World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery

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Saint Mary's Press, 2003 - Religion - 312 pages
The major religions of the world are a mystery to many high school teens. Now you can help them unlock the doors of these traditions with our new text, World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery. The book is an introductory survey that helps eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. The textbook includes a chapter on each of eleven major world religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and others. The text offers the Catholic perspective on interreligious dialogue, an overview of basic questions that religions address, and Ninian Smart's seven dimensions of religion. A glossary and word pronunciations in each chapter help students learn unfamiliar terms. In addition, the second edition of this text incorporates the following new features: a new chapter on modern trends in religion; new, more detailed maps; a new section on the Aztec religion of Mesoamerica; a sidebar in each chapter offering examples of the seven dimensions of religion; and review questions at the end of each chapter.
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
A Global Village
12
Some Challenges and Rewards
18
Hinduism
41
Mapping the Individuals Identity
48
Hinduism in the Modern World
61
Buddhism
69
Buddhist Teachings
75
Divisions of Buddhism
85
Jainism
93
The Religious Life
99
Chapter 6
105
God Humans and Salvation
114
Work Worship and Charity
120
Confucianism
123
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East Asia
83

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