basic beliefs, customs, and rituals of twelve different world religions, and includes information about tribal and native religions of Africa, North America, and Australia.

The Death of Sacred Texts Book

The Death of Sacred Texts


  • Author : Kristina Myrvold
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317036401

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The Death of Sacred Texts Excerpt :

The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices or in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and scriptures by focusing on their physical properties and the dynamic interactions of devices and habits that lie beneath and within a given text. In the last decades a growing body of research studies has directed attention to the multiple uses and ways people encounter written texts and how they make them alive, even as social actors, in different times and cultures. Considering religious people seem to have all the motives for giving their sacred texts a respectful symbolic treatment, scholars have paid surprisingly little attention to the ritual procedures of disposing and renovating old texts. This book fills this gap, providing empirical data and theoretical analyses of historical and contemporary religious attitudes towards, and practices of text disposals within, seven world religions: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Exploring the cultural and historical variations of rituals for religious scriptures and texts (such as burials, cremations and immersion into rivers) and the underlying beliefs within the religious traditions, this book investigates how these religious practices and stances respond to modernization and globalization processes when new technologies have made it possible to mass-produce and publish religious texts on the Internet.

Seven Testaments of World Religion and the Zoroastrian Older Testament Book

Seven Testaments of World Religion and the Zoroastrian Older Testament


  • Author : Brian Arthur Brown
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538127872

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Seven Testaments of World Religion and the Zoroastrian Older Testament Excerpt :

Seven Testaments is volume one of a trilogy, introducing and supplementing the already popular academic texts, Three Testaments: Torah Gospel and Quran (2012) and Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita (2016). Organized in three parts, Seven Testaments will cover the foundations of how these testaments were formed, the essence of each one of the testaments and a section of primary source documents that frames the testaments in a modern setting.

Cold Case Christianity Book
Score: 4.5
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Cold Case Christianity


  • Author : J. Warner Wallace
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781434705464

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Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Religions Book
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Religions


  • Author : Brandon Toropov
  • Publisher : Alpha Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 0028642082

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Religions Excerpt :

This second edition provides a comprehensive overview of not only the world's major religions but also other non-scriptural, cultural and ancient religions as well.

Mastering World Religions Book

Mastering World Religions


  • Author : Ray Colledge
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349143290

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Mastering World Religions Excerpt :

In one book, all the essential information to learn about six of the main religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. - A complete, self-contained, well illustrated course for individual study or classroom use - Help for students to pass exams - suitable for GCSE and as an introduction to A-Level - Ideal general reading for anyone who wants to understand the basic beliefs and practices of the religions featured - Ideal for liberal and general studies courses, and for multicultural education - Includes material on items of human interest to help enthuse and inspire the reader