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Charts of World Religions

H Wayne House

Charts of World Religions

H Wayne House

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Charts of World Religions provides an invaluable resource for students and anyone interested in understanding today's complex religious mosaic. It allows quick comparison and contrast of numerous religions. In clear, easy-to-understand charts, this book provides vital information on such topics as the origins of different religions, the nature of deity or ultimate spiritual reality, the source of spiritual truth, the nature of the human predicament, and the nature of salvation/enlightenment/liberation. Similarities and differences between various beliefs are brought out, and subdivisions of broad categories, such as various branches of Christianity and Islam, are detailed.More than ninety charts appear in six major sections: -Prolegomena to World Religions -Comparison of World Religions -Ancient Mediterranean Religions oEgyptian pantheon, Graeco-Roman deities, and more-Western Religions oJudaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha'i, and Secular Humanism-Eastern Religions oHinduism, Buddhism,

- Publisher Charts of World Religions Copyright 2006 by H. Wayne House Requests for information should be addressed to: Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data House, H. Wayne. Charts of world religions / H. Wayne House. p. cm. (ZondervanCharts) Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: This collection of charts shows what the major religions of the world have in common and how they differ in terms of beliefs, practices, and understanding of human nature and the supernatural - Provided by publisher. ISBN-13: 978-0-310-20495-4 (softcover) ISBN-10: 0-310-20495-X (softcover) 1. Religions - Charts, diagrams, etc. I. Title. II. Series. BL82.H68 2005 200'.22'3 - dc22 2005016025 All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Version. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. The website addresses recommended in this book are offered as a resource to you. These websites are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement on the part of Zondervan, nor do we vouch for their content for the life of this book. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other-except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher except as follows: Individuals may make a single copy (or single transparency) of a chart from this book for purposes of private study, scholarship, research, or classroom use only. Teachers may make multiple copies of a chart from this book for classroom use only, not to exceed one copy per student in class. Interior design by Angela Eberlein Printed in the United States of America 06 07 08 09 10 11 - 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 We want to hear from you. Please send your comments about this book to us in care of zreview@zondervan.com. Thank you. Part 1 Prolegomena to World Religions Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) "The essence of religion consists in the feeling of absolute dependence." James Martineau (1805-1900) "Religion is the belief in ... a Divine mind and will ruling the universe and holding moral relations with mankind." C. P. Tiele (1830-1902) "Religion is ... that pure and reverential disposition or frame of mind which we call piety." F. H. Bradley (1846-1924) "Religion is ... the attempt to express the complete reality of goodness through every aspect of our being." James Frazier (1854-1941) "[Religion is] ... a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man." Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) "[Religion is] ... a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, ... which unite into one single moral community." Rudolf Otto (1869-1937) "Religion is that which grows out of, and gives expression to, experience of the holy in its various aspects." Paul Tillich (1886-1965) "Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of the meaning of our life." J. Milton Yinger (1916- ) "Religion is a system of beliefs and practices by means of which a group of people struggle with the ultimate problem of human life." John Hick (1922- ) "Religion constitutes our varied human response to transcendent Reality." Ninian Smart (1927-2001) Six characteristics or dimensions of religion: "the ritual, the mythological, the doctrinal, the ethical, the social, and the experiential." Peter Berger (1929- ) "[Religion i

