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作者 Bowker, John, 1935-
書名 The message and the book : sacred texts of the world's religions / John Bowker
出版項 New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9780300179293 (hbk.)
0300179294 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BL70 .B64 2012    在架上    30610020379202
 民族所圖書館  BL70 .B64 2012    在架上    30520020763885
說明 viii, 406 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm
附註 "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Atlantic Books"--T.p. verso
"Grand in its sweep, this survey of the sacred writings of the major religions of the world offers a thoughtful introduction to the ideas and beliefs upon which great faiths are built. Under the expert guidance of John Bowker, a religious scholar and author of international stature, readers explore the key texts of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, Confucian, Daoist, and Shinto traditions. The author discusses some 400 books, among them such well-known sacred texts as the Bible and the Quran, but also spiritual writings by theologians, philosophers, poets, and others. Bowker provides clear and illuminating commentary on each text, describing the content and core tenets of the work and quoting pertinent passages. He also sets the writings in religious and historical contexts, showing how they have influenced--and in many cases continue to influence--artistic, musical, literary, and political traditions. The Message and the Book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the meaning and the deep significance of primary religious texts of civilizations around the globe."--Publisher's website
Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-388) and index
Introduction -- Judaism -- Christianity -- Islam -- Zoroastrians and Parsis -- India -- Sikhs -- Jains -- Buddhism (for Buddhism in Korea, see Korea) -- China (for Buddhism in China, see Buddhism) -- Korea -- Japan (for Buddhism in Japan, see also Buddhism) -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
主題 Sacred books
Alt Title Message & the book
Sacred texts of the world's religions
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