World Religions

Posted on November 1, 2016

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    12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

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    B791m
    2016

    12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

    Boyett, Jason

    For billions of people, religion is important. The tenets of a belief system can provide a life's purpose, explain the surrounding world, and turn death from something to be feared into a concept that may be comofrting. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior, and delivers justce when those boundaries are overstepped. Studies have shown even children maintain a natural intuitiveness about the origins of the world, sometimes viewing it as the product of a "supreme designer." In a way, it can be said that humans are born belivers. Whether religion is a part of your life, or not, this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand reference book will help you glean knowledge of our world's major twelve religions, form their origins to the present day. In the beginning: Explore the belief systems of the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and the ancient Nordic people. Though now considered mythology, the beliefs of these groups were at one time legitimate religions and traditions, taken very seriously by the ancients. Why twelve? Organized by the numbers, not by popularity, "12 Major World Religions" includes explorations of belief systems that fall outside the scope of "The Big 7," with detailed discussions of Baha'i, Jainism, Shinto, and more. Common constructs: Take a close and unbiased look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been or are currently misunderstood.

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    Episcopal questions: episcopal answers

    283.73
    M345e
    2016

    Episcopal questions: episcopal answers

    Markham, Ian S. & Roberstson, C.K.

    Everybody enjoys a simple Q&A: it provides a quick, easy, and non-threatening way to learn--perfect for today's busy lifestyle. Yet, with regard to "Episcopal Questions: Episcopal Answers," it's also dealing with the most central and binding elements of the faith. This accessible Q&A introduction to The Episcopal Church is expressly written for general inquiries, use with new members, as a confirmation resource, and in youth and adult study groups. It is written by two prolific authors and established and well-recognized church leaders. Sample questions include: What do Episcopalians believe about the Bible? Why do Episcopalians practice infant baptism? Why does God permit evil and suffering? Why is the Prayer Book so important to Episcopalians? What is the relationship between the Prayer Book and the Bible? What is the Anglican Communion? How did The Episcopal Church come to be? How are decisions made in The Episcopal Church?

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    Jainism at a glance: a religion of non-violence

    294.4
    J11j
    2016

    Jainism at a glance: a religion of non-violence

    Jain, Subhash Ch.

    The book traces the antiquity of Jainism, delineates its basic principles, and explains its significant aspects such the nature of the soul, doctrine of Karma, the concept of god, and the salvation path. The book is directed at the younger generation of Jains born and raised outside of India, and highlights the Jain way of living happily. It examines Jainism in the broader context of Indian history and culture.

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    Juche: the kim dynasty & North Korea's cult of personality

    299.5
    J61j
    2016

    Juche: the kim dynasty & North Korea's cult of personality

    Ji-Hoon, Ryu

    The Kim dynasty is a three-generation lineage of North Korean leadership descending from the country's first leader, Kim Il-sng, in 1948. Kim came to rule the North after the end of Japanese control in 1945 split the region. He began the Korean War in 1950 to reunify the region. Kim developed a cult of personality closely tied to their state philosophy of Juche, which was passed on to his successors: his son Kim Jong-il and grandson Kim Jong-un. Unlike governance in all other Communist countries, North Korea's governance is comparable to a royal family. While other countries have had cults of personality to various degrees (such as Joseph Stalin's in the Soviet Union), the pervasiveness and extreme nature of North Korea's personality cult surpasses that of Stalin's or Mao Zedong's. The cult is also marked by the intensity of the people's feelings and devotion to their leaders.

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    North Korea's juche myth

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    M996n
    2016

    North Korea's juche myth

    Myers, B.R.

    For decades the Juche myth has gulled foreign observers into believing htat North Korean nationalism, radical though it may be, has no designs on the rest of hte peninsula--that the republic's main goal is to become the hwole unto itself. Relentless, mass-impoverishing armament, recurring attacks on South Korea, official talk of a "holy war" of unification: all this behavior, we are told, is but the regime's convoluted, counter-productive way of asking to be left in self-contained peace. The fallacy in question is more than just an example of academic groupthink. It induces so gross a misunderstanding of America's first far-right nuclear adversary as to be downright dangerous.

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    Sikhism: a very short introduction

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    N458s
    2016

    Sikhism: a very short introduction

    Nesbitt, Eleanor

    An adroid analysis of an interaction between ideology and cultural environment in the making of modern Sikhism, including an examination of gender, caste, diaspora, Sikh identity and contemporary issues confronting the Sikh Panth throughout the world..."Sikhism" is a truly magisterial work, breathtaking in scope, meticulousness and analytical power.

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    The unitarian universalist pocket guide

    289.1
    M828u
    2016

    The unitarian universalist pocket guide

    Morales, Peter

    "The Unitarian Universalist Pocket GUide" answers the questions most frequently asked abot Unitarian Universalism. Covering ministry, worhsip, religious education, social justice, theology, and history, these engaging essays from leaders in the faith provide one of the most complete introductions to Unitarian Universalism available.

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