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World religions : an introduction for students

Author: Jeaneane D Fowler
Publisher: Portland, OR : Sussex Academic Press, 1997.
Series: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the world religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Emphasis is placed on the living religion and the whole work is designed as a first-level  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeaneane D Fowler
ISBN: 1898723486 9781898723486 1898723494 9781898723493
OCLC Number: 37560846
Description: xi, 431 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Judaism --
Jewish identity --
Jewish Sects --
Jewish beliefs --
Religious dress --
The mezuzah --
Jewish scriptures --
Ceremonies --
Family life --
Jewish symbols --
Buildings --
Festivals --
Christianity --
Introduction: the faith --
The Bible --
Jesus of Nazareth --
Paul and the Very Early Church --
The Early Church --
Schism --
The Reformation --
Counter Reformation --
The enlightenment --
The Evangelical Revival --
Roman Catholicism --
The Angelican Church --
The Methodist Church --
The Baptists --
The Eastern Orthodox Church --
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) --
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) --
Jehovah's Witnesses --
The Church of Christ, Scientist --
Islam --
What is Islam? --
The life of Muhammad --
The Qur'an --
The Shari'ah --
The Five Pillars of Islam --
The Mosque --
Family life --
Muslims in the world today --
Hinduism --
What is Hinduism? --
The concept of the Divine --
Symbols --
The Hindu concept of the self --
Hindu scriptures --
Varnadharma --
Asramadharma --
Worship in the home and temple --
Life-cycle rites in the Hindu family --
Food and dress --
Hindu festivals --
Yatra: pilgrimage --
Buddhism --
What is Buddhism? --
The life of the Buddha --
The teaching of the Buddha --
Buddhist traditions: the Hinayana and Mahayana --
Theravada Buddhism --
Mahayana Buddhism --
Symbols --
Zen Buddhism --
Pure land Buddhism --
Shingon Buddhism --
Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism --
Tibetan Buddhism --
Buddhist ceremonies and life-cycle rites --
Buddhist Festivals --
Pilgrimage --
Sikhism --
Who is a Sikh? --
Guru Nanak and the Foundation of Sikhism --
The tradition of the Guru --
Sikh Symbols --
Sacred buildings --
Sikh worship: Diwan --
Language and scriptures --
The teachings of Sikhism --
Sikh ceremonies --
Sikh food --
Sikh dress --
Caste --
Festivals.
Series Title: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
Responsibility: Jeaneane Fowler [and others].

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"Recommended for general readers, and lower division undergraduate students... Provides foundational material for those approaching the subject for the first time..." -- Choice.

 
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