eBook Berkshire Essentials: Religion and Belief Systems in World History, 1st Edition

  • William H. McNeill
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  • ISBN-10: 1614729972
  • ISBN-13: 9781614729976
  • DDC: 200.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Religion and Belief Systems in World History, a Berkshire Essential, explores humanity's desire for spiritual sustenance in prehistory. Based on archaeological evidence of gravesites dating to over 70,000 years ago, many neuroscientists believe humans are hard-wired to seek meaning through rites and ceremonies, myth and symbols, ideas and behaviors.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter: Part 1.
Other Frontmatter: Part 2.
Contents.
About this “Berkshire Essentials” Volume.
1: Introduction: Religion and Belief Systems in World History.
2: Abraham.
3: African American and Caribbean Religions.
4: African Religions.
5: Animism.
6: Augustine, Saint.
7: Bahá’í.
8: Buddha.
9: Buddhism.
10: Chinese Traditional Religion.
11: Christian Orthodoxy.
12: Confucianism.
13: Creation Myths.
14: Daoism.
15: Ecumenicism.
16: Hinduism.
17: Islam.
18: Jainism.
19: Jesus.
20: Judaism.
21: Laozi.
22: Latter‑Day Saints.
23: Law, Sacred.
24: Mahavira.
25: Manichaeism.
26: Millennialism.
27: Missionaries.
28: Moses.
29: Muhammad.
30: Mysticism.
31: Native American Religions.
32: Paul, Saint.
33: Pentecostalism.
34: Pilgrimage.
35: Protestantism.
36: Religion and Government.
37: Religion and War.
38: Religious Freedom.
39: Religious Fundamentalism.
40: Religious Syncretism.
41: Roman Catholicism.
42: Shamanism.
43: Shinto.
44: Sikhism.
45: Thomas Aquinas, Saint.
46: Zionism.
47: Zoroastrianism.
Index.
Editorial Board and Staff.
Author Credits.