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Pocket Guide to World Religions (Ivp Pocket Reference Series)

Winfried Corduan

Pocket Guide to World Religions (Ivp Pocket Reference Series)

Winfried Corduan

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Have you ever wondered . . .what the red dot on an Indian woman's forehead means?whether all Buddhist monks practice martial arts?if the Emperor of Japan is still considered a god?Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to basic questions about the world's varied religions. In short, incisive chapters, Winfried Corduan introduces readers to twelve of the world's major religions, including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto and Sikhism. For each, he offers brief descriptions of its name, numbers and distribution, key symbols, history, Scriptures, major beliefs, subgroups, worship practices, home practices, clothing, diet and calendar. Also included are even briefer descriptions of sixteen new religious movements and traditional or tribal religions.This book is for students, pastors and other busy people who want the quick, bare-facts scoop on current religions.

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Have you ever wondered . . .what the red dot on an Indian woman's forehead means?whether all Buddhist monks practice martial arts?if the Emperor of Japan is still considered a god?Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to basic questions about the world's varied religions. In short, incisive chapters, Winfried Corduan introduces readers to twelve of the world's major religions, including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto and Sikhism. For each, he offers brief descriptions of its name, numbers and distribution, key symbols, history, Scriptures, major beliefs, subgroups, worship practices, home practices, clothing, diet and calendar. Also included are even briefer descriptions of sixteen new religious movements and traditional or tribal religions.This book is for students, pastors and other busy people who want the quick, bare-facts scoop on current religions.
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Meet the Author

Winfried Corduan

Winfried Corduan (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor emeriWinfried Corduan (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at Taylor University, Upland,tus of philosophy and religion at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana. He has led many undergraduate tours focusing on th Indiana. He has led many undergraduate tours focusing on the lived religious traditions of various parts of the world. e lived religious traditions of various parts of the world. He is the author of several books, including Handmaid to TheHe is the author of several books, including Handmaid to TheC

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Baha'i
  • 3. Buddhism
  • 4. Christianity
  • 5. Confucianism
  • 6. Daoism
  • 7. Hinduism
  • 8. Islam
  • 9. Jainism
  • 10. Judaism
  • 11. New Religions
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  • Ahmadiyya Islam
  • Cao Dai
  • Christian Science
  • Falun Gong
  • Iskcon (hare Krishna)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Juce
  • Mormonism
  • Nation Of Islam
  • Rastafarianism
  • Scientology
  • Soka Gakkai
  • Tenrikyo
  • Unification Church
  • Wahhabite Islam
  • Wicca
  • Parsiism (zoroastrianism)
  • Shinto
  • Sikhism
  • Traditional And Tribal Religions
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