The Everything World's Religions Book: Explore the beliefs, traditions, and cultures of ancient and modern religions

Front Cover
Everything Books, Feb 18, 2010 - Religion - 320 pages
0 Reviews
From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions. This mystical tour of major and minor religions, both ancient and contemporary, includes:
  • How religions deal with the issue of evil
  • Which religions believe in an afterlife--and what you have to do to get there
  • The history and moral foundations of major religions
  • Belief in non-belief and the fundamentals of atheism
  • Special holidays and festivals central to each religion
From Hinduism to Hare Krishna and from evangelicalism to Wicca, this book includes more than fifty religious perspectives and denominations. It's the ultimate guide to exploring the beliefs and traditions of religions around the world.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Religion Through the Ages
1
Hinduism
9
Worship and Practices
16
Judaism
23
Synagogues
29
Jainism
41
The Five Vows ofJainism
47
05
55
Rituals and Customs
136
Confucianism
143
Diversification into Modern Society
150
17
199
Beliefs
219
Mysticism
245
Yogic Mystical Experience
251
The FirstCause Argument
257

Christianity
71
Catholicism
85
Prevalent Christian Faiths
97
10
111
Islam
129
Ecumenism
265
Glossary
277
Additional Resources
283
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Kenneth Shouler, PhD has taught philosophy and religion since 1981, and is currently teaching in the philosophy department at County College of Morris. He has written dozens of articles and is the author of several books, including The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy and The Everything Hinduism Book.

Bibliographic information