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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CHAPTER 2 Indigenous Religions— Quest for Harmony <63 AN ORIENTATION
To INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THEIR RELIGIONS “I ' as u ' ~ ~ 1 as
ndigenous means pertaining to a partrcu ar area. Indigenous religions are those
End: Maintenance and Restoration of Harmony The fundamental transformation
that indigenous people realize is necessary is to maintain equilibrium with the
spiritual, and to restore that balance when it is lost. Although indigenous religions
THE CoNTrNUINo IMPACT oF INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS IN THE TWENTY-
FIRST CENTURY With the subjugation of indigenous peoples in the nineteenth
century, some government officials and missionaries triumphantly announced the
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