Author : David W. Machacek,Melissa M. Wilcox
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release :2003
Total pages :430
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781576073599

Looks at issues concerning sexuality and religion in nine of the world's religions, including Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Catholicism, covering such topics as sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and sexual rituals.

Author : Joel Beversluis
Publisher : New World Library
Release :2011-02-08
Total pages :420
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1577313321

Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.

Author : YOUNG
Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
Release :2013-04-11
Total pages :448
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780205928323

The World’s Religions provides an orientation to the study of religion. Surveying the stages of development, worldviews, and current situations of the major world religions, this text discusses the ways these religions respond to contemporary ethical issues. It also presents a sampling of new religious movements and looks to the possible ways the world's religions may interact in the 21st century. Its distinctive “framework for understanding” religious worldviews allows readers to compare and contrast the teachings of religions objectively. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning – MyReligionLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - The “framework for understanding” allows students to think critically about varying religious worldviews. Engage Students – Contemporary ethical issues make studying world religions relevant to students today. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. 0205949428 / 9780205949427 World's Religions, The Plus NEW MyReligionLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205871429 / 9780205871421 NEW MyReligionLab with Pearson eText -- Valupack Access Card 0205917615 / 9780205917617 World's Religions, The

Author : Ninian Smart,Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster and J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions Ninian Smart
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1998-06-28
Total pages :608
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521637481

Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.

Author : Nicholas Campion
Publisher : NYU Press
Release :2012-06-11
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780814708422

When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your local paper, or of Nancy Reagan's consultations with an astrologer in the White House in the 1980s. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth. Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions offers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates. Campion traces beliefs about the heavens among peoples ranging from ancient Egypt and China, to Australia and Polynesia, and India and the Islamic world. Addressing each religion in a separate chapter, Campion outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth. This fascinating text offers a unique way to delve into comparative religions and will also appeal to those intrigued by New Age topics.

Author : Todd M. Johnson,Brian J. Grim
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release :2013-03-25
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781118323038

Created by two of the field’s leading experts, this unique introduction to international religious demography outlines the challenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, and presents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field of international religious demography – detailing what we know about religious adherents around the world, and how we know it Examines religious freedom and diversity, including agnostics and atheists, on a global scale, highlighting trends over the past 100 years and projecting estimates for the year 2050 Outlines the issues and challenges related to definitions, taxonomies, sources, analyses, and other techniques in interpreting data on religious adherence Considers data from religious communities, censuses, surveys, and scholarly research, along with several in-depth case studies on the global Muslim population, religion in China, and the religious demography of recently created Sudan and South Sudan Argues against the belief that the twentieth-century was a ‘secular’ period by putting forward new evidence to the contrary Provides resources for measuring both qualitatively and quantitatively important data on the world's religious situation in the twenty-first century

Author : Arvind Sharma
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release :2010-10-01
Total pages :371
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780800697464

This wide-ranging reader combines some of the best and most valuable contemporary perspectives from leading and significant writers, teachers, and thinkers who together address critical challenges and opportunities for the world's religions in a post 9/11 world. Edited by Arvind Sharma and organized by topic, the essays in this reader consider broad questions such as, What influence does religion have on contemporary life? The thematic arrangement of topics includes diverse religious perspectives on: war, terror, peace, human rights, pluralism, diversity, gender, spirituality, the interreligious dialogue, international diplomacy and globalization.

Author : Friedhelm Hardy
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2005-08-18
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781134931873

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author : David S. Noss,Blake Grangaard
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2016-09-17
Total pages :608
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781315507514

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 the 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, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts.

Author : Anindita Niyogi Balslev,Dirk Evers
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release :2010
Total pages :175
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9783643104762

In this volume, religious scholars from different religions, as well as political leaders, explore the notion of compassion in their respective tradition and its relevance for today. The whole endeavour is underpinned by the conviction that compassion is not just a fleeting sentiment but a shared value of utmost importance. The contributions are the fruit of two conferences held in the run-up to the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions.