The Illustrated World s Religions

The Illustrated World s Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Release: 1995-08-18
Editor: HarperOne
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0060674407
Language: en
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Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier editions, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of winsome text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.

Illustrated World s Religions

Illustrated World s Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Release: 1994-09-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780060674533
Language: en
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Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence, and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier edition, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of engaging text and remarkable pictures vividly brings to life the scope and vision of Huston Smith's expertise and insight.

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions
Author: Michael David Coogan
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 288
ISBN: 019521997X
Language: en
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Graced with rich illustrations and written by a team of eminent scholars, this book 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.

Inside World Religions

Inside World Religions
Author: Kevin O'Donnell
Release: 2007-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0800638891
Language: en
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Covering six major traditions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism,Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, together with shorter sections onZoroastrianism, Baha'i, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto – InsideWorld Religions brings these faiths vividly to life by delving beneath the surface to discover what they mean for those who follow them. Intended for the novice inquirer, the book includes briefaccessible chapters that ask how, for example, does belonging toa particular faith affect people's relationships, their celebrationsof special occasions, and the way they live their daily lives? Illustrated throughout with stunning full-color photography,Inside World Religions takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the major faiths of the world.

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions
Author: Tim Cooke
Release: 2011
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781426206986
Language: en
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Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

The Kids Book of World Religions

The Kids Book of World Religions
Author: Jennifer Glossop,John Mantha
Release: 2013
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781554539819
Language: en
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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 World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Release: 1991-09-13
Editor: HarperOne
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0062508113
Language: en
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Provides an introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions of the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Oceania

Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions
Author: Christopher Partridge
Release: 2013-11-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781451452273
Language: en
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A leading textbook for world religion, this new edition is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting layout with rich illustrations. The second edition has new and extended primary source readings, a stronger section on the Religions of South Asia, additional maps, a new full-color, student-friendly format, and more.

The World s Religions Revised and Updated

The World s Religions  Revised and Updated
Author: Huston Smith
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780061763489
Language: en
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The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958.

Sourcebook of the World s Religions

Sourcebook of the World s Religions
Author: Joel Beversluis
Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: New World Library
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781577313328
Language: en
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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.

The Religions Book

The Religions Book
Author: DK
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781465442123
Language: en
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This definitive guide explores all the faiths from around the world. Together with the five main religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, there is a diverse range of newer faiths to ensure a compelling and comprehensive read. From the key concepts of ancient beliefs to the ground-breaking ideas at the heart of modern faiths, religious history is chronicled in a universal timeline. This provides a global perspective on the origins and events contributing to the growth and spread of spirituality, and the position of religion in society today. Influential religious leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, are introduced in depth and detail, alongside important quotations. Modern alternative beliefs are investigated in the wider context of their political, social, and cultural climates. Part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas series that has sold in excess of seven million copies, The Religions Book explains the trickiest of subjects in the most easily accessible format, using inspiring infographics and illuminating images alongside simple and straightforward text. Compelling and accessible, this is the perfect guide for students of religious study, or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present-day faiths and religious philosophies. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Thomas A. Robinson,Hillary P. Rodrigues
Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Baker Academic
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781441219725
Language: en
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This masterful survey of world religions presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The new edition contains added material and has been revised throughout. The authors, both respected scholars of world religions, have over fifty years of combined teaching experience. Their book is accessibly written for introductory classes, can be easily adapted for one- or two-semester courses, and presents a neutral approach for broad classroom use. Pedagogical aids include further reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides. An 800-question bank of multiple-choice test questions is available to professors through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Religions

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Religions
Author: Anonim
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0760707057
Language: en
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Everything from Primive religions, Judaism, this book covers the major intitutions.

Nelson s Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson s Illustrated Guide to Religions
Author: Thomas Nelson
Release: 2009-05-17
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781418577469
Language: en
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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.

World Religions Workbook

World Religions Workbook
Author: Christopher D. Rodkey
Release: 2006-12-01
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9781411696211
Language: en
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World Religions Workbook is a simple workbook to be used in college, seminary, high school, or religious education classes for teenagers or adults. The Workbook includes entries for every major world religion, blank templates, and an exhaustive glossary of terms related to comparative religions and the philosophy of religion. This is the student edition.

The Message and the Book

The Message and the Book
Author: John Bowker,Atlantic Books, an imprint of Grove Atlantic Ltd.
Release: 2012-03-27
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780300179293
Language: en
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Grand in its sweep, this survey of the sacred writings of the major religions of the world offers a thoughtful introduction to the ideas and beliefs upon which great faiths are built. Under the expert guidance of John Bowker, a religious scholar and author of international stature, readers explore the key texts of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, Confucian, Daoist, and Shinto traditions. The author discusses some 400 books, among them such well-known sacred texts as the Bible and the Quran, but also spiritual writings by theologians, philosophers, poets, and others. Bowker provides clear and illuminating commentary on each text, describing the content and core tenets of the work and quoting pertinent passages. He also sets the writings in religious and historical contexts, showing how they have influenced—and in many cases continue to influence—artistic, musical, literary, and political traditions. The Message and the Book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the meaning and the deep significance of primary religious texts of civilizations around the globe.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions
Author: William A. Young
Release: 2013
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 437
ISBN: 0205917615
Language: en
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- 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

An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism

An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism
Author: Jean C. Cooper
Release: 2010
Editor: World Wisdom, Inc
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9781935493167
Language: en
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Containing 118 stunning color illustrations, this beautiful book provides an introduction to Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Incorporating selections from J.C. Cooper's writings, it explores the concept of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the thought of the leading Taoist sages. Also included are sections on Taoist art, the symbolism of plants and animals, the Taoist garden, and the relationship of Taoism with Buddhism and Hinduism.

Understanding Death

Understanding Death
Author: Angela Sumegi
Release: 2013-06-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781118323120
Language: en
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A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. Considers shared and differing views of death across the world’s major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those who die, religious rituals, and on how the living should respond to death Places emphasis on the varying concepts of the ‘self’ or soul Uses a thematic structure to facilitate a broader comparative understanding Written in an accessible style to appeal to an undergraduate audience, it fills major gap in current textbook literature

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Michael David Coogan
Release: 1998
Editor: Duncan Baird Publishers
Pages: 288
ISBN: 190013196X
Language: en
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An introduction to world religions covering symbols, ceremonies, pilgrimages, the cosmos, sacred texts, and the relationship between religion and state in the world's living faiths.