Norton Anthology of World Religions

Norton Anthology of World Religions
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Author: Cunningham, Lawrence S,Miles, Jack
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780393918991
Release: 2015-02-18
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Christianity brings together over 150 texts from the Apostolic Era to the New Millennium. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Lawrence S. Cunningham’s “The Words and the Word Made Flesh,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Christianity.

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Norton Anthology of World Religions
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Author: Doniger, Wendy,Miles, Jack
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780393912579
Release: 2015-02-20
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Hinduism brings together over 300 texts from 1500 B.C.E. to the present, organised chronologically and by region. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Wendy Doniger’s “The Zen Diagram of Hinduism,” a lively primer on the history of Hinduism in relation to geography, language, gender, sexuality, class, folk traditions and the politics of empire.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions
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Author: McAuliffe, Jane Dammen,Miles, Jack
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780393918984
Release: 2015-02-19
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world 's major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..." Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Islam brings together over 100 texts from the Qur 'an in the seventh century to feminist and pluralist readings of the Qur 'an in the twenty-first century. The volume features Jack Miles 's illuminating General Introduction - “How the West Learned to Compare Religions” - as well as Jane Dammen McAuliffe 's “Submission to God as the Wellspring of a Civilization,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Islam.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions
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Author: Jack Miles
Pages: 4000
ISBN: 0393062538
Release: 2014-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects over one thousand primary texts from the world's six major religions, including foundational works as well as pieces by scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics from throughout the histories of each of those traditions.

Religion as We Know It An Origin Story

Religion as We Know It  An Origin Story
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Author: Jack Miles
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781324002796
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A brief, beautiful invitation to the study of religion from a Pulitzer Prize winner. How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity—a religion inextricably bound to Western thought—Jack Miles reveals how the West’s “common sense” understanding of religion emerged and then changed as insular Europe discovered the rest of the world. In a moving postscript, he shows how this very story continues today in the hearts of individual religious or irreligious men and women.

Religion Matters

Religion Matters
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Author: Prothero, Stephen
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780393422047
Release: 2020-07-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A religion is a system of stories, and there is no better way to engage with the worldÕs religions than through the stories that animate their beliefs and practices. Through the exploration of these ancient stories and contemporary practices, Stephen Prothero, a New York TimesÐbestselling author and gifted storyteller, helps students better grasp the role of religion in our fractured world and to develop greater religious literacy. Videos and an award-winning adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, further engage students and help them master core objectives and develop their own religious literacy.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions
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Author: Jack Miles,Wendy Doniger,Donald S. Lopez (Jr.),James Robson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0393062538
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of primary texts from the world's major religions. Volume 2 covers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bible, the Quʹran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital.

Studying Religion

Studying Religion
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Author: Russell T. McCutcheon
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781317491668
Release: 2014-12-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Widely used as a primer, a text and a provocation to critical thinking, 'Studying Religion' aims to develop students' skills. The book clearly explains the methods and theories employed in the study of religion. Essays are offered on a range of topics: from the history and functions of religion to public discourse on religion and the classification of religions. The works of key scholars - from Karl Marx, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Rudolf Otto to Mircea Eliade, James G. Frazer, and Sigmund Freud - are analysed and explored. 'Studying Religion' represents a shift away from the traditional focus of describing the exotic or curious religious 'Other' to an examination of how religious behaviours and institutions are studied. The book will be invaluable to students of religious studies.

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Walking Where Jesus Walked
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Author: Hillary Kaell
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780814738252
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: NYU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with JesusOCOs life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, a Walking Where Jesus Walked aoffers a lived religion approach that explores the tripOCOs hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinaryOCotied to their everyday role as the familyOCOs ritual specialists, and extraordinaryOCosince they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy."

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 1008
ISBN: 9780141955049
Release: 2010-03-25
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.

Introducing Judaism

Introducing Judaism
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Author: Eliezer Segal
Pages: 345
ISBN: 0415440092
Release: 2009
Editor: World Religions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Taking a historical approach, and focusing on the religious aspects of Judaism, this work introduces themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Readers will gain an understanding of how Judaism is lived by its adherents and the historical and geographic diversity of Jewish beliefs and practices.

The Book of Psalms A Translation with Commentary

The Book of Psalms  A Translation with Commentary
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Author: Robert Alter
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780393337044
Release: 2009-10-19
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A commentated new translation of the Book of Psalms seeks to preserve and convey its powerful message and musical rhythms while lending insight into the text's obscurities, in a volume by the acclaimed translator of the Five Books of Moses. 30,000 first printing.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued Our Songs Came Through A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

When the Light of the World Was Subdued  Our Songs Came Through  A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
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Author: Joy Harjo
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393356816
Release: 2020-08-25
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize–winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.

