Readings in Eastern Religions

Readings in Eastern Religions

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Univ of Toronto Pr

Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Chan / Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included. A section on modern China includes a poem written by Mao, exhibiting his Daoist sensibilities. A revised chapter on Buddhism presents the voices of modern Buddhist writers, including the Dalai Lama. Throughtout the volume, reflections on the role of women in Eastern religions, as well as women’s voices themselves, are added.



Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr

Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Chan / Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included. A section on modern China includes a poem written by Mao, exhibiting his Daoist sensibilities. A revised chapter on Buddhism presents the voices of modern Buddhist writers, including the Dalai Lama. Throughtout the volume, reflections on the role of women in Eastern religions, as well as women’s voices themselves, are added.



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In an anthology first developed in 1988 as an inexpensive, far from dry text for an introductory course in Eastern religions, Coward (emeritus, religion and society, U. of Victoria) and colleagues at other Canadian universities take a thematic, chronological approach. They briefly introduce canonical and related readings spanning the traditional religions of India, China, and Japan, as well as the thought of the Dalai Lama, Chairman Mao, the Shinto resurgence, and the new Japanese religions of Tenrikyo and Soka Gakki. A glossary defines relevant terms. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Ch'an/Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Ă2007
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780889205284
0889205280
9781429429290
1429429291
9780889204355
0889204357
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (397 pages)

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