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Foltz, Richard 1961-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 109 publications in 6 languages and 3,171 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL1050, 200.958
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Most widely held works by Richard Foltz
Religions of the Silk Road : overland trade and cultural exchange from antiquity to the fifteenth century by Richard Foltz ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Religions of the Silk Road looks behind the romantic notions of the colonial era and tells the story of how cultural traditions, especially in the form of religious ideas, accompanied merchants and their goods along the overland Asian trade routes in pre-modern times. As early as three thousand years ago Hebraic and Iranian religious ideas and practices traveled eastwards in this way, to be followed centuries later by the great missionary traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, and Islam. But the Silk Road was more than just a conduit along which these religions hitched rides East; it was a formative and transformative rite of passage, and no religion emerged unchanged at the end of the journey."--Jacket
Spirituality in the land of the noble : how Iran shaped the world's religions by Richard Foltz ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although today associated exclusively with Islam, Iran has in fact played an unparalleled role within all the world religions, injecting Iranian ideas into the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and Manichaean traditions of the merchants who passed along the Silk Road
Islam and ecology : a bestowed trust ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The environmental crisis falls hardest upon the world's poor, a disproportionate number of whom are Muslims. Islam contains a strong message of social justice, which challenges many of the environmentally destructive development models currently in place. Moreover, the Islamic tradition contains rich sources for environmental ethics, although this dimension has not yet figured prominently in the discourse of contemporary Muslim intellectuals who tend to see environmental issues as symptoms of broader social justice concerns." "The conference on Islam and ecology held at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, in 1998 was the first international forum to bring Islamic environmental values to the forefront of discussion. In the Islamic worldview humans are seen as stewards over a creation that belongs ultimately not to humans, but to God. Islamic law provides for levels of environmental protection that exceed in some cases those in contemporary Western legal systems, but throughout the Muslim world these traditions have been replaced or allowed to lapse. Today, however, Muslims everywhere are coming to see the environment as an issue affecting the welfare of all present and future generations, and they are coming with renewed interest to the guidance that Islamic models of stewardship can provide." "Muslims today constitute one-sixth of the world's human population, and Muslim communities are present in virtually every country around the globe. This volume contains a set of essays written by scholars of Islam from a wide range of countries and cultural backgrounds, attesting to the importance of including this major religious tradition in global discussions on environment and sustainability."--BOOK JACKET
Environmentalism in the Muslim world ( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first book to provide an overview of how Muslim activists are responding on the ground to the global environmental crisis. The detrimental effects of environmental degradation are felt most severely by the world's poor, a disproportionate number of whom are Muslims. Unfortunately, governments of Muslim societies have been slow to respond to environmental problems, while opposition movements as well have mostly chosen to focus on other issues. Nevertheless, environmental awareness and activism are growing throughout the Muslim world. This book offers chapters by leading Muslim environmentalists which survey environmental initiatives in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Malaysia. Issues are detailed pointing out both successes and failures and describing the unique challenges facing the world's very diverse Muslim societies in striving to balance development and social justice with preserving the integrity of the earth's life support systems
Animals in Islamic tradition and Muslim cultures by Richard Foltz ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From references to animals in the Qur'an to modern-day websites on Islamic vegetarianism, Richard C. Foltz presents the first comprehensive study of the role of animals in the Islamic tradition. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts the key ethical questions facing Muslims today."--BOOK JACKET
Religions of the Silk Road : premodern patterns of globalization by Richard Foltz ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Traces the spread of religions and cultures along the trans-Eurasian trade routes over a period of more than two millennia. Indian, Iranian, Semitic, and Mediterranean ideas all followed the same trajectory through Central Asia to China and beyond, picking up additional elements and sometimes being radically transformed along the way. This age-old pattern shows how the transmission of culture and the development of economic networks have always been inextricably linked, laying a precedent for the globalizing trends seen today"--Back cover
Religions of Iran : from prehistory to the present by Richard Foltz ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Religions of Iran brings to light the often neglected influence of Iranian ideas throughout the history of the world's religions, from prehistory up to the present day. Originating as one of the Indo-European tribes of the Eurasian steppes in ancient times, Iranians share much of their mythology with the Greeks, Romans, Norse, and Hindus. From this shared past emerged the uniquely Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism, many of whose central beliefs were later adopted by Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam."-P. [4] of cover
Mughal India and Central Asia by Richard Foltz ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worldviews, religion, and the environment : a global anthology by Richard Foltz ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This [text] strives to be as inclusive as possible. It attempts to give voice to as wide a range as possible of the diverse sources of contemporary worldviews throughout the globe, Western and Eastern, Northern and Southern, women's and men's. -- Preface
al-rūḥāniyah fī arḍ al-nubalā by Richard Foltz ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with Emperor Jahangir by Muṭribī al-Aṣamm al-Samarqandī ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unusual work is comprised of dialogues between Emperor Nur al-Din Jahangir, ruler of the Mughal Empire of India from 1605-1627, and "Mutribi" al-Asamm Samarqandi, an elderly visitor from Samarqand, the fabled Central Asian city which had been the capital of Jahangir's Timurid ancestors, Mutribi's account is of very great interest and importance for a number of reasons. First, its informal style offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the character of the Mughal emperor in particular and into court life in general, at times even exceeding Jahangir's own memoirs, the Tuzuk-i Jahangiri, in candor
Shirukurodo no shukyo : Kodai kara 15seiki made no tsusho to bunka koryu by Richard Foltz ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dīnʹhā-yi Jādah-yi Abrīsham : tijārat-i barrī va dād va sitad-i farhangī az āghāz tā qarn-i pānzdahum by Richard Foltz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Persian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uzbek Central Asia and Mughal India : Asian Muslim society in the 16th and 17th centuries by Richard Foltz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
İslam ve ekoloji : bahşedilmiş bir emanet = Islam and ecology : a bestowed trust ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guzār-i maʻnavīyat az Īrānʹzamīn by Richard Foltz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Persian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although today associated exclusively with Islam, Iran has in fact played an unparalleled role within all the world religions, injecting Iranian ideas into the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and Manichaean traditions of the merchants who passed along the Silk Road
İpek Yolu dinleri : antik dönemden 15. yüzyıla kadar kara yolu ticareti ve kültürel etkileşim by Richard Foltz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worldviews, religion, and the environment a global anthology ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This [text] strives to be as inclusive as possible. It attempts to give voice to as wide a range as possible of the diverse sources of contemporary worldviews throughout the globe, Western and Eastern, Northern and Southern, women's and men's.-Pref
Spirituality in the land of the noble how Iran shaped the world's religions by Richard Foltz ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This book is the] long-neglected story of Iran's influence on the beliefs, practices, and scriptures of the world's religious traditions. Following the paths of the Jews who migrated to Iran in 7 BCE, and the Iranian merchants who carried Buddhism along the Silk Road to China, this [book] explores the impact of Persian culture on Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i Faith.-Back cover
Islam and ecology : bestowed trust ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Foltz, Richard
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Foltz, Richard C.
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Foltz, Richard Craig 1961-
‏ريتشارد فولتز، 1961-
فولتز، ريتشارد سي، 1961-
فولتس، ‏ريتشارد، 1961-
فولتس, ريچارد.
フォルツ, R. C
Languages
English (86)
Japanese (4)
French (3)
Persian (3)
Arabic (3)
Turkish (2)
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