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Charts of World Religions provides an invaluable resource for students and anyone interested in understanding today's complex religious mosaic. It allows quick comparison and contrast of numerous religions. In clear, easy-to-understand charts, this book provides vital information on such topics as the origins of different religions, the nature of deity or ultimate spiritual reality, the source of spiritual truth, the nature of the human predicament, and the nature of salvation/enlightenment/liberation. Similarities and differences between various beliefs are brought out, and subdivisions of broad categories, such as various branches of Christianity and Islam, are detailed.More than ninety charts appear in six major sections: -Prolegomena to World Religions -Comparison of World Religions -Ancient Mediterranean Religions oEgyptian pantheon, Graeco-Roman deities, and more-Western Religions oJudaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha'i, and Secular Humanism-Eastern Religions oHinduism, Buddhism,
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Charts of World Religions Copyright 2006 by H. Wayne House Requests for information should be addressed to: Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data House, H. Wayne. Charts of world religions / H. Wayne House. p. cm. (ZondervanCharts) Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: This collection of charts shows what the major religions of the world have in common and how they differ in terms of beliefs, practices, and understanding of human nature and the supernatural - Provided by publisher. ISBN-13: 978-0-310-20495-4 (softcover) ISBN-10: 0-310-20495-X (softcover) 1. Religions - Charts, diagrams, etc. I. Title. II. Series. BL82.H68 2005 200'.22'3 - dc22 2005016025 All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Version. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. The website addresses recommended in this book are offered as a resource to you. These websites are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement on the part of Zondervan, nor do we vouch for their content for the life of this book. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other-except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher except as follows: Individuals may make a single copy (or single transparency) of a chart from this book for purposes of private study, scholarship, research, or classroom use only. Teachers may make multiple copies of a chart from this book for classroom use only, not to exceed one copy per student in class. Interior design by Angela Eberlein Printed in the United States of America 06 07 08 09 10 11 - 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 We want to hear from you. Please send your comments about this book to us in care of zreview@zondervan.com. Thank you. Part 1 Prolegomena to World Religions Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) "The essence of religion consists in the feeling of absolute dependence." James Martineau (1805-1900) "Religion is the belief in ... a Divine mind and will ruling the universe and holding moral relations with mankind." C. P. Tiele (1830-1902) "Religion is ... that pure and reverential disposition or frame of mind which we call piety." F. H. Bradley (1846-1924) "Religion is ... the attempt to express the complete reality of goodness through every aspect of our being." James Frazier (1854-1941) "[Religion is] ... a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man." Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) "[Religion is] ... a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, ... which unite into one single moral community." Rudolf Otto (1869-1937) "Religion is that which grows out of, and gives expression to, experience of the holy in its various aspects." Paul Tillich (1886-1965) "Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of the meaning of our life." J. Milton Yinger (1916- ) "Religion is a system of beliefs and practices by means of which a group of people struggle with the ultimate problem of human life." John Hick (1922- ) "Religion constitutes our varied human response to transcendent Reality." Ninian Smart (1927-2001) Six characteristics or dimensions of religion: "the ritual, the mythological, the doctrinal, the ethical, the social, and the experiential." Peter Berger (1929- ) "[Religion i
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Meet the Author

