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Comparative Religion
Comparative Religion
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From the Jacket:

The book is primarily meant for the use of Honours and Post-graduate students of Philosophy and Religion of the Indian Universities. Most of the books that are available on the subject dwell more upon the history of the origin and growth of the different religions rather than upon the basic principles, beliefs and practices that these religions inculcate and emphasize. Instead of going into the history of religions the author deals with certain specific topics relating to the important beliefs and practices of the followers of these religions, making the approach topical rather than historical. To make the study really comparative a separate chapter has been added which compares the religions on the specific topics taken up in the book. Towards the end the author has attempted to assess the possibility of a Universal Religion. The book is written in lucid style and contains much useful and interesting material for students as well as general readers.

CONTENTS

Forewordv
Preface

vii
Chapter I :Comparative Religion : Nature, Aims and Objectives

1
Chapter II :Hinduism8
Introductory8
Basic features of Hinduism as a religion11
God13
World16
Man20
Evil and suffering22
Life after Death25
Human destiny28
Hindu Ethics, ways of prayer, rituals etc.30
Principal sects

36
Chapter III :Buddhism43
Introductory43
Basic features of Buddhism as a religion47
God50
World51
Man52
Evil and suffering54
Life after Death57
Ultimate human destiny59
Buddhist discipline61
Principal sects

67
Chapter IV :Jainism70
Introduction70
Basic features of Jainism as a religion72
God73
World74
Man75
Evil and suffering77
Life after Death78
Ultimate destiny79
Jain discipline80
Principal sects

88
Chapter V :Zoroastrianism90
Introductory90
Basic features of Zoroastrianism as a religion92
God93
World95
Man96
Evil and suffering98
Life after Death99
Ultimate destiny100
Ethics and ways of prayer etc.101
Sects

102
Chapter VI :Judaism104
Introduction104
Basic features of Judaism as a religion108
God109
World112
Man114
Evil and suffering116
Life after Death119
Human destiny122
Judaic discipline124
Principal sects

128
Chapter VII :Christianity130
Introduction130
Basic features of Christianity as a religion132
God133
World136
Man138
Evil and suffering139
Life after Death141
Human destiny143
Ethics and ways of prayer etc.143
Principle sects

148
Chapter VIII :Islam153
Introduction153
Basic features of Islam as a religion155
God156
World159
Man159
Evil and suffering161
Life after Death163
Human destiny164
Islamic discipline165
Principle sects

169
Chapter IX :Sikhism173
Introduction173
Basic features of Sikhism as a religion175
God177
World179
Man181
Evil and suffering182
Life after Death183
Ultimate destiny185
The Sikh discipline187
Sects

189
Chapter X :Comparison and Appraisal191
God192
World198
Man200
Evil and suffering203
Life after Death207
Human destiny210
Ethical and other disciplines

213
Chapter XI :The Possibility of Universal Religion215

Comparative Religion

Item Code:
IDE181
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
8120802934
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
237
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From the Jacket:

The book is primarily meant for the use of Honours and Post-graduate students of Philosophy and Religion of the Indian Universities. Most of the books that are available on the subject dwell more upon the history of the origin and growth of the different religions rather than upon the basic principles, beliefs and practices that these religions inculcate and emphasize. Instead of going into the history of religions the author deals with certain specific topics relating to the important beliefs and practices of the followers of these religions, making the approach topical rather than historical. To make the study really comparative a separate chapter has been added which compares the religions on the specific topics taken up in the book. Towards the end the author has attempted to assess the possibility of a Universal Religion. The book is written in lucid style and contains much useful and interesting material for students as well as general readers.

CONTENTS

Forewordv
Preface

vii
Chapter I :Comparative Religion : Nature, Aims and Objectives

1
Chapter II :Hinduism8
Introductory8
Basic features of Hinduism as a religion11
God13
World16
Man20
Evil and suffering22
Life after Death25
Human destiny28
Hindu Ethics, ways of prayer, rituals etc.30
Principal sects

36
Chapter III :Buddhism43
Introductory43
Basic features of Buddhism as a religion47
God50
World51
Man52
Evil and suffering54
Life after Death57
Ultimate human destiny59
Buddhist discipline61
Principal sects

67
Chapter IV :Jainism70
Introduction70
Basic features of Jainism as a religion72
God73
World74
Man75
Evil and suffering77
Life after Death78
Ultimate destiny79
Jain discipline80
Principal sects

88
Chapter V :Zoroastrianism90
Introductory90
Basic features of Zoroastrianism as a religion92
God93
World95
Man96
Evil and suffering98
Life after Death99
Ultimate destiny100
Ethics and ways of prayer etc.101
Sects

102
Chapter VI :Judaism104
Introduction104
Basic features of Judaism as a religion108
God109
World112
Man114
Evil and suffering116
Life after Death119
Human destiny122
Judaic discipline124
Principal sects

128
Chapter VII :Christianity130
Introduction130
Basic features of Christianity as a religion132
God133
World136
Man138
Evil and suffering139
Life after Death141
Human destiny143
Ethics and ways of prayer etc.143
Principle sects

148
Chapter VIII :Islam153
Introduction153
Basic features of Islam as a religion155
God156
World159
Man159
Evil and suffering161
Life after Death163
Human destiny164
Islamic discipline165
Principle sects

169
Chapter IX :Sikhism173
Introduction173
Basic features of Sikhism as a religion175
God177
World179
Man181
Evil and suffering182
Life after Death183
Ultimate destiny185
The Sikh discipline187
Sects

189
Chapter X :Comparison and Appraisal191
God192
World198
Man200
Evil and suffering203
Life after Death207
Human destiny210
Ethical and other disciplines

213
Chapter XI :The Possibility of Universal Religion215

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