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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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict The continuing conflict between the Israelis and
the Palestinians inside Israel and in the “occupied territories,” as well as those in
refugee or exile status outside Israel, has created a great deal of tension in the ...
In addition, the 2003 war in Iraq, the intractable Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and
smoldering hostilities in more than two dozen other countries demonstrate that
war is a sad but seemingly inevitable fact of human relations. What is the cost of
On the one hand, the Aryan culture in which the Vedic literature was written was
dominated by conflict. According to the Rig-Veda, one of the four social classes
present since creation was the kshatriya or warrior class. From this point of view,
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