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ISBN 10 : 9780691168111
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Confucianism as a World Religion PDF by Anna Sun Full Free and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over a period of more than a decade, this book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late nineteenth century, when Friedrich Max Müller and James Legge classified Confucianism as a world religion in the new discourse of "world religions" and the emerging discipline of comparative religion. Anna Sun shows how that decisive moment continues to influence the understanding of Confucianism in the contemporary world, not only in the West but also in China, where the politics of Confucianism has become important to the present regime in a time of transition. Contested histories of Confucianism are vital signs of social and political change. Sun also examines the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the social significance of the ritual practice of Confucian temples. While the Chinese government turns to Confucianism to justify its political agenda, Confucian activists have started a movement to turn Confucianism into a religion. Confucianism as a world religion might have begun as a scholarly construction, but are we witnessing its transformation into a social and political reality? With historical analysis, extensive research, and thoughtful reflection, Confucianism as a World Religion will engage all those interested in religion and global politics at the beginning of the Chinese century.


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ISBN 10 : 9781135211004
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Download The World's Religions PDF by Peter B. Clarke Full Free and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2009-05-07 with total page 806 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form. It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers the role of migration in the spread of religions by examining the issues raised for modern societies by the increasing interaction of different religions. The volume also addresses such central questions as the dynamics of religious innovation which is evidenced in the rise and impact of new religious and new spirituality movements in every continent.


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ISBN 10 : 0736920072
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Download The Popular Encyclopedia of World Religions PDF by Richard Wolff Full Free and published by Harvest House Publishers. This book was released on 2007 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A concise guide covers the history, beliefs and practices, key leaders, and impact upon the modern world of major world religions, including Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity.


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Download Seven Testaments of World Religion and the Zoroastrian Older Testament PDF by Brian Arthur Brown Full Free and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-12-01 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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.


Download After World Religions PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317419969
Pages : 204 pages
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Download After World Religions PDF by Christopher R Cotter Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The World Religions Paradigm has been the subject of critique and controversy in Religious Studies for many years. After World Religions provides a rationale for overhauling the World Religions curriculum, as well as a roadmap for doing so. The volume offers concise and practical introductions to cutting-edge Religious Studies method and theory, introducing a wide range of pedagogical situations and innovative solutions. An international team of scholars addresses the challenges presented in their different departmental, institutional, and geographical contexts. Instructors developing syllabi will find supplementary reading lists and specific suggestions to help guide their teaching. Students at all levels will find the book an invaluable entry point into an area of ongoing scholarly debate.


Download Gale Researcher Guide for: World Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Confucianism PDF

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Download Gale Researcher Guide for: World Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Confucianism PDF by Jenna Sikka Full Free and published by Gale, Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2018-08-30 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gale Researcher Guide for: World Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Confucianism is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.


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ISBN 10 : 0887063748
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Download Women in World Religions PDF by Arvind Sharma Full Free and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1987-01-01 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a book by women about women in the religions of the world. It presents all the basic facts and ideological issues concerning the position of women in the major religious traditions of humanity: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and tribal religions. A special feature of the book is its phenomenological approach, wherein scholars examine sacred textual materials. Each contributor not only studies her religion from within, but also studies it from her own feminine perspective. Each is an adept historian of religions, who grounds her analysis in publicly verifiable facts. The book strikes a delicate balance between hard fact and delicate perception, the best tradition of phenomenology and the history of religions. It also demonstrates how much religions may vary over time. Contributors are Katherine K. Young, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at McGill University; Nancy Schuster Barnes, whose Ph.D. is in Sanskrit and Indian Studies; M. Theresa Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Manhattanville College; Barbara Reed, Assistant Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College; Denise L. Carmody, Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, The University of Tulsa. Also Jane I. Smith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School; Rosemary Radford Ruether, Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; Rita M. Gross, Associate Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Clair.


Download Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781118953426
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions PDF by Irfan A. Omar Full Free and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-06-22 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions. Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions Introduces a different religion and its sacred texts in each chapter; discusses ideas of peace, war, nonviolence, and permissible violence; recounts historical responses to violence; and highlights individuals within the tradition working toward peace and justice Examines concepts within their religious context for a better understanding of the values, motivations, and ethics involved Includes student-friendly pedagogical features, such as enriching end-of-chapter critiques by practitioners of other traditions, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and further reading sections


