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pages 260

Explore the essential beliefs and practices of the religion and delve into its long and fascinating history in Catholicism--An Introduction. From the significance of Rome and the importance of the Papacy, to current issues such as science, contraception and new movements within the faith, learn what it means to be Catholic today


African Traditional Religion

by Geoffrey Parrinder [1974]

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pages 164

This study treats African religion on a comparative basis, gathering material from various parts of the continent. The broad lines of religious belief are sketched. The pantheons, social groups, and spiritual forces at issue in this comparatively homogeneous society are analyzed


Book

pages 324

A comprehensive guide to the thirty-three major religions, including information about their origins, founders, sacred teachings, and spiritual traditions


Spiritual Marketing

by Joe Vitale [2002]

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pages 68

Five-step process to help you achieve the impossible--from magnetizing yourself to attract money, to healing illnesses, finding the right mate and anything else you can imagine. Combining the spiritual with the material is the key to achieving your goals and having a happy life


Conversion And Jesuit Schooling in Zambia

by Brendan P. Carmody [1992]

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pages 212

A socio-historical study of schooling at Chikuni, a Jesuit mission station in southern Zambia, examining the dynamic processes operative at the mission over a 75 year period. As its educational role expanded, Chikuni also helped to form many who became leaders in post-independent Zambia


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pages 220

A refreshing approach to understanding different faiths. Detailed annotations to stunning illustrations provide intriguing insights into the world’s most important religions—offering a deeper appreciation of the beliefs central to each. World Religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, from the ancient Egyptians through to Zoroastrianism—the oldest “living” religion—and the great faiths practiced today. Each of the major faiths—Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Islam—is examined in detail through its sacred texts, epic imagery, key beliefs, and religious artifacts. The distinctive identities of different faiths are explored in World Religions by studying the main principles and thinking of each religion. The book’s superb reproduction allows the symbolism and meaning in religious imagery and iconography to be revealed in great detail


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pages 692

From the beginning to 1940. Written for both students and adults. The author intersperses the history with many brief, interesting biographies of famous people, and at the end of each chapter he quotes briefly from a famous writing of the era, blending a medley of elements into a comprehensive historical composition that is at once brilliant and fascinating. A story of the Church unparalleled in its scope, depth, variety and impact, and a book all Catholics should read


Book

pages 580

This book has grown out of lectures to African students of theology. It has been adapted to serve the general reader as well and enlarged to cover also the most recent developments in all 55 countries of Africa. The proper focus of the book is the Catholic Church, but it tries to do justice to the Orthodox and Protestant Churches as well. Includes an ample bibliography, an appendix of statistics, maps, and an index


Hinduism

by K. M. Sen [1962]

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pages 164

A guide to the nature and function of Hinduism. Hinduism is unique among the great religions in that it had no founder but grew gradually over a period of 5000 years, absorbing and assimilating all the religions and cultural movements in India. Consequently it has no Bible, Koran or Dhammapadam to which controversies can be referred for resolution. Many works such as the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita are authoritative but none is exclusively so. As in Christianity there are several Hindu schools of thought and Hinduism clearly outlines their common beliefs and particular differences


How to Read the Old Testament

by Etienne Charpentier [1982]

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pages 132

This book is for those who want to read the Bible but don't know how to go about it. It is a modest, yet ambitous guide to the Old Testament geared toward the adult learner


African Religions and Philosophy

by John S. Mbiti [1990]

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pages 308

"African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations


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pages 308

This introductory text combines discussion of the origin and development of ideas and debates within the anthropology of religion with a look at where the subject is going today. Provides students with a complete introduction to the anthropology of religion. Uses worldwide ethnographies to illustrate the theory. Includes extensive bibliographies and a list of films and videos that encourage students to explore the field further. Encourages students to see that anthropology is not just about reading or doing fieldwork, but offers an enriching way of looking at the world