This Library Guide can be used as a starting point for your religious awareness diversity reseach. The guide contains sources from the Cypress College Library collection such as fiction, nonfiction, and reference books as well as DVDs, databases and websites. Using the recommended databases, the patron can find scholarly journals, ebooks, magazines and newspaper articles.
Religions of the World by J. Gordon Melton (Editor); Martin Baumann (Editor)This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. Religions of the World, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices is an extraordinary work, bringing together the scholarship of some 225 experts from around the globe. The encyclopedia's six volumes offer entries on every country of the world, with particular emphasis on the larger nations, as well as Indonesia and the Latin American countries that are traditionally given little attention in English-language reference works. Entries include profiles on religion in the world's smallest countries (the Vatican and San Marino), profiles on religion in recently established or disputed countries (Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh), as well as profiles on religion in some of the world's most remote places (Antarctica and Easter Island). Religions of the World is unique in that it is based in religion "on the ground," tracing the development of each of the 16 major world religious traditions through its institutional expressions in the modern world, its major geographical sites, and its major celebrations. Unlike other works, the encyclopedia also covers the world of religious unbelief as expressed in atheism, humanism, and other traditions. Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation A bibliography for each entry
Publication Date: 2010-09-21
Religion, Secular Beliefs and Human Rights by Natan LernerThis second edition of the book updates the information on relevant developments that took place in the time elapsed. and incorporates several new chapters on important issues related to religious freedoms. Such are the chapters on freedom from religion, religion and freedom of association, religion and freedom of expression (including the controversy with respect of defamation of religions), and group rights and legal pluralism. The order of the chapters has been rearranged.
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
A Spectrum of Worldviews by Hendrik M. Vroom; Morris Greidanus (Translator); Alice Greidanus (Translator)This book is an introduction to philosophy of religion from the perspective of a religiously pluralistic culture. It deals with introductory questions such as whether we can we understand, compare, and judge the insights of others and the ways in which people can speak and think about God. It introduces the classical themes of philosophy of religion - immanent and transcendent ideas of God and (im)personality; transcendence, good, and evil; religion, morality and society - using a distinction between cosmic, acosmic and theistic ideas of the divine. This introduction helps us discover differences and commonalities and thus helps further an emphatic and critical dialogue. This book explores how comparative theology and philosophy of religion can move beyond the dead-end roads of relativism and exclusivism.
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity by Robert WuthnowMuslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and adherents of other non-Western religions have become a significant presence in the United States in recent years. Yet many Americans continue to regard the United States as a Christian society. How are we adapting to the new diversity? Do we casually announce that we "respect" the faiths of non-Christians without understanding much about those faiths? Are we willing to do the hard work required to achieve genuine religious pluralism? Award-winning author Robert Wuthnow tackles these and other difficult questions surrounding religious diversity and does so with his characteristic rigor and style. America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity looks not only at how we have adapted to diversity in the past, but at the ways rank-and-file Americans, clergy, and other community leaders are responding today. Drawing from a new national survey and hundreds of in-depth qualitative interviews, this book is the first systematic effort to assess how well the nation is meeting the current challenges of religious and cultural diversity. The results, Wuthnow argues, are both encouraging and sobering--encouraging because most Americans do recognize the right of diverse groups to worship freely, but sobering because few Americans have bothered to learn much about religions other than their own or to engage in constructive interreligious dialogue. Wuthnow contends that responses to religious diversity are fundamentally deeper than polite discussions about civil liberties and tolerance would suggest. Rather, he writes, religious diversity strikes us at the very core of our personal and national theologies. Only by understanding this important dimension of our culture will we be able to move toward a more reflective approach to religious pluralism.
