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Man's religions

Author: John Boyer Noss
Publisher: [New York] Macmillan [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Aims to bridge the interval between the founding of the religion and their present state. For the university undergraduate.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyer Noss
ISBN: 0023884606 9780023884603
OCLC Number: 4179
Description: xx, 598 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: 1. Primitive and bygone religions. Religion in prehistoric and primitive cultures --
Representative national religions of the past --
2. The religions of India. Early Hinduism: the passage from ritual sacrifice to mystical union --
Jainism: a study in asceticism --
Buddism in its first phase: common sense in world denial --
The religious development of Buddhism: diversity in redemptive means --
Later Hinduism: religion as the basis of social behavior --
Sikhism: a study in syncretism --
3. The religions of the Far East. Chinese religion and the Taoists --
Confucius and Confucianism: a study in optimistic humanism --
Shinto: the religion from ancient Japan --
4. The religions of the Near East. Zoroastrianism: the religion of ethical dualism --
Judaism: encounter with one God in nature and the social process --
Christianity in its opening phase: the religion of Jesus --
The religious development of Christianity --
Islam: the religion of submission to God in interaction with various cultures.
Responsibility: [by] John B. Noss.

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Aims to bridge the interval between the founding of the religion and their present state. For the university undergraduate.

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