H Wayne House

H. Wayne House (Th.D., Concordia Theological Seminary, JD., Regent University) is distinguished professor of biblical studies and apologetics at Faith Seminary, Tacoma, Washington, and a professor of law at Tinity Law School, Trinity International University. He is the author of numerous books, including Charts of Cults, Sects, and Religious Movements, and Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine. Dr. House is past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He and his wife Leta reside in Silverton, Oregon.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface 11
  • Acknowledgments 13
  • Part 1. Prolegomena To World Religions
  • 1. What Is Religion?
  • 2. Four Functional Modes Of Religion
  • 3. Three Basic Views On Faith And Reason
  • 4. Terms Relating To Religion
  • 5. Six Dimensions Of Religion
  • 6. Do All Religions Lead To God?
  • 7. Comparison Of Foundational Religious Worldviews
  • Part 2. Comparison Of World Religions
  • 8. Major World Religions In Order Of Founding
  • 9. Comparison Of Beliefs Among Religions
  • 10. Holy Books Of World Religions
  • Part 3. Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • 11. Religions Of The Ancient Mediterranean World
  • 12. Ancient Near Eastern Deities (excluding Egypt)
  • 13. Egyptian Paganism
  • 14. Gods Of The Egyptian Pantheon
  • 15. Greek Paganism
  • 16. Roman Paganism
  • 17. Graeco-roman Deities
  • Part 4. Western Religions
  • 18. Historical Relationships Of Western Religions
  • 19. Comparison Of Western Religions
  • Judaism
  • 20. Timeline Of Judaism
  • 21. Judaism
  • 22. Comparison Of Beliefs Within Judaism
  • 23. Orthodox Judaism
  • 24. Conservative Judaism
  • 25. Reform Judaism
  • 26. Hasidic Judaism
  • 27. Jewish Scriptures According To Rabbinic Tradition
  • 28. Jewish Holy Days
  • 29. The Jewish Calendar
  • 30. The Jewish Covenants
  • Christianity
  • 31. Timeline Of Christianity
  • 32. Christianity
  • 33. Comparison Of Beliefs Within Christianity
  • 34. Roman Catholicism
  • 35. Eastern Orthodoxy
  • 36. Liberal Protestantism
  • 37. Evangelical Protestantism
  • 38. Fundamentalist Protestantism
  • 39. Pentecostal-charismatic Protestantism
  • 40. Christian Creeds And Councils
  • 41. Christian Holy Days
  • 42. Christian Scriptures
  • Islam
  • 43. Timeline Of Islam
  • 44. Islam
  • 45. Comparison Of Beliefs Within Islam
  • 46. Sunni Islam
  • 47. Shi'ite Islam
  • 48. Sufi Islam
  • 49. Nation Of Islam
  • 50. Islamic Calendar And Holy Days
  • Baha'i
  • 51. Timeline Of Baha'i
  • 52. Baha'i
  • Secular Humanism
  • 53. Timeline Of Secular Humanism
  • 54. Secular Humanism
  • Part 5. Eastern Religions
  • 55. Historical Relationships Of Eastern Religions
  • 56. Comparison Of Eastern Religions
  • Hinduism
  • 57. Timeline Of Hinduism
  • 58. Hinduism
  • 59. Comparison Of Beliefs Within Hinduism
  • 60. Brahmanism
  • 61. Advaita Vedanta
  • 62. Bhakti
  • 63. Self-realization Fellowship, Appendix On Transcendental Meditation
  • 64. Ananda Marga Yoga Society
  • 65. Hare Krishna (iskcon)
  • Buddhism
  • 66. Timeline Of Buddhism
  • 67. Buddhism
  • 68. Comparison Of Beliefs Within Buddhism
  • 69. Mahayana Buddhism, Appendix On Pure Land Buddhism
  • 70. Theravada Buddhism
  • 71. Vajrayana Buddhism
  • 72. Zen Buddhism
  • 73. Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism
  • Taoism
  • 74. Timeline Of Taoism
  • 75. Taoism, Appendix On Religious Taoism
  • Jainism
  • 76. Timeline Of Jainism
  • 77. Jainism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • 78. Timeline Of Zoroastrianism
  • 79. Zoroastrianism
  • Shintoism
  • 80. Timeline Of Shinto
  • 81. Shinto
  • Confucianism
  • 82. Timeline Of Confucianism
  • 83. Confucianism
  • Sikhism
  • 84. Timeline Of Sikhism
  • 85. Sikhism
  • Part 6. Indigenous Religions
  • 86. Historical Relationships Of Indigenous Religions
  • 87. Comparison Of Indigenous Religions
  • African
  • 88. Timeline Of African Traditional Religion
  • 89. African Traditional Religion
  • Caribbean
  • 90. Caribbean Religions
  • 91. Comparison Of Caribbean Religions
  • 92. Timeline Of Rastafari
  • 93. Rastafari
  • 94. Timeline Of Santeria And Palo Mayombe
  • 95. Santeria, Appendix On Palo Mayombe
  • 96. Timeline Of Umbanda And Candomble
  • 97. Umbanda, Appendix On Candomble
  • 98. Timeline Of Voudon (voodoo)
  • 99. Voudon (voodoo)
  • Native American
  • 100. Timeline Of Native American Religion
  • 101. Native American Religion
  • Glossary 316
  • Sources 322
  • Recommended Reading List 336

