The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions

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Penguin UK, 25 mrt. 2010 - 1008 pagina's
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Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.
  

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The Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction toThe Penguin Handbook of the Worlds Living Religions
Introduction to theNew Handbook
Introduction to the First Edition
A Note on Terminology
Part 1
The Basic Teachings of Judaism
Modern Developments in African Religions
More Recent Developments
Bibliography
14
Basic Beliefs
Characteristic Practices
Recent Developments
Bibliography

Jewish Ritual
Popular or Folk Religion
Modern Movements
Judaism and Art
Recent Developments in Jewish Life and Religion
Bibliography
2
Teachings
Practices
The Principal Traditions of Christianity
Modern Developments
Bibliography
3
Basic Doctrines
Basic Practices
Unity and Diversity
Modern Developments
The Muslim World
The Islamic Calendar
Islamic and Christian Calendars
Bibliography
4
Basic Doctrines
Basic Observances
Popular Customs
Modern Developments
The Modern Zoroastrian Diaspora
Notes
The Seven Holy Days of Obligation
The Zoroastrian Calendar
Bibliography
5
Hindu Presuppositions and Belief
Hindu Practice
Hinduism in the Villages
Modern Developments
6
Teachings
Religious Practices
Translations of the Guru Granth Sahib
7
Basic Teachings
Characteristic Jain Practices
Daily Religious Life
Nineteenth and TwentiethCentury Developments in Jainism
Major Texts of the Shvetambara Agama
Bibliography
8
Ancient Buddhism
Southern Buddhism
Eastern Buddhism
Northern Buddhism
The Nature of Northern Buddhism
Recent History
Notes
Bibliography
9
The Basic Assumptions of the Chinese Religious System
Characteristic Practices of Chinese Religion
The Mystic Tradition in China
Religion in Modem China
Notes
Bibliography
10
Religious Traditions in Japanese History
Religious Leaders and their Teachings
The Religious Population of Contemporary Japan
Post1945 Developments
Developments since the Early 1980s
Note
Bibliography
11
The Sources on Native North American Cultures and Religions
Northwest Coast Cultures
Eastern Woodland Cultures
Plains Cultures
Southwest Cultures
Revitalization and Modern Native American Philosophy
Intercultural Dynamics
Bibliography
12
Indonesia
Australia
Melanesia
Polynesia
Bibliography
13
The Teachings of African Religions
African Religion Practices
Popular Manifestations of African Religion
15
Beginnings
The Families of Alternative Religions
Opposition to Alternative Religions
The New Religious Situation
Bibliography
16
Teachings
Practices
Distribution
Conclusion
Bibliography
Part II
Conceptual Clarifications
Historical Overview
Women in World Religions
Specific Studies
Specific Themes
Current Debates
Bibliography
18
What is Spirituality?
Spiritual Ideals and Teachings
Sources for the Study of Spirituality
Contemporary Perspectives on Spirituality
Bibliography
19
Bibliography
20
African Religions
African Diaspora Religion and the United States of America
African Diaspora Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean
African Diaspora Religion in Britain
Bibliography
21
The Main Religious Groups
Conclusion
Bibliography
22
Religion and Migration
The History of the Religions of South Asians in Britain
The Religions in the 1990s
Emerging Trends in the Reproduction of the Religions of South Asians in Britain
Bibliography
23
History
Sikhs in Canada
Hindus in Canada
Muslims in Canada
Other South Asian Religious Groups
Conclusion
24
The Religions
Transnational Families and Religions
Conclusion
Bibliography
25
Factors for Charge and Continuity in Diaspora Religion
The Maturation of Diaspora Religions and some Areas for Research
The National Characteristics of the South Asian Diasporas
The Experiences of the different Religions
Conclusion
Bibliography
Part III
The Decline of Cultural Christianity or British Protestantism
Declining Religious Participation
Inclusion vs Exclusion
Spiritual Aspects of Indigenous Reconciliation
Religion in Public Discourse
Bibliography
27
Census Results 2001
Conclusion
Bibliography
28
Organic and Bureaucratic Developments
The Christian Churches and Other Religions
InterFaith Developments
The Millennium Dome and the Faith Zone
The 2001 Census
Discrimination Equality Human Rights
Complementarity and Conflict
911 and 77
Religion State and Society in the Future UK
Notes
29
Bibliography
General Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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John R Hinnells is Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Derby. He has edited Who's Who of Religions and The Penguin Dictionary of Religions for Penguin. He lives in Derby.

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