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Test Bank Living Religions (9th Edition) by Mary Pat Fisher

By: Mary Pat Fisher
ISBN-10: 0205956408
/ ISBN-13: 9780205956401

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Table of contents:

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents
2) Full Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Religious Responses
Chapter 2: Indigenous Sacred Ways
Chapter 3: Hinduism
Chapter 4: Jainism
Chapter 5: Buddhism
Chapter 6: Daoism and Confucianism
Chapter 7: Shinto
Special Section: Zoroastrianism
Chapter 8: Judaism
Chapter 9: Christianity
Chapter 10: Islam
Chapter 11: Sikhism
Chapter 12: New Religious Movements
Chapter 13: Religion in the Twenty-first Century
FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Religious Responses
Attempts to define religion
Why are there religions?
Understandings of Sacred Reality
Ritual, symbol, and myth
Absolutist and liberal responses to modernity
The encounter between science and religion
Women in religions
Negative aspects of organized religions
Lenses for studying religions
Chapter 2: Indigenous Sacred Ways
Understanding indigenous sacred ways
Cultural diversity
The circle of right relationships
Spiritual specialists
Group observances
Globalization
Development issues
Chapter 3: Hinduism
Philosophical and metaphysical origins
Major philosophical systems
Religious foundations and theistic paths
The Hindu way of life
Hinduism in the modern world
Chapter 4: Jainism
The Tirthankaras and ascetic orders
Freeing the soul: the ethical pillars
Spiritual practices
World Jainism
Chapter 5: Buddhism
The life and legend of the Buddha
The Dharma
Branches of Buddhism
Buddhism in the West
Socially engaged Buddhism
Chapter 6: Daoism and Confucianism
Ancient traditions
Daoism – the way of nature and immorality
Confucianism – the practice of the virtue
Chapter 7: Shinto
The roots of “Shinto”
Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian influences
State Shinto
“Sect Shinto”
Shinto today
Zoroastrianism
Chapter 8: Judaism
A history of the Jewish people
Torah
Sacred practices
Holy days
Contemporary Judaism
Chapter 9: Christianity
Historical evidence
Evidence of the Bible
The life and teachings of Jesus
The early Church
Church administration
Intellectual revival and monasticism
Medieval mysticism
The Protestant Reformation
The Roman Catholic Reformation
Liberal trends
The Second Vatican Council
The Orthodox world today
Central beliefs in contemporary Christianity
Sacred practices
Contemporary trends
Chapter 10: Islam
Pre-Islamic Arabia
The Prophet Muhammad
The Qur’an
The central teachings
The Five Pillars
Sunni and Shi’a
Sufism
The spread of Islam
Relationships with the West
Muslim resurgence
Chapter 11: Sikhism
Guru Nanak
The succession of Gurus
Central beliefs
Sacred practices
Sikhism today
Chapter 12: New Religious Movements
Social context for new religious movements
Charismatic leadership
Offshoots of older religions
Combinations of older religions
Universalism
Social trends
Opposition to new religious movements
Will new religious movements last?
Chapter 13: Religion in the Twenty-first Century
Globalization
Secularism
Religious pluralism
Religion in politics
Interfaith movement
Religion and social issues
Religion and materialism
Religion and the future of humanity

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