Download World Religions for Healthcare Professionals PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317281016
Pages : 226 pages
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Download World Religions for Healthcare Professionals PDF by Siroj SSorajjakool Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious beliefs and customs can significantly shape patients' and professionals' attitudes toward, and expectations of, healthcare, as well as their wishes and personal boundaries regarding such daily matters as dress, diet, prayer and touch. Undoubtedly, the sensitivity with which clinicians communicate with patients and make decisions regarding appropriate medical intervention can be greatly increased by an understanding of religious as well as other forms of cultural diversity. This second edition of a popular and established text offers healthcare students and professionals a clear and concise overview of health beliefs and practices in world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Adopting a consistent structure, each chapter considers the demographic profile of the community, the religion’s historical development, and key beliefs and practices, including views regarding health and sickness, death, and dying. Each chapter also ends with a useful checklist of advice on what to do and what to avoid, along with recommendations for further reading, both online and in print form. The book’s clear and consistent style ensures that readers with little background knowledge can find the information they need and assimilate it easily. A brand new chapter on applications and a set of new case studies illustrating issues in clinical practice enhance this wide-ranging book’s value to students and practitioners alike.


Download Ethics of World Religions PDF

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X000143238
Pages : 172 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780520071896
Pages : 279 pages
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Download Sainthood PDF by Richard Kieckhefer Full Free and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1990-08-09 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every major religion exalts certain individuals who occupy a dual role. On the one hand they serve as exemplars of virtue to be imitated, and on the other hand they stand removed from other mortals, privileged and unique. Christianity knows them as saints, and in the study of religion the term has been taken over and applied to similar figures in other traditions. The essays in this volume analyze the role of the saint in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, providing both a comparative and an interpretive view of sainthood. The notion of sainthood is problematic in two ways. First, can the category be usefully applied to individuals in religious traditions other than Christianity? How has it manifested itself, and what differences are there in the various manifestations of sainthood? Second, where individuals are considered to have risen above the norms in these different traditions, how is it possible to resolve the tension between the saint's imitability and his or her otherness, between imitating and venerating the saint? The authors consider these questions in relation to a wide range of individuals in all the major traditions.


Download Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization, and World Religions PDF

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ISBN 10 : 0742535304
Pages : 220 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781350016262
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Download Museums of World Religions PDF by Charles Orzech Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-14 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Critically examining the notion of 'world religions', Charles D. Orzech compares five purpose-built museums of world religions and their online extensions. Inspired by the 19th and 20th century discipline of comparative religion, these museums seek to promote religious tolerance by representing religious diversity and by arguing for underlying kinship among religions. From locations in Europe (Marburg, Glasgow and St Petersburg), to North America (Quebec) to Asia (Taipei), each museum advances a particular cultural history. This book shows how the curation of the objects they contain shapes public perceptions of religion, giving material form to the discourses about religion and world religions. Raising important questions about religion and secularity, museum displays and religious piety, Museums of World Religions questions the ideology that informs these museums. Building on recent anthropological work on the agency of religious objects, the author critiques these museums and suggests new approaches to displaying the matter of religion.


Download Primary Source Readings in World Religions PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780884898474
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Primary Source Readings in World Religions PDF by Jeffrey Brodd Full Free and published by Saint Mary's Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.>


Download The Annual Review of Women in World Religions PDF

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ISBN 10 : 0791420329
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Download The Annual Review of Women in World Religions PDF by Arvind Sharma Full Free and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1993-11-18 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just as a mirror captures a large area within its small limit, this journal reflects the otherwise far-ranging and far-reaching phenomena that are categorized as “women and religion.” The Annual Review of Women in World Religions has been conceived as a forum for the latest historical and anthropological research on women in all religions. It is also a form for discussion of contemporary trends, such as the influence of secularism, fundamentalism, or feminism on women and religion. Accordingly, it contributes to the on-going project to add to our basic knowledge about women, and helps evaluate the past as well as the present through insights generated by gender studies today. Within the boundaries of academic scholarship, the editors seek to include the research of those who are both inside and outside the traditions. Moreover, the book encourages women and men of all beliefs to participate in the on-going dialogue which it represents and promotes. This journal is polymethodic, interdisciplinary, and multitraditional in its approach to the study of women and religion. It not only allows the comparative dimension to appear in bolder relief, but also helps to establish a dialogue between the two solitudes of humanistic and social scientific studies in the field. Volume III contains the following essays: Ra?bi>ah as Mystic, Muslim and Woman by Barbara Lois Helms; Slighted Grandmothers: The Need for Increased Study of Female Spirits and Spirituality in Native American Religions by Jordan Paper; Women of Medieval South India in Hindu Temple Ritual: Text and Practice by Leslie C. Orr; and Confucianism and Women in Modern Korea: Continuity, Change and Conflict by Edward Y. J. Chung.