LooseLeaf for Experiencing the World's Religions

LooseLeaf for Experiencing the World's Religions

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Table of Contents: Chapter 1 Understanding Religion FIRST ENCOUNTER What Is Religion? Key Characteristics of Religion The Sacred Religious Symbolism Speculations on the Sources of Religions Patterns among Religions First Pattern: Views of the World and Life Second Pattern: Focus of Beliefs and Practices Third Pattern: Views of Male and Female Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religion The Study of Religion Recent Theories Key Critical Issues Why Study the Major Religions of the World? The Journey Reading: Discovering Mystery Chapter 2 Indigenous Religions FIRST ENCOUNTER Discovering Indigenous Religions Past Obstacles to the Appreciation of Indigenous Religions The Modern Recovery of Indigenous Religions Studying Indigenous Religions: Learning from Patterns Human Relationships with the Natural World Sacred Time and Sacred Space Respect for Origins, Gods, and Ancestors Sacred Practices in Indigenous Religions Life-Cycle Ceremonies Taboo and Sacrifice Shamanism, Trance, and Spiritual Powers Artifacts and Artistic Expression in Indigenous Religions Personal Experience: Gods in Hawaii Indigenous Religions Today Reading: The Importance of Dreams Chapter 3 Hinduism FIRST ENCOUNTER The Origins of Hinduism The Earliest Stage of Indian Religion The Religion of the Vedic Period The Vedas The Upanishads and the Axis Age The Origin of the Upanishads Important Concepts of the Upanishads Living Spiritually in the Everyday World The Bhagavad Gita The Caste System The Stages of Life The Goals of Life The Yogas Devotional Hinduism The Trimurti: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Worship of the Divine Feminine: Devi The Guru as Object of Devotion Devotion to Animals Other Forms of Religious Devotion Personal Experience: A Visit to Self-Realization Fellowship Lakeside Shrine Hinduism and the Arts Hinduism: Modern Challenges Mohandas Gandhi Contemporary Issues Hindu Influence beyond India Reading: Ramakrishna and the Experience of God Chapter 4 Buddhism FIRST ENCOUNTER 123 The Beginnings of Buddhism: The Life of the Buddha The Basic Teachings of Buddhism The Three Marks of Reality The Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path The Infl uence of Indian Thought on Early Buddhist Teachings Ahimsa: "Do No Harm" The Soul and Karma Nirvana The Early Development of Buddhism Theravada Buddhism: The Way of the Elders Theravada Teachings and Literature Theravada Art and Architecture Mahayana Buddhism: The "Big Vehicle" New Ideals: Compassion and the Bodhisattva Mahayana Thought and Worldview Mahayana Literature The Spread of Mahayana in East Asia Some Major Schools of Mahayana Vajrayana Buddhism: The "Diamond Vehicle" Origins, Practice, and Literature of Tibetan Buddhism Ritual and the Arts Personal Experience: New Year's Day at Wat Saket Buddhism and the Modern World Reading: Approaching the End Chapter 5 Jainism and Sikhism FIRST ENCOUNTER Shared Origins Jainism Background Mahavira and the Origins of Jainism Worldview Jain Ethics The Development of Jainism and Its Branches Digambaras Shvetambaras Sthanakavasis Terapanthis Jain Practices Jain Scriptures Jain Art and Architecture Sikhism Background Nanak and the Origins of Sikhism The Worldview and Teachings of Nanak The Development of Sikhism Sikh Scriptures Sikhism and the Modern World Personal Experience: A Visit to the Golden Temple Reading: The Eternal Law Chapter 6 Daoism and Confucianism FIRST ENCOUNTER Basic Elements of Traditional Chinese Beliefs Daoism The Origins of Daoism Laozi (Lao Tzu) The Daodejing Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) Basic Early Teachings Daoism and the Quest for Longevity The Development of Daoism Daoism and the Arts Daoism and the Modern World Confucianism The Dao in Confucianism The Life of Confucius Living According to Confucian Values The Five Great Relationships The Confucian Virtues Confucian Literature The Development of Confucianism Schools of Philosophy The Development of Confucianism as a Religious System Confucianism and the Arts Personal Experience: Qing Ming, a Ceremony in Spring Confucianism and the Modern World Reading: On Cloud-Like Wandering Chapter 7 Shinto FIRST ENCOUNTER The Origins of Shinto The Historical