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With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, you will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to scriptures 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, providing students with a framework that shows how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as its history, teachings, organization, ethics and rituals. To ensure their accessibility and ease of use, readings are supported by introductions, study questions, glossaries, extensive footnotes, timelines, scriptural charts and suggestions for further reading by the editor. The companion website features a Zoom Gallery powered by Google Earth, an interactive study tool which brings the geography, lands, and religious sites to life.

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ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES is a comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as scriptures from more recent religious movements. The text presents scripture readings in context, giving you a framework that shows how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as its history, teachings, organization, ethics and rituals. The readings are supported by introductions, study questions, glossaries, and suggestions for further reading, providing additional tools for review.

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With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, you will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred books from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to scriptures new religious movements including: Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church. One-Liner ? Faculty Description This comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions puts religious texts into context, showing students how religions are practiced today and how they have evolved over time. One-Liner ? Student Description This comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions puts religious texts into context, showing how religions are practiced today and how they have evolved over time.

About the Author

Dr. Robert Van Voorst, Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, has written frequently on theology and ministry in various noted journals. In addition, he has authored numerous books, including four with Wadsworth: READINGS IN CHRISTIANITY, Second Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, Fifth Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF ASIAN SCRIPTURES; and his newest title, READING THE NEW TESTAMENT TODAY. Other books by Robert Van Voorst are BUILDING YOUR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK VOCABULARY, Second Edition; THE ASCENTS OF JAMES, a recovery and commentary on a second-century Jewish-Christian text; and JESUS OUTSIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT, an examination of traditions about Jesus from pagan, Jewish, and Christian documents before and after the New Testament. Dr. Van Voorst has been named in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD for his contribution to religious studies.

Table of Contents

1. SCRITPURE AMONG THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS. A Brief History of Scripture Scholarship. The Nature and Definition of Scripture. The Uses of Scripture. Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Religions Through their Scriptures. World Scriptures and Modern Scholarship. World Scriptures and the World Wide Web. The Plan of This Book. Suggestions on How to Read Scriptures. Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Companion Website. 2. HINDUISM. Introduction. