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Sacred Paths, The: Understanding the Religions of the World, 4th Edition

By Theodore M. Ludwig

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 8, 2005

Table of Contents

I. EXPLORING THE SACRED PATHS.

  1. Perspectives on the Religious Path.

  2. Beginnings of the Human Religious Adventure.

  3. Sacred Paths Among Indigenous Peoples.

II. RELIGIONS ARISING FROM INDIA.

  4. Hindu Sacred Story and Historical Context.

  5. Hindu Worlds of Meaning.

  6. Hindu Ritual and the Good Life.

  7. Buddhist Sacred Story and Historical Context.

  8. Buddhist Worlds of Meaning.

  9. Buddhist Ritual and the Good Life.

10. The Path of the Jains.

11. The Way of the Disciples: The Sikhs.

III. RELIGIONS OF CHINA AND JAPAN.

13. Chinese Worlds of Meaning.

14. Ritual Practices and the Good Life in China.

15. Japanese Sacred Story and Historical Context.

16. Japanese Worlds of Meaning.

17. Ritual Practices and the Good Life in Japan.

IV. RELIGIONS ARISING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD.

18. Religions of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece.

19. The Zoroastrian Tradition.

20. Jewish Sacred Story and Historical Context.

21. Jewish Worlds of Meaning.

22. Ritual Practices and the Good Life for Jews.

23. Christian Sacred Story and Historical Context.

24. Christian Worlds of Meaning.

25. Ritual Practices and the Good Life for Christians.

26. Muslim Sacred Story and Historical Context.

27. Muslim Worlds of Meaning.

28. Ritual Practices and the Good Life for Muslims.

V: ONGOING EXPLORATIONS ON THE SACRED PATHS.

29. New Religious Movements.

30. Guideposts and Crossings on the Paths.

Notes.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Acknowledgments.

Index.

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