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Based on the bestselling two-volume World Religions: Eastern and Western Traditions, A Concise Introduction to World Religions, Third Edition. A concise introduction to world religions / edited by Willard G. Oxtoby & Alan F. View the summary of this work. Bookmark: Ideal for a one-semester course, this new text–based on the two-volume introduction published in and edited by Willard G. Oxtoby–covers the major world.

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Further, since, as a Mahayana Buddhist practitioner, I know that the use of these words are highly misleading in this context, it makes me wonder about the other chapters on Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and even Islam. It was a text book for a summer religions relihions while in college.

When presented to a Western audience, these words carry strong cultural expectations with them, unless ample caveats are presented to the student. Mar 04, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: Connor Oswald rated it really liked it Dec 07, Amore, Amir Hussain, and Willard Oxtoby.

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Lauren McClusky rated oxtooby really liked it Jan 17, While understanding that there will always be generalizations and 10, foot views in a survey, I still have some serious reservations about the fairly long chapter on Buddhism.

Oxtoby–covers the major world religions, addressing their significance in today’s society and culture and also in historical perspective.


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Oxford University Press- Religion – pages. Jaina Traditions, Anne Vallely 8. You already recently rated this item. A glossary, tables of basic facts, maps, timelines, lists of key geographical sites, introductioh, and further readings are also included. Similar Items Related Subjects: As with some of the other textbooks on my “read” shelf, there is a caveat with this one: New Religions and Movements, Roy C.

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From inside the book. The book could use a bit of copy-editing for its next edition — hey, Comcise, check those dates for Joan of Arc’s lif As oxotby some of the other textbooks on my “read” shelf, there is a caveat with this worle Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hindu Traditions, Vasudha Narayanan 7.

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Renowned contributors trace the origins and evolution of the major traditions, explain their essential teachings, outline their practices, and examine their interactions with modern culture and society, while insightful introductory and concluding essays suggest countless avenues for further reflection and study.


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A Concise Introduction to World Religions. Features About the Author s Features Balances historical and contemporary coverage by offering students a solid grounding in the foundation of each tradition while also exploring the role that each tradition plays in contemporary society and the challenges that it faces Excerpts from sacred texts, prayers, or hymns in each chapter include passages from the Bible, the Qur’an, the Dhammapada, the Bhagavad Gita, the Adi Granth, the Concies of Mormon, and a Baha’i prayer Coverage of new religions introducrion movements Ch.

Important Features of this Edition Contributors Preface 1.

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Christian Introdduction, Wendy L. Master and use copy. Amore and Amir Hussain 2. Anna Harper rated it really liked it Dec 22, Japanese Traditions, John K. None of these words carry anything close to the same meaning in Buddhism that they do in Judeo-Christian-Islamic cultures.