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Hindu Primary Sources

Author : Carl Olson
ISBN : 9780813540702
Genre : Literary Collections
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Bringing together texts from a variety of sectarian traditions, this reader provides the broadest selection of primary source Hindu literature available to date. The volume is divided into two major parts. The first section presents selections that explore major themes in classical Sanskrit traditions, including those in the Vedic, Upanis?adic, and Dharma literatures, as well as the classical philosophical-religious schools. The second part includes selections that highlight the sectarian and devotional movements related to major deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, Rama, Sant, Tantra, and the goddess figures. In addition to a general introductory chapter on Indian literature, each major section is introduced by an essay that places the selections within the context of Hindu history. This comprehensive reader stands on its own as an indispensable anthology of original textual sources for courses in Hinduism, while also serving as a companion volume to the text The Many Colors of Hinduism: A Thematic-Historical Introduction.
Category: Literary Collections

Primary Source Readings In World Religions

Author : Jeffrey Brodd
ISBN : 9780884898474
Genre : Religion
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Primary Source Readings in World Religions provides your students with the opportunity to read foundational texts from the major world religions. Through understanding other religions we can create an atmosphere of genuine respect and honest discussion. In doing this we can respond to the invitation Pope Benedict XVI extended to all of us when he said, "I encourage all religious groups in America to persevere in their collaboration and thus enrich public life with the spiritual values that motivate your action in the world" (from Benedict XVI; Meeting with Representatives of Other Religions.) In Primary Source Readings in World Religions you will find portions of the foundational texts and teachings of a wide variety of world religions, including Islam, Shinto, Confucianism, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Buddhism.>
Category: Religion

Leader S Guide For Primary Source Readings In World Religions

Author : Patrick Tiernan
ISBN : 9780884898276
Genre : Religion
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Studying world religions is an intellectual challenge coupled with an emotional endeavor to grow in sensitivity to the mystery of human nature. Teaching world religions requires an openness to new languages, cultures and beliefs. By exploring the history of dialogue, students can begin to appreciate the unique contributions of each tradition without forgoing their own. Primary Source Readings in World Religionsintroduces your students to foundational texts of many of the world's main religions. This leader's guide brings you the expertise of a veteran world religions teacher who not only provides helpful insight into the readings but also lends the wisdom gained from years of guiding young people in deepening their understanding of different faith traditions. The leader's guideprovides you with continuity and variety. Each chapter includes these elements: summaries of the primary source readings from the student book an activity to help you guide students through each of the readings additional activities to further explore the issues suggestions for prayer related to the chapter topic action ideas related to the chapter topic
Category: Religion

Historical Dictionary Of Hinduism

Author : Jeffery D. Long
ISBN : 9780810879607
Genre : Religion
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The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism relates the history of Hinduism through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross referenced dictionary entries on Hindu terminology, names of major historical figures and movements, gods and goddesses, prominent temples, terms for items used in Hindu practice, major texts, philosophical concepts, and more. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hinduism.
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Hindu Dharma A Teaching Guide

Author : Kamlesh Kapur
ISBN : 9781483645575
Genre : Religion
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This book builds an overarching view of the essential elements, themes, and teachings of the world's oldest surviving faith tradition Hinduism. Each theme is divided in easy to follow lessons. Highly philosophic content of Vedic chants is made simple enough for students as young as 5. For in-depth study, several appendices guide students into scholarly understanding of complex philosophic ideas such as the nature of reality, the nature of the mind, and the cosmic laws enshrined in the Vedic and post-Vedic texts. As a teacher with 20+ years of experience, the author presents ancient wisdom in simple language. Many books have been written about Hinduism, many of them incomplete and confusing. This book will appeal to those seeking an easy to read, logical approach to both understanding and teaching Hinduism. The book will be useful to parents, grandparents, teachers and students alike.
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I M A Hindu And I M A Swaminarayan

Author : Gabriele Reifenrath
ISBN : 363160839X
Genre : Religion
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Diese Studie beschaftigt sich mit der zunehmenden Bedeutung angestammter Religionen fur Migranten und Diaspora-Angehorige am Beispiel von Frauen des Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha in Grossbritannien. Anhand biographischer Interviews werden individuelle Beweggrunde solcher Ruckbesinnungsprozesse und Aneignungsstrategien untersucht. Dabei zeigt sich, dass personliche Erfahrungsaufschichtungen und konkrete Lebensfragen der Anlass fur eine (erneute) Selbstzuordnung zu der eigenen religios-kulturellen Gemeinschaft sind. Diese bietet emotionale Sicherheit und Sinnorientierungen. Wahrend kollektive Deutungsmuster dabei zum Teil ubernommen werden, entwickeln die Frauen bei Handlungsmustern individuelle Anpassungsstrategien an das soziale Umfeld. Von Bedeutung sind jedoch auch die symbolische Reprasentation in Form des prestigetrachtigen Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London und die modernitatsformige Organisation dieser hinduistischen Religionsgemeinschaft."
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Children And Childhood In World Religions

Author : Don S. Browning
ISBN : 9780813548425
Genre : Religion
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While children figure prominently in religious traditions, few books have directly explored the complex relationships between children and religion. This is the first book to examine the theme of children in major religions of the world. Each of six chapters, edited by world-class scholars, focuses on one religious tradition and includes an introduction and a selection of primary texts ranging from legal to liturgical and from the ancient to the contemporary. Through both the scholarly introductions and the primary sources, this comprehensive volume addresses a range of topics, from the sanctity of birth to a child's relationship to evil, showing that issues regarding children are central to understanding world religions and raising significant questions about our own conceptions of children today.
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Historical Dictionary Of Buddhism

Author : Carl Olson
ISBN : 9780810857711
Genre : Religion
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In the early 21st century, Buddhism has become ubiquitous in America and other western nations, moving beyond the original bodhi tree in India to become a major global religion. During its journey westward, it has changed, adapted to new cultures, and offered spiritual help to many people looking for answers to the problems of life. It is being studied in institutions of higher education, being practice by many people, and having its literature translated and published. The Historical Dictionary of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries.
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Comparative Ethics In Hindu And Buddhist Traditions

Author : Roderick Hindery
ISBN : 8120808665
Genre : Social Science
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The exploratory volume in the new field of comparative ethics serves the diverse goals of groups variously interested in International law and morality, in comparative religious ethical ideals, or simply in cross-cultural literature and drama. The author draws moral ideals from primary Hindu sources--popular and formal, literary and spiritual. The same method is applied for Buddhist moral texts. Introducing method in comparative ethics with a synopsis of Hindu mystical tradition, the author diiscusses in detail ethics in the Rgveda, Upaniisads, Laws of Manu, Ramayana, Gita, other popular classics, poetry, drama, philosophers, and reformers. After summarizing pluralism in Hindu ethiics, the author sketches ethical thought in Mahayana Buddhiist texts. The book contains elaborate notes, two appendices, critical textual matter, a diagram of topical parallels, a bibliography, and an index.
Category: Social Science

Sacred Sound

Author : Guy L. Beck
ISBN : 9780889204218
Genre : Music
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Explores religion through music, covering 6 of the world's major world religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. This book is accompanied by a CD of forty excerpts of music and chant.
Category: Music