The Major Religions

An Introduction With Texts by Burke, T. Patrick

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

Written in English
Cover of: The Major Religions | Burke, T. Patrick
Published: Pages: 348 Downloads: 181
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Subjects:

  • Religion: general,
  • Spirituality,
  • Religion (General),
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Religion,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Religions
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8602518M
ISBN 101557867143
ISBN 109781557867148

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Buddhism is unique among the major world religions in that it is technically an atheistic religion. Buddhists do not believe in an all-powerful creator deity or group of all-powerful creator : Stephanie Hertzenberg. Book Description This popular introduction to the worlds religions provides a comprehensive survey of the major religious traditions together with selected primary by: This is a good book for what it is - an overview and short synopsis of many various religions throughput history.

The book is separated into major religions and time periods (ancient beliefs, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, etc).

No one religion is discussed in much detail/5(). The religious teachings, beliefs and way of life for the 12 major religions practiced by those adherents is thought provoking and challenging to the whole of western civilization.

Each religion presents itself with it's own coded language, moral guidance, communal memories, ontological ideas and metaphysical constructs/5(). 1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2.

Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3. Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4. Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5.

The following eight books dive into the pasts of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and more—while also opening a door into the history of the world and human culture. MAJOR BELIEFS Hinduism is a polytheistic religion with over million gods and goddesses and one supreme and impersonal god known as Brahmin.

Originating in modern-day Pakistan, this faith system is based on reincarnation and a caste system. Brahmins:. We have a very wide range of interviews recommending books on all the world’s major religions, as well as others looking at contemporary and historical religious controversies.

On Christianity, we have interviews covering the history of Christianity, Jesus, the saints and versions of the Bible, amongst others. With that said I am very intrigued with the diversity in culture and religion and have been looking for a book like 12 Major World Religions.

Giving an open-minded and neutral approach, it clearly lays out the history, beliefs and traditions of our most popular world religions.4/5. A comparative analysis of the concept of GOD between the major Religions of the World: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism/5.

Listopia > Religion Book Lists. Books (Besides the Bible) Recommended for Christian Readers. 4, books — 3, voters Best Christian Fiction. 2, books — 2, voters Best Non-fiction War Books. 1, books — 1, voters Favorite Christian Books.

1, books — 1, voters. What is each religion's role, what is their purpose. So, this book is comparative, asking these same questions of each religion, the major religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism.

The author is a businessman, for goodness sake. He is not part of the Clergy, or any theological or philosophical group.

Next thing I know, a book, The World's Religions by Houston Smith, showed-up on my doorstep with a note that she "looked forward to having dinner." Hello. That was the beginning of this little project.

Although, I did expand this study to include the major religions. Religion has been a factor of the human experience throughout history, from pre-historic to modern times.

The bulk of the human religious experience pre-dates written n history (the age of formal writing) is only c. years old. A lack of written records results in most of the knowledge of pre-historic religion being derived from archaeological records and other indirect.

The Kids Book of World Religions. Toronto, Canada: Kids Can Press. In addition to the general information about the different world religions for kids, it also includes info on leaders and places of worship (focusing on the major religions only).

Lumbard, Alexis York (). Everyone Prays. Bloomington, IN: Wisdom Tales. Let us look at the five major religions of the world.

Major Religions of the World. Christianity: Christianity is the largest religion in the world. It began in the eastern Mediterranean region and managed to spread its influence across the globe within a few decades from its creation.

The teachings of Jesus Christ are central to this religion. Sort of an encyclopedia of religion, the book presents basic religious ideas, from many different traditions, in easily digestible articles. There are major sections on the five major religions of humanity (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and several section with articles based on beliefs of other religious traditions/5.

The following looks at the major world religions Hinduism, New Age Spirituality, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.* There is a brief description of each, their view of God, and what a person can gain from that religion.

The ending explains how Jesus' teaching differs from the major religions. This major religion comparison table includes Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The chart below compares selected religion characteristics such as prophets, adherents, founders, origination date, deity names, afterlife, path to redemption, place of worship, holy book.

Written for the average reader, Major Religions of the World, which was first published inis a compact survey of the founders, the holy writings, the worship, and the basic beliefs of the major religions of the world—Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism and Taoism, Shinto, Island, and Christianity.

Explore the intertwined histories and cultures of the major religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and IslamIt's perfectly human to grapple. The Islamic religion is based on the teachings of the prophet of Muhammad in their holy book the Quran.

Followers of Islam are based primarily in the Asia Pacific region and in the Middle East. Hinduism is considered the oldest religion in the world and is the world's third largest religion, boasting almost one billion followers. While religion is hard to define, one standard model of religion used in religious studies courses defines it as a [ ] system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely.

Religious texts are texts related to a religious tradition. They differ from literary texts by being a compilation or discussion of beliefs, mythologies, ritual practices, commandments or laws, ethical conduct, spiritual aspirations, and for creating or fostering a religious community.

The relative authority of religious texts develops over time and is derived from the ratification. The most important are the Torah, or the first five books of Moses. Others include Judaism's oral tradition, the written form of which is known as the Talmud.

The Bible is the main sacred text of Christianity. The Koran is the sacred book of Islam. The most ancient are the four Vedas. the hope that his “Book of Religions”will prove acceptable and.

4 The Book of Religions beneficial to the community, as imbodying a great variety of facts on a subject of deep concern, worthy of the exercise of our highest faculties, and requiring our most charitable conclusions.

It is so diverse that it seems quite impossible to recommend one or two comprehensive books on the topic.

Sikhism: (,24) Guru Granth Sahib (a.k.a. Adi Granth, First Book) is the most sacred book of the Sikh religion. Amazon link. This is an expensive book, but is often available at a reduced cost through Amazon Marketplace.

Compiled from a year high school world religions class Bellamy taught, the book covers the Mayans, the Norse, and Socrates, Laozi, the Hebrew Prophets, and the Buddha. In what Karl Jaspers called “the Axial Age,” writes Amazon, these later sages “moved religion from mostly-supernatural to mostly-humanistic, shifting the focus on God.

APA Citation (style guide). Fawcett, R. The major religions of the world-- revisited. 2nd ed. Denver, CO: W.R.F.

Pub. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date. This substantially revised and updated edition features maps, charts, and more than two hundred photographs, many in color.

An international group of expert scholars sympathetically discuss the world's major religious traditions (including Buddhism, Baha'i, and Jainism) and new religious movements. The Big Religion Chart. This "Big Religion Chart" is our attempt to summarize the major religions and belief systems of the world - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and dozens more - into a quick-reference comparison chart.

Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. The Christian faith centers on beliefs regarding the birth, life, death and resurrection of.

Throughout human history, many religions sprang to life. However, only a few survived to emerge as major religions of the world. Today, globalization has a major effect on the evolution of new religions.

The intense mingling of cultures has diluted the stringent and conservative religious beliefs of the younger generations across the world.