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World religions. Western traditions / edited by Amir Hussain, Roy C. Amore, Willard G. Oxtoby.

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Location: Fennell STACKS BL80.3 .W66 2019
Barcode: 30731101221095
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780190877064
  • ISBN: 0190877065
  • Physical Description: xv, 466 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contributors -- Preface -- Studying Western religions / Amir Hussain, Roy C. Amore. Basic human religion: Looking both ways from Stonehenge -- Looking back from Stonehenge -- Looking forward from Stonehenge -- What is religion? -- Why study religion? -- Religions of antiquity / Michael Desrochers. Introduction -- Terminology -- Prehistory -- Common features of the religions of antiquity -- Mesopotamian tradition -- Egyptian tradition -- Greek tradition -- Roman tradition -- Iranian tradition (Zoroastrianism) -- Manichaean tradition -- The end of paganism -- Jewish traditions / Michele Murray. Jewish identity as ethnicity and religion -- Earliest Jewish history: The Biblical story -- The second temple period (515 BCE- 70 CE) -- Enter the Romans (63 BCE) -- Jewish life under Islam: Seventh to twelfth century -- Jews in the Christian world: Seventh to fifteenth century -- The modern period -- The Holocaust (1933-1945) -- Life-cycle events -- Recent developments -- Summary -- Christian traditions / Wendy L. Fletcher. Origins -- Relations between church and society -- Authority in the early church -- The development of orthodoxy -- Practice -- Eastern orthodoxy -- Medieval Christianity -- The early modern era -- The modern era -- Recent developments -- Summary -- Muslim traditions / Amir Hussain. Beginnings -- Foundations -- Practice -- Variations -- The spread of Islam -- Cultural expressions -- Toward the modern world -- Recent developments -- Summary -- Indigenous traditions / Ken Derry. First thoughts -- "Indigenous religion" -- Transmission -- Practice -- Cultural expression -- Colonialism -- Recent developments -- Summary -- New religions and movements / Roy C. Amore. Defining new religions, sects and cults -- New religions from the East -- Religions arising from the Abrahamic lineage -- Religions inspired by other forms of spirituality -- The new age movement -- Summary -- Current issues in Western traditions / Amir Hussain, Roy C. Amore. Religion and politics -- Fundamentalism -- Bioethics -- The environment -- Gender and sexuality -- Religious diversity -- Credits -- Index.
Subject: Religions.