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Seven dilemmas in world religions

Author: G Lynn Stephens; Gregory E Pence; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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An engaging and insightful introduction to six of the world's major religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Lynn Stephens; Gregory E Pence; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 1557787026 9781557787026
OCLC Number: 30320057
Description: x, 158 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Judaism in a hostile world: the threat of Hellenism: A chosen people --
General historical background --
Greek ideas and values --
Jewish and Greeek attitudes to sexuality --
Jason and the Maccabees --
Ethnicity or Universalism? --
Was Jesus a great moral teacher?: Moral teachings without theology? --
Resist not evil --
The poor you have with you always --
Consider the lilies of the field --
The coming of the Kingdom --
Was Jesus divine?: Paul on the status of Jesus: Judaism on Jesus --
Incarnation or atonement? --
Judaism, Paul, Hellenism, and Christianity. Mohammed and the Islamic conception of God: The founding of Islam --
There is no God but Allah --
The Islamic rejecton of the Christian incarnation --
Origins of the concept of Allah --
Tensions in Mohammed's conception of Allah --
Is God a person? Hinduism on Brahman: Allah and Brahman --
The background of the Upanishads --
The wisdom of the Upanishads --
The nature of Brahman --
Does anything survive death?: What the Buddha taught: The life of Buddha --
The Four Noble Truths --
Samsara and Anatta --
Can Buddhism teach both Anatta and Samsara? Does public morality depend on religion: Confucius on politics and religion: Voltaire's admiration of Confucian views --
Life and times of Confucius --
Confucius on political authority --
Confucius's critics --
Mozi's Utopia of all-embracing love --
A Confucian look at Mozi's Utopia --
Conclusions and reflections: Religion and morality --
Religion and the meaning of the universe --
Religion and the community.
Responsibility: G. Lynn Stephens and Gregory Pence.
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An engaging and insightful introduction to six of the world's major religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

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