The history of Judaism -- Dispersion, assimilation, and collective identity -- The biblical period -- The second temple period -- The formative age -- The conflict between Judaism and Christianity -- The age of philosophy and mysticism -- The modern era -- Reform movements in Europe and in the U.
An introduction for the general reader to six of the world's major faiths. The purpose of these six narrative volumes is to provide school and college students, and general readers, with a detailed overview on each religion's history of foundation, text and major tenets, branches, practice worldwide, rituals and holidays, and major figures.
Reviews Editorial reviews Publisher Synopsis "Intended as an introductory reference for a high school level or general readership, this set comprises six volumes, one each on Judaism, Confucianism and Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism.
A tremendous amount of information has been distilled into accessible language and a uniform format; students writing comparative papers will find this consistency useful. In each separately edited volume, a timeline and introduction are followed by narrative chapters on the history of the religion's foundation; texts and major tenets; branches of the religion and their distinctive doctrines and structure; practice worldwide - including demographic statistics; rituals and holidays; and notable people in the history of each religion.
The set is a must for libraries serving older teens or early college age students where there has been a demonstrated need for materials on religious diversity. According to its publicity material and set preface, the set is intended for high-school students and the general reader, and it is true to its audience.
The text is fluid, fluent, and as uncomplicated as possible. Each volume contains an introduction by the author, time line, and narrative chapters on the history, texts and tenets, branches, practice worldwide including demographicsrituals and holidays, and major figures Most school and public libraries will find this set very useful for locating the important information students and the general public are looking for when studying religions.
The volumes are straightforward and well structured to help locate the answers to most questions asked about beliefs, practices, holidays, and definitions of the major religions people encounter. It is up to date in both language and presentation, and would be valuable in any library both as a reference work and as a comprehensive introduction to the field.
The books cover all major events, issues, and religious practices under each heading and pack in source material references suitable for further, in-depth research; yet retain an accessibility which lends to general reading browsing Neatly and strongly bound and generally good paper, subtly distilled for those starting out on their studies and for readers keen to remind themselves about faith essentials, alert to modern changes and challenges, and providing sound reading at the intended level, this introduction is recommended.
Each volume covers one religion and is divided into the following sections: An index for the entire set is provided Lower-level undergraduates and high school students. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Confirm this request You may have already requested this item.
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The Introduction to World Religions DSST covers what a student would learn during a college level Religions class. Specific religions covered may include Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and others.