With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, you will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to scriptures from new religious movements including: Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church. ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES presents scripture readings in context, showing how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as introducing its history, teachings, organization, ethics and rituals. These selections are supported by introductions, study questions, glossaries, extensive footnotes, timelines, scriptural charts and suggestions for further reading by the editor. A new premium website features many interactive resources including a Zoom Gallery powered by Google Earth, an interactive study tool which brings to life the geography, lands, and religious sites important to each religion.
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Dr. Robert E. Van Voorst is Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and former professor of religion at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1995. He has served as a visiting professor in Oxford University and Zhejiang University in China. Van Voorst has written frequently on religious studies in noted journals and reference works. In addition, he has authored numerous books, including six with Cengage Learning: RELG: WORLD, 4th Edition; READINGS IN CHRISTIANITY, 3rd Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 9th Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: EASTERN RELIGIONS; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: WESTERN RELIGIONS; and READING THE NEW TESTAMENT TODAY, now also in a Chinese version. Other books by Van Voorst include BUILDING YOUR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK VOCABULARY, 3rd Edition; THE ASCENTS OF JAMES, a recovery and commentary on a second-century Jewish-Christian document; and JESUS OUTSIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT, an examination of traditions about Jesus in ancient classical and Jewish documents, now also in Italian; and COMMONLY MISUNDERSTOOD VERSUS OF THE BIBLE: WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN.Review:
"This is the best anthology I have found, which is why I use it every year."
"A fascinating anthology of world scriptures, each briefly annotated and all offering key concepts in each faith covered."
"Has all the basics needed to introduce students to scriptures from the world religions."
"It provides all the primary readings students will need in a single text."
"This is a concise, well-written introduction to the major world religions' basic concepts and texts."
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