La 4e de couverture indique : "Juifs, chrétiens et musulmans se reconnaissent un ancêtre commun : Abraham, figure fondatrice de leurs trois religions. Historique, pédagogique et impartial, ce livre propose pour commencer une introduction générale à la culture religieuse dont se réclame un être humain sur deux. Il procède ensuite à une lecture comparée des trois principales religions monothéistes en dégageant leurs points de contact et leurs positions respectives sur les questions de société : la violence, l'argent, la famille, la figure féminine, la sexualité, l'humour... Plus que jamais d'actualité, cet ouvrage nous éclaire à la fois sur ce qui distingue ces trois religions et sur ce qui les rapproche."
Max Weber`S Cearly Twentieth-Century Study Of The Religious And Civilization Of India Is A Great Pioneering Adventure In The Sociology Of Ancient India.
Author: John Bowker
Examines each religion--including ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and nature religions--discussing its history, founder, major deity, beliefs, festivals, and celebrations.
Christianity For Dummies
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get to know the beliefs and practices inspired by Jesus Christ Discover what it means to be a Christian and follow the gospel Curious about Christianity? This friendly guide helps you understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, exploring the common ground that all Christians share, the differences among the major branches, the key events in Christian history, the key theological issues, and the many ways Christians live out their faith in today's world. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Express the core essentials of Christianity * Appreciate the life and teachings of Jesus * Understand why the Bible is central to the faith * Respect the unique roles of the Trinity * Explore controversial issues among the branches
Christ in Islam
Author: Ahmed Deedat
Publisher: Peace Vision
The Christian does not know that the true spirit of charity which the Muslim displays, always, towards Jesus and his mother Mary spring from the fountainhead of his faith the Holy Qur’an. He does not know that the Muslim does not take the holy name of Jesus, in his own language, without saying Eesa, alaihi assalam ("Jesus, peace be upon him") The Christian does not know that in the Holy Qur’an Jesus is mentioned twenty five times.
Mind of God
Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A physicist uses science and philosophy to answer the ancient, unsolvable question: why does the universe exist?
From ancient Palestine through Europe and Asia, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth.
A Mediterranean Society
Author: S. D. Goitein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century."--Amos Funkenstein, Stanford University
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth
Author: Bat Yeʼor
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
This provocative and disturbing book is about the transformation of Europe into Eurabia, a cultural and political appendage of the Arab/Muslim world. Eurabia is fundamentally anti-Christian, anti-Western, anti-American, and antisemitic, while striving for Israel's disappearance and the vilification and isolation of America. The institution responsible for this transformation, and that continues to propagate its ideological message, is the Euro-Arab Dialogue, developed by European and Arab politicians and intellectuals over the past thirty years. With all the drama of a master writer, Bat Ye'or presents a wide range of historical and contemporary documents and facts to tell the story of how the European Union is being subverted by Islamic hostility to the very ethics and values of Europe itself. Readers who seek a fair resolution of the Arab-Israel conflict will be shocked by the evidence produced in these pages of unfair pressures and deliberate distortions. Europe's independence of spirit is shown in the process of being undermined. This book challenges the current demonization of Israel and should be essential reading for everyone interested in true peace in the Middle East
Why do people study religion? How have they studied it in the past? How do we study religion today? Is the academic study of religion the same as religious education? These and many other questions are addressed in this engaging introduction to the discipline of religious studies, written by two experienced university teachers. The authors have crafted this book to familiarize novice students with key concepts and terminology in the study of religion. More advanced students will find a varied array of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to the field. Topics include: definitions of religion perspectives in the study and teaching of religion how religion began to be studied: traditional perspectives – philosophical and theological how people experience religion: perspectives in the study of religious consciousness and perception – phenomenological and psychological studying religion within communities: Social and cultural perspectives – anthropological, sociological, political and economic judging religion: critical perspectives –feminist approaches, the interaction of popular literature and religion contextual perspectives – historical and comparative. The book encourages students to think critically about the theories and methods presented. Students will find arguments for the strengths and limitations of these approaches, understand connections among religious studies and other intellectual movements, and develop their own ideas of how they might want to go about the study of religion. Summary boxes, a timeline, a glossary and other pedagogic aids help students grasp key concepts, along with a companion website at www.sastor.com.
In this controversial work, Marcel Gauchet reinterprets the development of the modern West, with all its political and psychological complexities, in terms of humankind's changing relation to religion.
Three Ways to the One God
Author: Abdoldjavad Falaturi, Jakob Josef Petuchowski, Walter Strolz
This volume presents contributions from 12 representatives of the three monotheistic world religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - which reveal the fundamental bases of their faith.