Author: David W. Machacek,Melissa M. Wilcox
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.
Author: Ninian Smart,Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster and J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions Ninian Smart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.
A Popular Account of Religions Ancient and Modern, Including Those of Uncivilised Races, Chaldaeans, Greeks, Egyptions, Romans; Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Mohammedanism, and a Sketch of the History of Judaism and Christianity
Author: George Thomas Bettany
An Interfaith Guide to Religion and Spirituality
Author: Joel Beversluis
Publisher: New World Library
Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive work available on the rich variety of paths available to today's spiritual seekers. More than an academic reference, it explores how religions can collaborate to help the world. Essays exploring the realm of building an interfaith community add to the book's detailed portraits of the major religious traditions. The Sourcebook also contains essays on spiritual practices as diverse as theosophy, wicca, and indigenous religions. This revised edition of the Sourcebook offers an unparalleled look at where spirituality is headed in the coming millennium.
Author: Advanced Illustration Ltd
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press
Uses narrative, maps, and photographs to provide a view of the world's religions in their geographical and historical contexts.
Author: Ninian Smart,Frederick W. Denny,Frederick Mathewson Denny
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Maps and text present a guide to the historical development and current state of the world's religions.
A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of Materials in the English Language
Author: Ezra Gardner Rust
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.
Author: David S. Noss,Blake Grangaard
A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts.
Worldviews and Contemporary Issues
Author: William A. Young
Publisher: Prentice Hall
For courses in World Religions or Comparative Religions. This introduction to the world's religions provides an orientation to the study of religion; surveys the stages of development, worldviews, and current situations of the major world religions; and discusses the ways these religions respond to contemporary ethical issues. It also presents a sampling of new religious movements and looks to the possible ways the world's religions may interact in the 21st century. Its distinctive “framework for understanding” religious worldviews allows students to compare and contrast the teachings of religions objectively.
Author: Robert S. Ellwood,Gregory D. Alles
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.