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The Resource Eastern religions : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places, general editor, Michael D. Coogan ; [contributors] Vasudha Narayanan ... [et al.]

Eastern religions : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places, general editor, Michael D. Coogan ; [contributors] Vasudha Narayanan ... [et al.]

Label
Eastern religions : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places
Title
Eastern religions
Title remainder
origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Michael D. Coogan ; [contributors] Vasudha Narayanan ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Buddhism, one of the world's great religious traditions, attracts millions of modern-day followers. Hinduism, one of the most ancient of all belief systems, is increasingly well known in the West through expatriate Indian communities. Taoism has been an important influence on Western thinking, especially through the impact of the Tao Te Ching. Confucianism, less metaphysical in its principles, emphasizes family values and the role of the individual within the state. And Shinto, distinctively Japanese in character, is the most animistic of the great religions, based on a belief in numerous individual spirits. The contributors explore a great variety of topics within these religions, including: the life of the Buddha; karma and rebirth; inspiring teachers and gurus; the life of Confucius; sacred Taoist texts; the epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharata; holy landscapes, shrines, and festivals; enlightenment; and--for all the faiths--the spiritual and ethical teachings, art and architecture, sacred writings, ritual and ceremony, and death and the afterlife. Also included are extracts from or summaries of historical texts, with author commentaries that explain the significance of each piece and place in its full context. Authoritative and accessible, Eastern Religions provides a gateway for all those in the West who wish to move one step closer to the spirit of the East. --Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
200/.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1055
LC item number
.E25 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Coogan, Michael David
  • Narayanan, Vasudha
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  • South Asia
  • East Asia
Label
Eastern religions : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places, general editor, Michael D. Coogan ; [contributors] Vasudha Narayanan ... [et al.]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hinduism / Vasudha Narayanan -- Buddhism / Malcolm David Eckel -- Taoism / Jennifer Oldstone-Moore -- Confucianism / Jennifer Oldstone-Moore -- Shinto / C. Scott Littleton
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
552 pages
Isbn
9780195221916
Lccn
2004030376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm57311481
  • (OCoLC)57311481
Label
Eastern religions : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places, general editor, Michael D. Coogan ; [contributors] Vasudha Narayanan ... [et al.]
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hinduism / Vasudha Narayanan -- Buddhism / Malcolm David Eckel -- Taoism / Jennifer Oldstone-Moore -- Confucianism / Jennifer Oldstone-Moore -- Shinto / C. Scott Littleton
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
552 pages
Isbn
9780195221916
Lccn
2004030376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm57311481
  • (OCoLC)57311481

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