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development Teaching. Aditi and the Birth of the Gods (Rig-Veda 10.72). Two Philosophical Views of Creation (Rig-Veda 10.129; Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad 1.4.1-7). The God Indra (Rig-Veda 2.12). Rudra and Shiva (Shvetashvatara Upanishad 3.1-13). "That You Are" (Chandogya Upanishad 6.1-2, 9-11). Ethics. Sin and Forgiveness (Rig-Veda 7.86). The Three Da's (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 5.2). The Way of Asceticism (Mundaka Upanishad 2.1-3, 5-8, 10-13). Stages of Life for a Twice-Born Man (Laws of Manu 2.69-74, 191-201; 3.1-19; 6.1-9, 33-49). The Life of Women (Laws of Manu 3.55-60; 5.147-165). Organization. Creation and the Caste System (Rig-Veda 10.90.1-14). The Duties of the Four Castes (Institutes of Vishnu 2.1-17). The Outcastes (Laws of Manu 10.51-57). Ritual and Meditation. The Gayatri Mantra (Rig-Veda 3.62.10). Sacrifice to Agni in the Veda and Brahmanas (Rig-Veda 1.1; Agni-Brahmana 1.1-19). Soma (Rig-Veda 8.48). Marriage (Rig-Veda 10.85.20-47). Cremation (Rig-Veda 10.16). Charms and Spells (Atharva-Veda 6.20; 7.70; 6.9; 3.16). Chanting of Om (Chandogya Upanishad 1.1.1-10). The Practice of Yoga (Shvetashvatara Upanishad 2.8-15) Selections from the Bhagavad-Gita. Two Tamil Poets, Appar and Tukaram. [Appar:]. Confession of Sin. The Presence of God. [Tukaram:] Waiting. The Burden of the Past Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 3. BUDDHISM. Introduction. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development History. The Past Lives of Siddhartha Gotama (Past Lives 190). The Life of Siddhartha Gotama (Acts of the Buddha). The Death of Gotama Buddha (Book of the Great Decease 6.1-12, 31-35, 45-48). Teaching. The Four Noble Truths (Book on Turning the Wheel of the Law 1-8). The Noble Eightfold Path (Book on Turning the Wheel of the Law 9-20). The Skandhas and the Chain of Causation (Acts of the Buddha 16.1, 28-50). The Essence of Mahayana Buddhism (The Heart Sutra). A Mahayana View of the Buddha (Lotus Sutra of the True Law 2.36; 10.1). The Blessings of the Pure Land (Array of the Joyous Land Sutra) Tibetan Buddhist Enlightenment according to Milarepa (Life of Milarepa 2.7). Ethics. Conduct of the Monk (Dhammapada 25, 360-382). Admonition to Laity (Cullavagga, Dammikasutta 18-27). The Wisdom of the Buddha (Dhammapada 1-20). Organization. Founding of the Monastic Order (Mahavagga 1.6.10, 11-16, 27-30, 32, 34, 37). Founding of the Order of Nuns (Cullavagga 10.1.1-6). Rules of Defeat for Monks and Nuns (Patimokkha, Parajika Dhamma 1-4). Rules Requiring Formal Meetings of Monks (Patimokkha, Samghadisesa Dhamma 1-13). Ritual. The Relics of the Buddha (Book of the Great Decease 6.58-60). Mindfulness in Meditation (Majjhimanikaya, Satipatthanasutta 10.1-9) A Mahayana View of the Merit of Making Images (Taisho Shinshu Daizokyo 16.694). Tibetan Scripture to Guide the Soul after Death (The Tibetan Book of the Dead 1.1-2) A Zen Koan, "What Is Extraordinary?" (The Blue Cliff Record 26). Glossary . Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 4. JAINISM. Introduction. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use, Historical Origin and Development History. The Life of Mahavira (Acaranga Sutra 2.15.6-9, 14, 16-20, 22-25, 27). Teaching The Causes of Sin (Acaranga Sutra 1.1-2). The Road to Final Deliverance (Uttaradhyayana Sutra 28). Ethics. Ahimsa (Sutrakritanga 1.7.1-9). Rules for Monastic Life (Uttaradhyayana Sutra 35). Organization. The Five Great Vows (Acaranga Sutra 2.15.1-4). Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Companion Website. 5. SIKHISM. Introduction. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development Teaching. Selections from the Japji (Japji 1-3, 5-6, 9, 15, 17-18, 20-22, Epilogue). Remembering God (Gauri Sukhmani, Mahala 5). Dancing for Krishna (Rag Gurji, Mahala 3). The Hindu Thread (Asa Ki Var, Mahala 1). Ethics. Prayer for Forgiveness (Rag Bihagra, Mahala 5). Against the Use of Wine (Rag Bihagra, Mahala 1). Organization. The Guru (Rag Gauri, Mahala 3). God's Power in the Sikh Community (Rag Gauri, Mahala 5). Ritual. Hymn for the Installation of the Guru Granth (Rag Devgandhari, Mahala 5) A Marriage Hymn (Rag Asa, Mahala 5). Appendix: Selections from the Dasam Granth. Guru Gobind Singh's Story (Dasam Granth, Vichitar Natak 6). God as the Holy Sword (Dasam Granth, Vichitar Natak 6) Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 6. CONFUCIANISM. Introduction. