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World scripture : a comparative anthology of sacred texts

Author: Andrew Wilson; International Religious Foundation.
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Demonstrating the commonality of the world's religions and our common humanity, this rich and varied anthology of scripture offers a highly useful collection of religious quotations, passages, and excerpts from the holy texts, representing a new, holistic approach to the world's religions.
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Quotations, maxims, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wilson; International Religious Foundation.
ISBN: 1557787239 9781557787231 0892261293 9780892261291
OCLC Number: 32199823
Notes: "A project of the International Religious Foundation."
Description: xiv, 882 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Ultimate reality and the purpose of human existence --
Ultimate reality --
Divine law, truth, and cosmic principle --
The purpose of life for the individual --
The purpose of life in the family and society --
The purpose of life in the natural world --
Life beyond death and the spiritual world. pt. 2. Evil, sin and the human fall --
The Human condition --
Fall and deviation --
The Major sins --
pt. 3. Salvation and the savior --
Salvation / liberation / enlightenment --
The founder. pt. 4. The Religious life --Responsibility and predestination --
Self-cultivation and spiritual growth --
Faith --Wisdom --
Worship --
Offering and sacrifice --
Self-denial and renunciation --
Live for others. pt. 5. Providence, society, and the kingdom of heaven --
Good government and the welfare of society --
Eschatology and messianic hope.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Wilson ; foreword by Ninian Smart.

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