God A Biography

God  A Biography
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Author: Jack Miles
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307789136
Release: 2011-03-30
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE What sort of "person" is God? What is his "life story"? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book—as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? This is the task that Jack Miles—a former Jesuit trained in religious studies and Near Eastern languages—accomplishes with such brilliance and originality in God: A Biography. Using the Hebrew Bible as his text, Miles shows us a God who evolves through his relationship with man, the image who in time becomes his rival. Here is the Creator who nearly destroys his chief creation; the bloodthirsty warrior and the protector of the downtrodden; the lawless law-giver; the scourge and the penitent. Profoundly learned, stylishly written, the resulting work illuminates God and man alike and returns us to the Bible with a sense of discovery and wonder.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions
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Author: Jack Miles,Wendy Doniger,Donald S. Lopez (Jr.),James Robson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0393062538
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of primary texts from the world's major religions. Volume 2 covers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bible, the Quʹran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital.

Hinduism For Dummies

Hinduism For Dummies
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Author: Amrutur V. Srinivasan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781118110775
Release: 2011-06-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a widevariety of religious traditions and philosophies that havedeveloped over thousands of years. Today, the United States is hometo approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for areference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices,and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism ForDummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popularworld belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachingsassociated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, andUpanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduismaround the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies isyour hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.

Bones of the Master

Bones of the Master
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Author: George L. Crane
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9780553379082
Release: 2001
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Buddhist monk who fled the Communists returns fifty years later to his birthplace at the edge of the Gobi in Inner Mongolia, with an American friend, to search for the grave of his Ch'an Buddhist master, Shiuh Deng.

Anthology of World Religions

Anthology of World Religions
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Author: Lewis Vaughn
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0195332369
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Anthology of World Religions explores the world's religious traditions by combining substantial overviews of their history, beliefs, and practices with selections from their texts and scriptures and commentary by contemporary practitioners and scholars. It covers each major religion's history, teachings, founder, leaders, practices, and the factors that are now challenging and changing it--secularism, modernism, pluralism, science, the status of women, and sectarian or factional conflicts. The introductory chapter reviews various approaches to the study of religion, defines religious terms and concepts, discusses theories of religion, and distinguishes between the insider and outsider perspectives on religious traditions. FEATURES Clear and concise writing that explains difficult concepts without oversimplifying Ample coverage of women and several readings by or about women within specific traditions Extensive pedagogy including time lines and maps, text boxes with background information or more details on relevant topics, explanatory notes before each reading, key terms, end-of-chapter study/discussion questions, and lists of suggested reading and online sources An Ancillary Resource Center containing an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides A Companion Website with resources for students including flashcards of key terms, links to further resources, self-quizzes, and discussion questions

Sunjata

Sunjata
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Author: David C. Conrad,Djanka Tassey Condé
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0872206971
Release: 2004
Editor: Hackett Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of substantial excerpts from his translation of a performance by Djanka Tassey Condé. Readers approaching the epic for the first time will appreciate the translation's highly readable, poetic English as well as Conrad's informative Introduction and notes. Scholars will find the familiar heroes and heroines taking on new dimensions, secondary characters gaining increased prominence, and previously unknown figures emerging from obscurity. "Thanks to his careful editing and translating of Condé's narrative, Conrad offers a highly readable version of the epic that is about a third of its original length. The translation communicates not only the poetic qualities and the essential events of the Sunjata legend but also the master bard's performance values. Thus, this rendering will fascinate those who already know the story and culture and those coming to the epic for the first time. Conrad provides an excellent introduction to Mande oral tradition, the role of the griot, and the Manding belief system. Though he makes no claim for this as the complete scholarly edition, he does provide helpful scholarly notes, a glossary, and a good bibliography. . . . Summing up: Highly recommended." --L. W. Yoder, CHOICE

Saints The Book Of Blaise

Saints  The Book Of Blaise
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Author: Sean Lewis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781534301047
Release: 2016-09-07
Editor: Image Comics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When a group of misfits discover themselves to be the reincarnations of Catholic saints, they must put aside their differences to battle the fallen angel Michael and his army of doomsday zealots. Critically lauded, this is the comic debut of award-winning playwright SEAN LEWIS (Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Award; NPR'S This American Life) and graphic artist BENJAMIN MACKEY (of Twin Peaks Tarot Card fame). Collects SAINTS #1-9.