For use as a core text for introductory and upper-level courses on Asian/Eastern Religions, and Introduction to World Religions courses. Can also be used as supplemental reading for individual religion courses.
Living Religions—Eastern Traditions is a readable and stimulating survey of the major global religions and new religious movements that originated in the East. The social context, origins, teachers, scriptures, and historical development of each faith are carefully explored, with emphasis on how practitioners themselves understand their traditions. Evocative illustrations, first-person interviews of ordinary people and boxes uncovering the spiritual roots of public figures bring this text to life.
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Living Religions: Eastern Traditions presents a highly readable and stimulating survey of the world's major religious traditions that have originated in the East. Exploring the historical development and teachings of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto this book considers how each of these traditions has evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. A perceptive concluding chapter also examines the rise of new religious movements in the East, the spread of religious pluralism, and the movement toward interfaith dialogue at the beginning of the new millennium.
With the help of a team of specialist consultants in each faith, and drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, Mary Pat Fisher gives a fresh and challenging insight into how believers of today's faiths perceive their religion and its role in the changing world in which they live.FEATURES
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Book Description Pearson, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110131829866
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