World Religions

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Juli 2007



A concise, balanced, and reasonably priced introductory text, World Religions takes a historical approach to the ideological and cultural aspects of several religions. More than just a collection of facts about beliefs and mores, this unique text offers students a complex portrait of each religion, with scholarly viewpoints interspersed throughout.


Study of World Religions.- PART ONE: RELIGIONS OF THE PAST Prehistoric Religion.- Egyptian Religion.- Mesopotamian Religion.- Greek Religion.- Roman Religion.- Mayan and Aztec Religion.- PART TWO: RELIGIONS OF ORAL PEOPLE African Religions.- American Indian Religions.- PART THREE RELIGIONS OF INDIA Hinduism.- Buddhism.- Jainism.- Sikhism.- PART FOUR RELIGIONS OF THE FAR EAST Taoism and Confucianism.- Shinto.- PART FIVE: RELIGIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST Zoroastrianism.- Judaism.- Christianity.- Islam.- Baha'i.- PART SIX: MODERN ALTERNATIVE RELIGIONS New Synchrenistic Groups.- Religions: A Comparison.


S. A. NIGOSIAN, a research associate at Victoria College of the University of Toronto, Canada, has been teaching in the Religion Department for over twenty-five years. His most recent publications include: Islam: Its History, Teaching, and Practices (2004), From Ancient Writings to Sacred Texts: The Old Testament and Apocrypha (2004), and The Zoroastrian Faith: Tradition and Modern Research (1993). His articles on Near Eastern Religions and the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament are published frequently in professional journals such as Studies in Religion, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Theological Review, Vetus Testamentum, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, and Biblica.
EAN: 9780312442378
ISBN: 0312442378
Untertitel: A Historical Approach. 4th Revised edition. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Macmillan Education
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2007
Seitenanzahl: 576 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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