This revised anthology of readings from the major world religions draws together excerpts from key scriptures, teachings, traditional stories, later writings, and contemporary articles to provide a unique sense of each faith. Following the organization of the best-selling text Living Religions , the second edition of An Anthology of Living Religions gives each religion the opportunity to explain its history, beliefs, rituals, and relevance in the modern world. For this second edition, the authors have selected 45 new excerpts providing insight into todays living religions and the profound impact they have on the lives of people around the globe. NEW TO THIS EDITION * 5 new and more accessible translations of major scriptures * 45 thought-provoking new excerpts and original articles from historical and contemporary sources * Icons in text for cross-referring to the Sacred World: Encounters with the Worlds Religions CD-ROM * Map and historical timeline of the worlds religions * Revised final chapter focusing on important contemporary religious issues such as globalization, ecology, violence, fundamentalism, and universalism * Revised introductions providing background information * Discussion questions at end of each chapter promoting further thought and study * Updated information resourcesMary Pat Fisher is the author of 'Anthology of Living Religions, An (2nd Edition)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132060592 and ISBN 0132060590.
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