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World Religions

Understanding World Religions NR

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Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually, valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world's many religions. Understanding World Religions presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. Hexham believes that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, and he guides readers in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular importance is Hexham's decision to explore African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Understanding World Religions Video Lectures an Interdisciplinary Approach

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Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world's many religions.

Understanding World Religions Video Lectures features 26 lessons (on 3 DVDs), exploring various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions.

A companion to the textbook Understanding World Religions by Irving Hexham, these lectures presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. With the understanding that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, Hexham guides students in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular note is Hexham's inclusion of African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Useful for formal students and independent learners alike, Understanding World Religions Video Lectures provides an accessible introduction for anyone wanting to better understand the world's many religions and the people who follow them.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

1 - Introductory Issues in the Study of Religion (16 min)

2 - A Biased Canon (13 min)

3 - African Religious Traditions (16 min)

4 - Witchcraft and Sorcery (16 min)

5 - God in Zulu Religion (13 min)

6 - The Case of Isaiah Shembe (23 min)

7 - The Origins of Yogic Religions (19 min)

8 - The Richness of the Hindu Tradition (18 min)

9 - Rethinking the Hindu Tradition (20 min)

10 - Gandhi the Great Contrarian (16 min)

11 - Buddhism (21 min)

12 - The Development of Buddhist Belief and Practice (19 min)

13 - The Moral Quest of Edward Conze (17 min)

14 - Other Yogic-Type Traditions (18 min)

15 - Early Judaism (18 min)

16 - Rabbinic and Other Judaisms (21 min)

17 - Jewish Faith and Practice (17 min)

18 - Martin Buber's Zionist Spirituality (11 min)

19 - Christianity (12 min)

20 - Christian History (19 min)

21 - Christian Faith and Practice (17 min)

22 - Christian Politics According to Abraham Kuiper (19 min)

23 - The Challenge of Islam (20 min)

24 - Muslim Beliefs and Practices (23 min)

25 - Muslim Piety (18 min)

26 - Sayyib Qutb and the Rebirth of Contemporary Islam (11 min)

27 - Conclusion (16 min)

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November 8, 2016

WORLD RELIGIONS

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This brief, accessible guide offers essential insights into the main world faiths, presenting each with clear, user-friendly text, helpful charts and maps, and brilliant full-color photography. Contains sections on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Shintoism, and the Baha'i Faith.

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September 29, 2006

WORLD RELIGIONS A GT THE ESSENTIALS 2ND

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This masterful survey of world religions presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The new edition contains added material and has been revised throughout. The authors, both respected scholars of world religions, have over fifty years of combined teaching experience. Their book is accessibly written for introductory classes, can be easily adapted for one- or two-semester courses, and presents a neutral approach for broad classroom use. Pedagogical aids include further reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides. An 800-question bank of multiple-choice test questions is available to professors through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
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WORLD RELIGIONS IN AMERICA 4TH EDITION

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The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

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