Women in World Religions [2 Volumes] by Susan de Gaia (Editor)This reference offers reliable knowledge about women's diverse faith practices throughout history and prehistory, and across cultures. Across the span of human history, women have participated in world-building and life-sustaining cultural creativity, making enormous contributions to religion and spirituality. In the contemporary period, women have achieved greater equality, with more educational opportunities, female role models in public life, and opportunities for religious expression than ever before. Contemporaneously with this increased visibility, women are actively and energetically engaging with religion for themselves and for their communities. Drawing on the expertise of a range of scholars, this reference chronicles the religious experiences of women across time and cultures. The book includes sections on major religions as well as on spirituality, African religions, prehistoric religions, and other broad topics. Each section begins with an introduction, followed by reference entries on specialized subjects along with excerpts from primary source documents. The entries provide numerous suggestions for further reading, and the book closes with a detailed bibliography. Offers nearly 300 reference articles by international scholars of religion, women, and history Provides an overview of the religious experiences of women across time, faiths, and cultures Devotes sections to particular religious traditions to provide information about the role of women and the feminine devine within those faiths Presents reference information about the experiences of women within religions Directs the user to additional resources via suggestions for further reading and an end-of-work bibliography
Publication Date: 2018-11-16
Boxers and Saints Boxed Set by Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator); Lark Pien (Inked or colored by)TheBoxers & Saints Boxed Set from Gene Luen Yang, one of the greatest comics storytellers alive, brings all his formidable talents to bear in this astonishing work. In two volumes,Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful. But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity. Boxers & Saints is one of the most ambitious graphic novels First Second has ever published. It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature. Gene Luen Yang is rightly called a master of the comics form, and this book will cement that reputation. This boxed set includes the trade paperbackBoxers as well as the trade paperbackSaints, packaged together in one slipcase. ANew York Timesbestseller Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature ANew York Times Book ReviewNotable Children's Book of 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
The Religion by Tim WillocksWillocks, a novelist (Bad City Blues) and screenwriter (Sin), strikes gold with this epic account of the Turkish siege of Malta in 1565--the first of a planned trilogy featuring Mattias Tannhauser, the son of a Saxon blacksmith.
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
The Brothers Karamazov by Maire Jaanus (Introduction by, Intro and Notes by); Constance Garnett (Translator); Fyodor Dostoevsky&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Brothers Karamazov&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RFyodor Dostoevsky&&L/B&&R, is part of the&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RThe last and greatest of &&LB&&RDostoevsky&&L/B&&R''s novels, &&LI&&RThe Brothers Karamazov&&L/I&&R is a towering masterpiece of literature, philosophy, psychology, and religion. It tells the story of intellectual Ivan, sensual Dmitri, and idealistic Alyosha Karamazov, who collide in the wake of their despicable father''s brutal murder.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RInto the framework of the story Dostoevsky poured all of his deepest concerns--the origin of evil, the nature of freedom, the craving for meaning and, most importantly, whether God exists. The novel is famous for three chapters that may be ranked among the greatest pages of Western literature. "Rebellion" and "The Grand Inquisitor" present what many have considered the strongest arguments ever formulated against the existence of God, while "The Devil" brilliantly portrays the banality of evil. Ultimately, Dostoevsky believes that Christ-like love prevails. But does he prove it?&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RA rich, moving exploration of the critical questions of human existence, &&LI&&RThe Brothers Karamazov&&L/I&&R powerfully challenges all readers to reevaluate the world and their place in it.&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LB&&RMaire Jaanus&&L/B&&R is Professor of English and department Chair at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of &&LI&&RGeorg Trakl&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RLiterature and Negation&&L/I&&R, and a novel, &&LI&&RShe&&L/I&&R, and co-editor of &&LI&&RReading Seminars I and II&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RReading Seminar XI&&L/I&&R, and the forthcoming &&LI&&RLacan in the German-Speaking World&&L/I&&R.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Publication Date: 2004-07-25
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughWaugh tells the story of the Marchmain family. Aristocratic, beautiful and charming, the Marchmains are indeed a symbol of England and her decline in this novel of the upper class of the 1920s and the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s.