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A World Religions Reader, 3rd Edition

A World Religions Reader, 3rd Edition

Ian S. Markham (Editor), Christy Lohr (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17109-0

May 2009

342 pages

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Providing a comprehensive exploration of the teachings and beliefs of the world’s living faiths, the third edition of this popular book has been revised and updated to reflect the vibrant role religion plays in the twenty-first century. The World Religions Reader:
  • Explores the unique nature of various faiths by introducing their traditions and rituals, ethical dimensions, and modern expressions
  • Combines excerpts from sacred texts with reflections from a range of classic and contemporary thinkers - from the Bhagavad Gita and the Qur'an to Maimonides and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Significantly expands material on Christianity, with a greater emphasis on the diversity of the tradition as expressed in Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism
  • Broadens its coverage with new chapters on Emerging Religions, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Indigenous Religions
  • Considers the profound impact of 9/11 on the major religions and the effect it has had on our perceptions of others, and on interfaith communication
  • Includes numerous reader-friendly features, such as key terms sections, summary reviews of major beliefs and significant events, a glossary, and revision and comparative questions.

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List of Maps xii

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Acknowledgments xiv

1 Purpose and Method 1

2 Indigenous Religions 13

3 Hinduism 31

4 Jainism 67

5 Buddhism 77

6 Chinese Religion 105

7 Shintoism 131

8 Zoroastrianism 153

9 Judaism 163

10 Christianity 191

11 Islam 213

12 Sikhism 237

13 Emerging Religions 261

14 Secular Humanism 273

Worldwide Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-2006 302

Annotated Bibliography 304

Credits 313

Index 325

""This new edition of the World Religions Reader expands an already useful textbook - making it an improved resource for introducing world religions. By presenting excerpts from sacred texts and voices from within the traditions, this book provides more than mere facts about various beliefs; it allows insight into the worldviews and ethical concerns of adherents, making it the most valuable Reader on World Religions to date to any student or teacher that seeks to study or teach the religious traditions of the world."" S. Wesley Ariarjah, Drew University

""An accessible and sympathetic introduction to the world's religions as understood by their adherents."" Ingrid Mattson, Hartford Seminary, USA

“This is the Reader I have long been looking for. It will enhance and enliven any standard textbook by enabling students not just to understand but to feel, not just to study but to pass over to, what these religious communities have been and what they offer our contemporary world.” Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary, New York (of a previous edition)

  • A new edition of this popular Reader, which introduces students to the worldviews, traditions and rituals, ethical dimensions, and modern expressions of the major religions
  • Combines excerpts from sacred texts with reflections from a range of classic and contemporary thinkers
  • Significantly expands material on Christianity, with a greater emphasis on the diversity of the tradition as expressed in Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism
  • Includes new chapters on: Emerging Religions, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Indigenous Religions
  • Considers the profound impact of 9/11 on the major religions and the effect it has had on our perceptions and understanding of religion, and on interfaith communication
  • Includes numerous student friendly features, such as key terms sections, and revision and comparative questions