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Ideal for courses in Asian religions and comparative religions, World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Fifth Edition, combines a historically descriptive perspective with a spirit of sympathetic fascination.
Roy C. Amore is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor in Ontario.
Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.
Table of Contents
1. Studying Eastern Religions
Basic Human Religion: Looking Both Ways from Harappa
Looking Back from Harappa
Looking Forward from Harappa
What Is Religion?
Why Study Religion?
2. Hindu Traditions
Schools and Communities of Theology
Practices, Rituals, and Arts
3. Sikh Traditions
Interaction and Adaptation
4. Jaina Traditions
The Shramana Revolution
The Early Sangha
Jainas Among Others
5. Buddhist Traditions
The First Gem: The Buddha
The Second Gem: The Dharma
The Third Gem: The Sangha
Mahayana: The Second Vehicle
Vajrayana: The Third Vehicle
Interaction and Adaptation in East Asia
Buddhism in the Modern World
6. Chinese and Korean Traditions
Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE)
The Six Dynasties Period (220-589)
Sui and Tang (589-907)
The Song, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties (960-1644)
The Qing Dynasty and the Republican Period (1644-Present)
7. Japanese Traditions
Global and Domestic Trends
8. Current Issues in Eastern Traditions
Religion and Politics
Gender and Sexuality
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