World Religions Reader

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Gwilym Beckerlegge
Psychology Press, 2001 - 490 pages

The World Religions Reader gathers together material on six of the world's most influential faiths. The selection of readings is drawn from a broad range of historical and contemporary sources, giving a full picture of the beliefs and practices of each religion. This new edition includes new introductions to each religious tradition, an extensively revised section on Hinduism, and a completely new selection of readings on Buddhism.

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Contents

Introduction
3
From the Rabbinic Tradition
23
Different Voices from the Past
32
Judaism and Israel
54
Recent and Contemporary Voices
61
Introduction
77
Womens Voices and Feminist Theology
107
Christianity and Social Justice
113
Introduction
201
Hindu Patterns of Liberation
245
thought and life
287
Introduction
331
From the Mahayana Texts
359
Buddhist Practices
387
Recent and Contemporary Buddhist Concerns
405
Introduction
427

Introduction
127
The Beautiful Names
157
HadithSunnah
167
Muslim Mystics
178
Islam in the Late Twentieth Century
185
The Sikh Tradition
451
Khalistan and Sikh Identity
465
Index
479
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Gwilym Beckerlegge is a member of the Department of Religious Studies at the Open University.

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