Excellence in Scholarship and Learning
An Introduction for Students
Jeaneane Fowler was formerly Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Newport, and later an Honorary Research Fellow. Her publications include Hinduism: Beliefs and Practices (Choice Outstanding title, 1997); Humanism; and Perspectives of Reality –an introduction to the philosophy of Hinduism.Merv Fowler recently retired as the Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Newport. He has studied in the Middle East and published in the US, Canada, Germany, India and UK. An accomplished writer and storyteller, the author has written for the media and had his works broadcast by the BBC.
This book provides an accessible introduction to the world religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Emphasis is placed on the living religion, and the whole work is designed as a first-level introduction for those who have little or no previous knowledge of these six religions.
|Hardback Price:||£45.00 / $65|
|Release Date:||September 1997|
|Paperback Price:||£19.95 / $29.95|
|Release Date:||September 2000|
|Page Extent / Format:||448 pp. / 246 x 171 mm|
1. Judaism by Merv Fowler
Foreword by Clive Erricker
Preface and Acknowledgments
2. Christianity by Nora Hill and Diane Watkins
Introduction: The Faith
Jesus of Nazareth
Paul and the Very Early Church
The Early Church
The Evangelical Revival
The Anglican Church
The Methodist Church
The Eastern Orthodox Church
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
The Church of Christ, Scientist
3. Islam by David Norcliffe
What is Islam?
The Life of Muhammad
The Five Pillars of Islam
Muslims in the World Today
4. Hinduism by Jeaneane Fowler
What is Hinduism?
The Concept of the Divine
The Hindu Concept of the Self
Worship in the Home and Temple
Life-cycle Rites in the Hindu Family
Food and Dress
5. Buddhism by Jeaneane Fowler
What is Buddhism?
The Life of the Buddha
The Teaching of the Buddha
Buddhist Traditions: The Hinayana and Mahayana
Pure Land Buddhism
Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism
Buddhist Ceremonies and Life-cycle Rites
6. Sikhism by Merv Fowler
Who is a Sikh? Guru Nanak and the Foundation of Sikhism
The Tradition of the Guru
Sikh worship: Diwan
Language and Scriptures
The Teachings of Sikhism
Recommended for general readers, and lower division undergraduate students… Provides foundational material for those approaching the subject for the first time.
A wonderful book which I would recommend for all college studies in World Religions.
Dr. Gabriel Muteru, Dowling College, Long Island, New York
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