By G. Edward Lundin, Anne H. Lundin
Twelve specialists tackle modern spiritual matters and literature during this attention-grabbing crew of bibliographic essays that reduce throughout religion and denominational barriers. the result's an enlightening evaluate of equipped faith and spirituality this day. subject matters contain the African American Church, ecology and non secular accountability, spirituality and getting older, fiction for the devoted, feminism and theology, Judaism, Islam, Latin American liberation theology, constructing a church library, and global religions. Designed for assortment improvement librarians, pastors, rabbis, and spiritual research workforce leaders, this assortment bargains an creation to every topic lined and lists assets for extra research.
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Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Collins, Mississippi for their prayers, love, and encouragement. I have experienced the Household of God in their fellowship and their love has sustained me. I will be eternally grateful. , for his encouragement and support. His vision for the Church and for the People of God is expansive and inclusive. " I have attempted to build on his spirit of ecumenism in this book. Additionally, I am indebted to the administrators of the University of Southern Mississippi for encouraging me in my research and writing over the course of this volume's completion.
Box 6633 Englewood, CO 80155-6633 1-800-237-6124 Project Editor: Kevin W. Perizzolo Copy Editor: Tama J. Serfoss Proofreader: Jason Cook Interior Design and Layout: Pamela J. Lundin [editors]. 17x25 cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. , 1944- . 291dc20 95-24234 CIP Page v CONTENTS Foreword xiii Preface xv Acknowledgments xix An Introduction to Contemporary Religious Ideas by The Rev. G. Edward Lundin xxi Contributing Authors xxxiii Part 1 The Literature of Knowing the Faiths 1 World Religions Edward Hughes 2 Introduction 2 Introducing the Study of Religion 6 Introductory Textbooks 6 Studying World Religions 9 Textbooks on World Religions 11 Methodological Approaches to the Study of World Religion 15 Textbooks on Methodology 15 Women and Religion 19 Textbooks on Women and Religion 20 Primal Traditions 22 Textbooks on Primal Traditions 23 Hinduism 26 Textbooks on Hinduism 27 Jainism 29 Textbooks on Jainism 30 Sikhism 31 Textbooks on Sikhism 31 Buddhism 32 Textbooks on Buddhism 33 Chinese Religion 35 Textbooks on Chinese Religion 36 Japanese Religion 39 Textbooks on Japanese Religion 39 Zoroastrianism 41 Textbooks on Zoroastrianism 42 Judaism 42 Textbooks on Judaism 43 Page vi 1 World Religions (continued) Islam 45 Textbooks on Islam 45 Christianity 49 Textbooks on Christianity 49 Conclusion 53 References 54 Textbooks 54 Encyclopedias 55 Media 56 Media Resources 56 2 Trends in Contemporary Jewish Literature Peter J.
G. E. L. Page xix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I wish to thank all those friends and colleagues who encouraged me in the origin and development of this anthology of essays on religious issues and topics called Contemporary Religious Ideas. Dr. Philip C. Kolin, Professor of English, the University of Southern Mississippi; Mr. William Griffin, Former Religion Editor of Publishers Weekly; Dr. John Hutchison, Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion (Emeritus) at Claremont Graduate Schools; Dr. Rosemary Radford Reuther, Professor of Theology at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary; Dr.