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development History. The Character of Confucius (Analects 2.4; 7.1-9, 19-24; 10.1-3, 8-12). Teaching The Way (Analects 16.2). The Goodness of Human Nature (Mencius 6.1.1-4, 6). Ethics. The Virtues of the Superior Man (Analects 1.1-4, 6-9, 14; 15.17-23) 173. The Five Relationships (Classic of Rites 20.8-9). Benevolence (Analects 4.1-6). The Actions and Attitudes of Filiality (Classic of Rites 10.1, 4, 7, 10-11, 13-15; Analects 2.5-7; 4.18-21; 13.18). Propriety (Analects 3.3-4, 8, 12-14, 17-19). The Love of Learning (Analects 17.8-9). The Basis of Good Government (The Great Learning 1, 3-7; 9.1, 3-5). Confidence and Prosperity in Government (Mencius 4.3, 9; 1.6.20-24). Ritual. Divination (Classic of Changes 1, 47, 54). Songs for Sacrifice (Classic of Poetry: Kau 7; Minor Odes 10.1, 3; Minor Odes 5). Music and Morality (Classic of Rites 17.2.10-11, 15-16, 18). Attack upon Buddhism (*Ch'ang-li hsien-sheng wen-chi 39.2b-42). Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 7. TAOISM. Introduction. Overview of Structure . Contemporary Use, Historical Origin and Development. Teaching. The Nature of the Tao (Tao Te Ching 1, 6, 25, 34; Chuang-tzu 29) The World (Tao Te Ching 7, 42, 52). The Relationship of Taoism to Confucianism (Pao-p'u Tzu 7.5a). Ethics. Nonaction (Chuang-tzu 7). Individual Life in Harmony with the Tao (Tao Te Ching 16, 22, 33, 44). The Superior Man (Chuang-tzu 12). Government (Tao Te Ching 3, 18, 57, 64). On Death (Chuang-tzu 18). Reward and Retribution (T'ai-Shang 1). Ritual. Methods of Prolonging Life (Pao-p'u Tzu 15.6b-7a; 19.6b-7a) The Origins of Feng Shui (Zang Shu 1.1-4, 7-25, 30-43). Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 8. SHINTO. Introduction. Selections from the Kojiki. Preface to the Kojiki. The Creation of Japan (Kojiki 1-5, 33). The Story of Emperor Yuryaku and the Woman Akawi-ko (Kojiki 154). Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 9. ZOROASTRIANISM. Introduction. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development History. The Call of Zarathushtra (Yasna 29). A Hymn of Praise to Zarathushtra (Yasht 24:87b-94). Teaching and Ethics. Hymn to Ahura and the Purifying Fire (Yasna 36). Hymn to Ahura Mazda the Creator (Yasna 37:1-5). The Choice between Good and Evil (Yasna 30). Judgment of the Soul on Chinvat Bridge (Menok I Khrat 2.110-195). Ritual. The Place of the Gathas (Yasna 55:1-3). The Zoroastrian Confession (Yasna 12). The Four Great Prayers (From the Yasna). Disposal of the Dead (Vendidad, Fargard 6.5.44-51). Glossary. Suggestions for Further Reading. Companion Website. 10. JUDAISM. Introduction. Names. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development. History. The Call of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-9). The Call of Moses (Exodus 3:1-20). Crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 14:1-31). The Covenant with Israel (Exodus 19:1-8) A Psalm for David (Psalm 132). Ezra's Enforcement of Torah Observance (Ezra 9:1-7, 13-15; 10:1-12). Teaching. The Oneness of God (Deuteronomy 6:1-9). God's Creation of the World (Genesis 1:1-31; 2:1-9, 15-25). The Revolt of Humanity (Genesis 3:1-24). Prayer for Divine Deliverance (Psalm 5). The Messianic King (Isaiah 11:1-9). The Final Judgment of the World (Daniel 7:1-14). Resurrection of the Dead (Daniel 12:1-3). Ethics. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-14). Laws on Slaves, Violence, Property (Exodus 21:1-36; 22:15-26). Justice for All (Exodus 23:1-9). Holy War (Deuteronomy 20:1-20). Sexual Love (Song of Songs 1:1-2:17). God's Call to an Unfaithful People (Amos 4:1-13). Two Views of Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-9; 20-33; Ecclesiastes 1:1-9). The Virtuous Wife (Proverbs 31:10-31). Organization The Ordination of Priests (Exodus 29:1-37). A Call to Be a Prophet (Isaiah 6:1-13). Women as Judges and Prophets (Judges 4:4-10, 12-16; II Kings 22:11-20). Ritual. The Establishment of Circumcision (Genesis 17:9-14, 23-27). The Establishment of the Passover (Exodus 12:1-19, 24-27). The Observance of the Sabbath (Exodus 31:12-17). The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:1-5, 11-19, 29-34). Kosher and Nonkosher Foods (Leviticus 11:1-31, 41-45) Rabbinic Literature. The Chain of Rabbinic Tradition: "The Sayings of the Fathers" (Mishnah, Aboth 1.1-18). The Three-Fold Cord of Life (Tosefta, Kiddushin 1:13-17). An Example of Rabbinic Debate: The Duty to Marry and Have Children (Babylonian Talmud, Yebamoth 61b-63). Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website 11. CHRISTIANITY. Introduction. Names. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development. History . The Birth of Jesus the Messiah (Matthew 1:18-25). Jesus' Miracles (Luke 8:26-56). The Arrest, Trial, and Death of Jesus (Mark 14:43-50, 53-65; 15:1-41). The Resurrection of Jesus (Mark 16:1-8). The Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:6-11). The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-21). Persecution of the Apostles (Acts 5:27-42). The Council at Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-21). Teaching. The Parables of Jesus (Mark 4:1-34). The Divine Word Became Human (John 1:1-18). Nicodemus Visits Jesus (John 3:1-21). A Sinful Woman Forgiven (Luke 7:36-50). Results of Justification (Romans 5:1-11). The End of Time (Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:1-21:4). Ethics. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Directions concerning Marriage (1 Corinthians 7:1-16, 25-40). Love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13). Ethics in the Christian Household (Ephesians 5:21-6:9). Being Subject to Authorities (Romans 13:1-10). The Fall of Rome (Revelation 17:1-18:5). Organization. The Twelve Apostles and Their Mission (Matthew 10:1-15). Matthew's Church Order (Matthew 18:1-10, 15-22). Peter as the Rock (Matthew 16:13-20). Qualifications of Bishops and Deacons (1 Timothy 3:1-13). Women in the Early Church (Luke 10:38-42; 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; Galatians 3:25-28; 1 Timothy 2:8-15). Ritual. Baptism (Matthew 28:16-20; Romans 6:1-14). The Eucharist (Matthew 26:17-19, 26-29; John 6:25-40, 52-59). Confession and Anointing (James 5:13-18). Early Non-canonical Jesus Tradition (Gospel of Thomas 1-2, 13-14, 18, 22, 29, 49-50, 53, 83-84, 99, 101). Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 12. ISLAM Introduction. Name. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development. History. The Call of Muhammad (Qur'an 96; 53:1-18). The Mission of Muhammad (Qur'an 11:1-16; 93). Opposition to Muhammad (Qur'an 52:29b-49; 63). The Night Journey (Qur'an 17:1-2). The Flight to Medina (Qur'an 9:40). The Wives of Muhammad (Qur'an 33:28-40, 50). The Death of Muhammad (Qur'an 21:34-36). Teaching. God's Absolute Oneness (Qur'an 6:100-103; 112). God's Names (Qur'an 59:22-24). Predestination (Qur'an 42:8-13; 7:177-180). Jinn (Qur'an 72:1-15). Creation (Qur'an 15:16-48). Adam, Eve, and the Fall (Qur'an 2:30-37). The Holy Qur'an (Qur'an 42:50-53; 46:1-8; 2:87-91). On Unbelievers, Jews, and Christians (Qur'an 9:1-7; 3:38-50; 2:111-121, 132-137). Resurrection and Judgment (Qur'an 75:1-15; 69:14-35). Heaven and Hell (Qur'an 76:1-22; 56:1-50; 77:1-39). Ethics. The Conduct of Believers (Qur'an 17:23-38). Women (Qur'an 4:19-22, 34-39; 2:220-223, 227-233). The Different Dimensions of Struggle (Jihad) (Qur'an 6:16, 19-20; 48:11-21; 2:190-194, 216-218). Law Codes (Qur'an 4:1-10). Ritual. The Opening of the Qur'an (Qur'an 1). Confession of Faith (Qur'an 57:1-7; 37:32-39). Prayer (Qur'an 2:142-149). Alms (Qur'an 107; 9:53-60). The Fast (Qur'an 2:183-187). Pilgrimage (Qur'an 2:125-129; 2:196-199). The Mosque (Qur'an 24:36-38; 9:15-18). Selections from the Hadith. On Innovations. On the Origin of Ritual Washings. On the Times for Prayer. On Alms. On the Centrality of Monotheism. On the Ninety-Nine Names for God. On the Power of Reading the Qur'an. On the Rich Rewards for Martyrs in Jihad. On Plunder in Jihad. On Not Killing Women and Children in Jihad. On the Steps for Jihad against Enemies. Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website. 13. NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS. Introduction. Names. Overview of Structure. Contemporary Use. Historical Origin and Development. The Scripture of Falun Gong. The Essence of the Falun Gong Movement (Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun, Lecture 1, Conclusion). The Scripture of Baha'i. The Essence of Baha'i Teaching and a Sketch of the Life of Baha'u'llah (Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day Is Come, Preface). Baha'i, Islam, and Christianity (The Bab, Qayyumu'l-Asma 1, 61-62). Baha'i Laws (Baha'u'llah, Kitab-I-Aqdas 1-2, 12-14, 16, 30-34, 45, 63-65, 149-150, 189). Baha'i Prayers (Short Obligatory Prayer, Long Obligatory Prayer, Prayer for America). The Scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joseph Smith's Story (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith--History 1 1-22, 25-35, 40-47, 59-62, 67-74). The First Description of the Book of Mormon (Book of Mormon, original title page). The Coming of Jesus Christ in 34 C.E. to the New World (Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 11.1-41). Destruction of the Nephites and Burial of the Golden Plates (Book of Mormon, "Mormon" 6:1-3, 6-11, 16-22). Preparations for the Trek to Utah (Doctrine and Covenants, 136.1-11, 17-24, 30-42). The Essence of Latter-day Saint Teaching (Pearl of Great Price, "Articles of Faith" 1-13). Church Pronouncements on Polygamy and Men of African Descent (Doctrine and Covenants, Official Declarations of 1890 and 1978). The Scripture of Christian Science. Introduction to Christian Science Scripture and to the Work of Mary Baker Eddy (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Preface). The Essence of Christian Science Teaching (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Recapitulation"). Prayer and Its Role (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Prayer"). Interpretation of Genesis 1 (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Genesis"). Two Testimonials to Healing (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Fruitage"). The Scripture of the Unification Church. Dual Characteristics of the Universe and of Human Beings (Divine Principle 1.1.1.1). The Purpose of the Creation of the Universe (Divine Principle 1.1.3.1). The Spiritual and Physical Falls of Adam and Eve (Divine Principle 1.2.2.1-2). The Restoration of Humanity (Divine Principle 1.3, Introduction). Salvation through the Second Messiah, the True Parent (Divine Principle 2, Introduction). The Advent of the Second Messiah as a Korean (Divine Principle 2.6, Introduction; 2.6.3.2-3). Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Scriptures in Film. Companion Website.

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"Synopsis" by , With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, you will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred books from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to scriptures new religious movements including: Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church. One-Liner ? Faculty Description This comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions puts religious texts into context, showing students how religions are practiced today and how they have evolved over time. One-Liner ? Student Description This comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions puts religious texts into context, showing how religions are practiced today and how they have evolved over time.
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