Development of Shinto Accommodation with Buddhism and Confucianism Shinto and Japanese National Identity Essentials of Shinto Belief Shinto Religious Practice Worship at Shrines Celebration of the New Year Observances of the Seasons and Nature Other Practices Personal Experience: An Unexpected Shrine Shinto and the Arts Architecture Music and Dance Shinto Off shoots: The New Religions Shinto and the Modern World Reading: Loving the Whole Earth Chapter 8 Judaism FIRST ENCOUNTER An Overview of Jewish History The Hebrew Bible Biblical History In the Beginning: Stories of Origins The World of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs Moses and the Law The Judges and Kings Exile and Captivity Return to Jerusalem and the Second Temple Cultural Conflict during the Second Temple Era The Seleucid Period Responses to Outside Influences The Development of Rabbinical Judaism The Canon of Scripture and the Talmud Islam and Medieval Judaism The Kabbalah Christianity and Medieval Judaism Questioning and Reform Judaism and the Modern World Hitler and the Holocaust Creation of the State of Israel Personal Experience: A Visit to Masada Jewish Belief Religious Practice The Jewish Sabbath Holy Days Jewish Dietary Practices Other Religious Practices 318 Divisions within Contemporary Judaism Culturally Based Divisions Observance-Based Divisions Jewish Identity and the Future of Judaism Reading: What it Means to be Fully Alive Chapter 9 Christianity FIRST ENCOUNTER The Life and Teachings of Jesus Jesus in the New Testament Gospels The Two Great Commandments Early Christian Beliefs and History Paul and Pauline Christianity The New Testament: Its Structure and Artistry The Christian Canon The Early Spread of Christianity Infl uences on Christianity at the End of the Roman Empire Augustine Benedict and the Monastic Ideal The Eastern Orthodox Church Early Development Monasticism in the Eastern Church Eastern Orthodox Beliefs Personal Experience: Mar Saba Monastery Christianity in the Middle Ages Christian Mysticism The Crusades, the Inquisition, and Christian Control The Late Middle Ages The Protestant Reformation Martin Luther Forms of Protestantism The Development of Christianity Following the Protestant Reformation The Catholic Reformation (Counter Reformation) The International Spread of Christianity Nontraditional Christianity Christian Practice Sacraments and Other Rituals The Christian Year Devotion to Mary Christianity and the Arts Architecture Art Music Christianity Faces the Modern World The Challenges of Science and Secularism Contemporary Influences and Developments Reading: How Saint Frances Made Brother Masseo Twirl Around Chapter 10 Islam FIRST ENCOUNTER The Life and Teachings of Muhammad Essentials of Islam The Five Pillars of Islam Additional Islamic Religious Practices Scripture: The Qur'an The Historical Development of Islam Expansion and Consolidation The Shiite and Sunni Division within Islam Sufism: Islamic Mysticism Sufi Beliefs Al-Ghazali and Sufi Brotherhoods Sufi Practice and Poetry Personal Experience: A Visit to a Mosque Islamic Law and Philosophy Islamic Law and Legal Institutions Islamic Philosophy and Theology Islam and the Arts Architecture Fine Art Islam and the Modern World Islam and Contemporary Life Islam and the Roles of Women The Challenge of Secularism A Range of Solutions Islam in the West and Beyond Reading: The Merciful Chapter 11 Alternative Paths FIRST ENCOUNTER Origins of New Religions Contemporary Paganism: Wicca and Druidism Religions of the Yoruba Tradition: Santeria, Voodoo, and Candomble Theosophy Scientology Falun Gong Cao Dai Rastafarianism Baha'i New Religious Movements: A Special Role Personal Experience: Celebrating the Goddess Reading: The Goal of Scientology Chapter 12 The Modern Search FIRST ENCOUNTER Modern Infl uences on the Future of Religion The New World Order Multiculturalism and Interfaith Dialogue Women's Rights Movements Reassessment of Human Sexuality Science and Technology Science and Ethical Issues Secularism Environmental Challenges The Recurring Challenges of Change Environmentalism: A Religious Phenomenon? Eclectic Spirituality Interrelatedness Reverence and Respect Contemplative Practices Personal Experience: Supper Together Reading: Learning From A Tree Answer Key Notes Credits Index
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