Testbank for Religions of Asia Today (1st Edition) by John L. Esposito

By: John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis
ISBN-10: 019537360X
/ ISBN-13: 9780195373608

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Authors: John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis
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Table of content:

1. Introduction
Globalization: World Religions in Everyone’s Hometown
Understanding Religious Experience and Its Expressions
The Great Transition: From Tribal Life to Urban Life and the Emergence of World Religions
The Great Religious Stories of the World
Modernization in Global Perspective
Modern Colonialism, the Socialist Challenge, and the End of Modernity
Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
Conclusion: We Are All Heretics in the Postmodern Situation
2. Indigenous Religions
I. Origins of Homo Religiosus: Prehistory
II. Indigenous Religious Traditions: Soul Belief and Afterlife
III. Indigenous Religions Today
3. Hinduism
Encountering Modernity: Hindu Challenges to India as a Secular State
Premodern Hinduism: The Formative Era
Premodern Hinduism: The Classical Era (180 BCE-900 CE)
Premodern Hinduism: The Postclassical Era (900 CE-1500 CE)
Hinduism and Modernity
Hinduism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
Hindu Festival Practice
The Religious Institutions of Contemporary Hinduism
4. Buddhism: Ways to Nirvana
Encounter with Modernity: Socially Engaged Buddhism
Premodern Buddhism: The Formative Era
Premodern Buddhism: The Classical Era
The Core Doctrines
Premodern Buddhism: Buddhist Expansion
Buddhism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
5. East Asian Religions: Traditions of Human Cultivation and Natural Harmony
Encounter with Modernity: Postcolonial Confucian
East Asian Religions in the Premodern Era
East Asian Religions in the Early Modern Era
East Asian Religions and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial World
6. Islam in Asia
The Dawn of Islam in Asia
The Islamic Tradition
The Challenge of European Colonialism
7. Globalization: From New to New Age Religions
New Religions
New Age Religions
Religious Postmodernism and Global Ethics, Glossary
Art Credits

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