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Charts of World Religions Part 1 Prolegomena to World Religions Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768--1834) 'The essence of religion consists in the feeling of absolute dependence.' James Martineau (1805--1900) 'Religion is the belief in ... a Divine mind and will ruling the universe and holding moral relations with mankind.' C. P. Tiele (1830--1902) 'Religion is ... that pure and reverential disposition or frame of mind which we call piety.' F. H. Bradley (1846--1924) 'Religion is ... the attempt to express the complete reality of goodness through every aspect of our being.' James Frazier (1854--1941) '[Religion is] ... a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man.' Emile Durkheim (1858--1917) '[Religion is] ... a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, ... which unite into one single moral community.' Rudolf Otto (1869--1937) 'Religion is that which grows out of, and gives expression to, experience of the holy in its various aspects.' Paul Tillich (1886--1965) 'Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of the meaning of our life.' J. Milton Yinger (1916-- ) 'Religion is a system of beliefs and practices by means of which a group of people struggle with the ultimate problem of human life.' John Hick (1922-- ) 'Religion constitutes our varied human response to transcendent Reality.' Ninian Smart (1927--2001) Six characteristics or dimensions of religion: 'the ritual, the mythological, the doctrinal, the ethical, the social, and the experiential.' Peter Berger (1929-- ) '[Religion is] ... the establishment through human activity of an allembracing sacred order, that is, of a sacred cosmos that will be capable of maintaining itself in the ever-present face of chaos.' James C. Livingston (1930-- ) 'Religion is that system of activities and beliefs directed toward that which is perceived to be of sacred value and transforming power.' Roy A. Clouser (1937-- ) 'A religious belief is any belief in something or other as divine. 'Divine' means having the status of not depending on anything else.' Roland Robertson (1938-- ) '[Religion pertains] to a distinction between an empirical and a superempirical, transcendent reality: the affairs of the empirical being subordinated in significance to the non-empirical.' What Is Religion? Chart 1 Existential Faith and religious experience Intellectual Formal statements of belief (a religion's central beliefs or truth claims) Institutional Organizations advocating and transmitting beliefs Ethical Teachings and beliefs that relate to moral conduct Four Functional Modes of Religion Strong Rationalism In order for a religious belief system to be properly and rationally accepted, conclusive evidence must be provided that proves the belief system in question to be true. Fideism (Faith-ism) Religious belief systems cannot (or ought not) be subjected to rational evaluation. Critical Rationalism Religious belief systems can and should be rationally criticized and evaluated, even though conclusive proof of such systems is impossible. Three Basic Views on Faith and Reason Belief A statement that is taken to be true; a truth claim. Experience An event one lives through (either as a participant or as an observer) and about which one is conscious or aware. Such events are not merely emotional states; rather, they involve concepts and beliefs about the Being or Reality that is experienced. Religious Statement A truth claim about God or Ultimate Reality and his or its relationship to the world. Miracle An event that is (1) contrary to ordinary human experience, and (2) the result of divine activity. On one view, this divine activity 'breaks,' 'suspends,' or 'counteracts via a supernatural force' the laws of nature. On another, this divine activity causes occurrences that do not conform to the way in which reality is normally experienced. Terms Relating to Religion Charts 2, 3, 4 Experiential Personal spiritual experiences Ritual Sacred activities expressed in worship, sacrifice, and other formalized practices Myth Stories that encapsulate fundamental beliefs of a group Social Institutional forms of religion Ethics Moral codes and guides to behavior Doctrine Systematization of beliefs Six Dimensions of Religion Position Viewpoint Advocates1 Religious Exclusivism There are elements of truth in other religions, but only one religion is comprehensively and fundamentally true. One religion alone provides the way of salvation. Old Testament Judaism Historic Christianity Orthodox Islam Religious Inclusivism God might reveal himself and acts graciously in various ways and in diverse places. At the same time, it is affirmed that religious claims are either objectively true or objectively false. Conservative Judaism Post-Vatican II Roman Catholicism Modern Hindism (Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan)2 Religious Pluralism There are many valid religions and life-transforming religious experiences. Different religions embody varying responses to the same divine reality. Most religions can successfully facilitate salvation, liberation, or self-fulfillment. Liberal Protestantism John Hick3 Vajrayana Buddhism Do All Religions Lead to God? 1 The list of advocates is only representative, not complete. 2 Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan (1888--1975) was a professor at Oxford University who later became the second president of India. 3 Dr. John Hick (1922-- ) is a philosopher of religion and theology, who taught at Claremont Graduate University in California and at the University of Birmingham in England.

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  • Catalogue Code 235316
  • Product Code 031020495X
  • EAN 9780310204954
  • UPC 025986204952
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Reference
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Feb 2006
  • Sales Rank #18046
  • Dimensions 279 x 215 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.798kg

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