The World's Greatest Religious Leaders: How Religious Figures Helped Shape World History, 1st Edition

  • Scott Hendrix
  • Uchenna Okeja
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  • ISBN-10: 1440841381
  • ISBN-13: 9781440841385
  • DDC: 200.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 870 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

Religious leaders have shaped the course of history and deeply affected the lives of many individuals. This book offers alphabetically arranged profiles of roughly 160 religious leaders from around the world and across time, carefully chosen for their impact and importance and to maximize inclusiveness of faiths from around the world. Scholars from around the world, each one an expert in his or her field and all holding advanced degrees, came together to create an essential resource for students and for those with an interest in religion and its history. Not strictly a biographical reference that recounts the facts of religious figures' lives, the book helps users understand how the selected figures changed history. The entries are accompanied by excerpts of primary source documents and suggestions for further reading, while the book closes with a bibliography of essential print and electronic resources for further research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Timeline.
1: Abelard, Peter (1079–1142).
2: Abraham (ca. 2000 BCE).
3: Ahmad, Hamza Ibn Ali Ibn- (985-after 1021).
4: A’isha, Wife of Muhammad (A’isha Bint Abu Bakar, ca. 612–678).
5: Akhenaten (ca. 1352–1336 BCE).
6: Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus) (ca. 1200–1280).
7: Ammann, Jakob (1644-ca. 1730).
8: Arius (ca. 250–336).
9: Arminius, Jacobus (Jacob Harmenszoon) (1559/1560–1609).
10: Athanasius (295–373 CE).
11: Augustine of Hippo (354–430).
12: Babalola, Joseph Ayodele (1904-1959).
13: Baha’u’llah (1817–1892).
14: Bai, Mira (1498–1548).
15: Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153).
16: Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna (1831–1891).
17: Bodhidharma (ca. Fifth or Sixth Century CE).
18: Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906–1945).
19: Boniface (ca. 675–754).
20: Bunyan, John (1628–1688).
21: Calvin, John (1509–1564).
22: Catherine of Siena (1347–1380).
23: Chilembwe, John (ca. 1860–1915).
24: Clare of Assisi (1194–1253).
25: Colenso, John William (ca. 1814–1883).
26: Confucius (551 BCE–479 BCE).
27: Crowley, Aleister (1875–1947).
28: Crowther, Samuel (Adjai) Ajayi (ca. 1809–1891).
29: Day, Dorothy (1897–1980).
30: Dev, Guru Nanak (1469–1539).
31: Dhammananda, Bhikkhuni (1944– ).
32: Dogen, Eihei (1200–1253).
33: Dominic de Guzman (1170–1221).
34: Eddy, Mary Baker (1821–1910).
35: Edwards, Jonathan (1703–1758).
36: Esther (fl. ca. 500 BCE).
37: Ezra (Mid-Fifth Century BCE).
38: Fard, Wallace D. (1877–d. Unknown).
39: Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad (Fatima Bint Muhammad, fl. 630s).
40: Fodio, Usman Dan (ca. 1754–1817).
41: Fox, George (1624–1691).
42: Francis of Assisi (1181/1182–1226).
43: Gardner, Gerald (1884–1964).
44: Garvey, Marcus (1887–1940).
45: Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Al- (ca. 1055/1056-1111).
46: Gotama Siddhattha, the Buddha (ca. Sixth to Fourth Century BCE).
47: Graham, Billy (1918– ).
48: Grebel, Conrad (ca. 1498–1526).
49: Gregory I, Pope (the Great) (540–604).
50: Gyatso, Tenzin (ca. 1935– ).
51: Han Yu (ca. 768–824).
52: Handsome Lake (1735–1815).
53: Hildegard of Bingen (ca. 1098–1179).
54: Holmes, Ernest Shurtleff (ca. 1887–1960).
55: Hubbard, Lafayette Ronald (L. Ron) (1911–1986).
56: Huineng (ca. 638–713).
57: Hus, Jan (1372/3–1415).
58: Hutter, Jakob (ca. 1500–1536).
59: Innocent III (1160/1161–1216).
60: Isaiah (fl. 750 BCE).
61: Jain, Chandra Mohan (1931–1990).
62: Jerome (ca. 331–420).
63: Jesus (ca. 4 BCE–30 CE).
64: Joan of Arc (ca. 1412–1431).
65: John the Baptist (ca. 4 BCE–ca. 30–36 CE).
66: Jordan, Clarence (1912–1969).
67: Julian of Norwich (1342–1416).
68: Kaplan, Mordecai (1881–1983).
69: Khadija, Wife of Muhammad (Khadija Bint Khuwaylid, 595–619 CE).
70: Kimbangu, Simon (ca. 1887–1951).
71: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968).
72: Knox, John (1514–1572).
73: Kung, Hans (1928– ).
74: Labdron, Machig (ca. 1055–1153).
75: Lao-Tze (Sixth or Fifth Century BCE).
76: LaVey, Anton (1930–1997).
77: Lee, Ann (1736–1784).
78: Lee, Jarena (1783–ca. 1864).
79: Li Hongzhi (1951/1952– ).
80: Liele, George (1750–1820).
81: Luther, Martin (1483–1546).