The World's Religions: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues
William A. Young employs a set of engaging, essential questions to draw students into a concise, contemporary study of the world's religions. Coverage includes major religions, as well as indigenous religions and new religious movements, providing basic history and worldviews of each. Unlike other leading texts on the market, Young devotes an entire section to twenty-first century ethical concerns--ecology, economics, war, capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, gender, and sexual orientation--describing in a balanced manner how world religions understand and address these issues.
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Muslims call the Qur'an simply “The Book.” They recognize the legitimacy of the
Scriptures of jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (although they feel they were
corrupted during transmission), but the Qur'an is the final and definitive Word of
In the early ninth century the united Muslim Empire began to split into competing
factions. Spain remained under Ummayad control, and Cordoba became a great
cultural center. Egypt, Syria, and Palestine fell under the influence of dynasties ...
Called the shahadah (“bearing witness”), it is recited daily in Arabic by all
Muslims, regardless of their native tongue. For Islam, Muhammad is the “seal” of
the prophets, the last messenger of Allah to humanity. Allah has sent a
messenger in ...
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