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The World Religions Paradigm has been the subject of critique and controversy in Religious Studies for many years. After World Religions provides a rationale for overhauling the World Religions curriculum, as well as a roadmap for doing so. The volume offers concise and practical introductions to cutting-edge Religious Studies method and theory, introducing a wide range of pedagogical situations and innovative solutions. An international team of scholars addresses the challenges presented in their different departmental, institutional, and geographical contexts. Instructors developing syllabi will find supplementary reading lists and specific suggestions to help guide their teaching. Students at all levels will find the book an invaluable entry point into an area of ongoing scholarly debate.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Christopher R Cotter
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-02-05
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317419952

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This reference offers reliable knowledge about women's diverse faith practices throughout history and prehistory, and across cultures. • Offers nearly 300 reference articles by international scholars of religion, women, and history • Provides an overview of the religious experiences of women across time, faiths, and cultures • Devotes sections to particular religious traditions to provide information about the role of women and the feminine devine within those faiths • Presents reference information about the experiences of women within religions • Directs the user to additional resources via suggestions for further reading and an end-of-work bibliography

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Genre: Religion
Author: Susan de-Gaia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2018-11-30
File: 908 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440848506

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Religions of the Far East like Hinduism, Buddhism, and New Age have been gaining a foothold in the Western world. We even see witchcraft on the rise and paganism infiltrating the minds of the next generation–even in Christian homes! Why is that? How can a Christian respond? We already know how the one true God has responded, and in this title you will learn: How a Christian can effectively witness for ChristHow to refute these false religionsWhat it truly is that these religions teach and why The Christ follower should be set at ease knowing that all other gods are false as the all-knowing God of Scripture has revealed that He is the only God. Therefore, this volume dives into these styles of religions and looks at their origins and their basic tenets as well as why they fall so short. Understanding the basic tenets of these religions helps the Bible believer see the flaws in these philosophies. In this way one can better discern how to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ while standing on the authority of the Bible.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Bodie Hodge
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release: 2016-05-02
File: 492 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780890519226

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An indispensable resource for exploring food and faith, this two-volume set offers information on food-related religious beliefs, customs, and practices from around the world. • Provides up-to-date factual information, introduces concepts of food as being more than just nutrients, and enables an understanding of diverse religious traditions and the importance of food in people's lives • Includes coverage of less well-known rituals and religions that are often skipped in world religion texts • Presents material in a way that is accessible to readers without previous exposure to, or command of, sociological or anthropological language and concepts

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Paul Fieldhouse
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2017-04-17
File: 720 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610694124

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Presents a guide to the major religions of the world.

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Genre: Religions
Author: Michael O'Neal
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105210573742

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Looks at issues concerning sexuality and religion in nine of the world's religions, including Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Catholicism, covering such topics as sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and sexual rituals.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: David W. Machacek
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2003
File: 430 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781576073599

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Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1998-06-28
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521637481

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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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Genre: Religion
Author: Irving Hexham
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Release: 2011-03-22
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310314486

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Recognize and refute the Far East false religions What do these religions teach and why? How can a Christian be an effective witness for Jesus Christ when presented with ideas that are so different from a biblical perspective? How can these religions be refuted and biblical authority be the standard? This eye-opening second volume deals with many Eastern religions like Hinduism, Taoism, New Age, Sikhism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, as well as other pagan-based systems like Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Greek mythology (and many more)! This volume dives into these styles of religions and looks at their origins and their basic tenets as well as why they fall so short. Understanding the basic tenets of these religions helps the Bible believer see the flaws in these philosophies and discern how to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ while standing on the authority of the Bible.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Bodie Hodge
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release: 2016-05-01
File: 350 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781614585046

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Enhanced by more than one thousand full color illustrations, a concise guide features thousands of references to literature, art, history, famous figures, and philosophy with respect to religion, covering the beliefs, doctrines, practices, teachings, rites of passage, and specific rituals of the world's major religions.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Bruno Becchio
Publisher: Foreign Media Group
Release: 2006
File: 960 Pages
ISBN-13: 1601360002

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