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Primary Source Readings in World Religions

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By Jeffrey Brodd


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Primary Source Readings in World Religions provides your students with the opportunity to read foundational texts from the major world religions. Through understanding other religions we can create an atmosphere of genuine respect and honest discussion. In doing this we can respond to the invitation Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI extended to all of us when he said, "I encourage all religious groups in America to persevere in their collaboration and thus enrich public life with the spiritual values that motivate your action in the world" (from Benedict XVI; Meeting with Representatives of Other Religions).

In Primary Source Readings in World Religions you will find portions of the foundational texts and teachings of a wide variety of world religions, including

  • Islam
  • Shinto
  • Confucianism
  • Sikhism
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Taoism
  • Christianity
  • Buddhism
Product Details

Copyright: Jan. 9, 2009

Format: Paperback

Size: 5.375 x 8.25

Length: 248 pages

Item number: 1353

ISBN: 978-0-88489-847-4

ISBN-10: 0-88489-847-4

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review, April, 2009

Understanding the faiths of the world is a key to understanding why the world is the way it is today. Primary Source Readings in World Religions was created in response to the recent call by Pope Benedict for all religions to work together and embrace one another to make the world a better place. Brodd takes pieces from the sacred texts of several major world religions to explain their nature and values, and how they came to be. Primary Source Readings in World Religions is a solid introduction to understanding the religions of the world.
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