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50 religious ideas you really need to know

Author: Peter Stanford
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The ultimate guide to the most important ideas in world religion.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stanford
ISBN: 9781848660595 1848660596
OCLC Number: 652085057
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction. Common Ground: The God-shaped hole; Sacred texts; Good and evil; Life and death; The Golden Rule; Rites and rituals. Christianity: The life of Christ; God and Mammon; Reformation; The papacy; Guilt and misogyny; The Holy Spirit; Saints and Sinners; Orthodoxy. The Reformed Tradition: Luther and his successors; Anglicanism; Methodism; Baptists; Presbyterians; Sects and cults; Rapture. Judaism: Being Jewish; Jewish rites of passage; Kabbalah; Anti-Semitism. Islam: The birth of Islam; The Pillars of Islam; Sunni and Shi'a; The heart of Islam; Militant Islam. Eastern Traditions: The many faces of Hinduism; Hindu worship; Samsara; Jainism; Sikhism; Buddha and the Bodhi tree; Schools of Buddhism; Buddhist wheel of life; Confucianism; Confucius and the Communists; Taoism; Shintoism. Modern Dilemmas: Contemporary credos; Religion and science; Atheism; Stewards of creation; The just war; The missionary impulse; Spirituality; The future of religion. Glossary. Index.
Other Titles: Fifty religious ideas you really need to know
Responsibility: Peter Stanford.
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