Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions: An Introduction by Joan PriceSacred Scriptures of the World Religions: An Introduction by Joan Price

Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions: An Introduction

byJoan Price

Paperback | February 17, 2010

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As we increasingly move toward a global worldview, it is important that we understand the traditions of other members of the global community. Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions examines religions across the world, offering an insight into each tradition's views of the world, through their scriptural texts and spiritual practices. By taking this perspective, the author has produced an indispensable introductory textbook which provides students with an overview of the meaning and guidance that people find in their religion through these sacred wisdoms.
Each chapter provides introductory explanations of key issues to provide undergraduate religion students with a unique sense of each faith, followed by illustrative scriptural passages. Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions is essential reading for those studying religion, honouring both the richness and universality of religious truths contained in the world's great scriptures.
Title:Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.62 × 6.68 × 0.75 inPublished:February 17, 2010Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:082642354X

ISBN - 13:9780826423542

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Primal Wisdom
The Earliest Humans
Primal Religions
African Tribal Religions
Australian Aboriginal Religion
Polynesian Oral Traditions
Native American Religions
Summary
Transitions

2 Hindu Wisdom
Early Religions in India
The Vedic Period
The Upanishads
The Bhagavad Gita
Summary
Transitions

3 Buddhist Wisdom
Religion of Compassion
The Life of Siddhartha Gautama
Branches of Buddhism
Buddhist Scriptures
The Buddha's Teachings
Theravada (Hinayana) Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism
¿¿¿ Tibetan Buddhism
¿¿¿ Zen Buddhism
¿¿¿ Pure Land Buddhism
¿¿¿ Nichiren Buddhism
The Dhammapada
Summary
Transitions

4 Jain and Sikh Wisdom
Two Religions Arising in India
Jainism
¿¿¿ Mahavira's Life
¿¿¿ Jain Scriptures
¿¿¿ The Digambara Order (Sky-Clad)
¿¿¿ The Shretambara Order
¿¿¿ Worldview
¿¿¿ The Soul
¿¿¿ Ahimsa (Non-violence)
¿¿¿ Liberation
Sikhism
¿¿¿ Life of Guru Nanak
¿¿¿ The Teachings of Guru Nanak
¿¿¿ Karma and Rebirth
¿¿¿ Sikh Discipline
¿¿¿ The Ten Gurus¿
¿¿¿ Sikh Scripture
¿¿¿ Sikh Worship
Summary
Transitions

5 Chinese Wisdom (Taoism and Confucianism)
Religion in Early China
Yin and Yang
The Five Classics
Two Religions of China
Taosim
¿¿¿ Taoist Teachings
Conficianism
¿¿¿ Life of Confucius
¿¿¿ The Teacher
¿¿¿ Confucian Ethics
¿¿¿ View of Heaven
Summary
Transitions

6 Jewish Wisdom
The Hebrew Bible
The Creation
The Garden of Eden
Disobedience
The Story of the Great Flood
The Story of Abraham
The Story of Moses
The Prophets
Wisdom Literature
The Talmud
Summary
Transitions

7 Christian Wisdom
Early Christianity
Christian Scripture
The Story of Jesus
The Life of Jesus (From Scripture)
Jesus' Teachings
Selected New Testament Passages
Summary
Transitions

8¿Islamic Wisdom
The Final Revelation
Origins of Islam
The Story of Muhammad
Muhammad's Call and Mission (From the Koran)
The Teachings Selections from the Koran
Summary
Transitions

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Reviewed in Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 27, No. 1.