The World's Religions: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues
Section I: Introduction. An introduction to religion and the study of religion -- Section II: The world's religions : histories and worldviews. Indigenous religions : quest for harmony ; Hinduism : many paths to the summit ; Theravada Buddhism : the middle way ; Jainism : the way of noninjury ; Daoism : the way of nature ; Confucianism : the way of virtue ; Mahayana Buddhism (the Great Vehicle) and Vajrayana Buddhism (the Thunderbolt Vehicle) ; Shinto : the way of the kami ; Judaism : the way of Torah ; Christianity : the way of Jesus Christ ; Islam : the way of submission to Allah ; Sikhism : the way of the guru ; The new religious movements : renewal and innovation -- Section III: The world's religions and contemporary ethical issues. The ecological and economic crises : humans and resources ; War and capital punishment : society and violence ; Abortion and euthanasia : life and death ; Gender and sexual orientation : roles and identity -- Section IV: Conclusion. The future of the world's religions.--Adapted from dust jacket.
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