By Robert E. Van Voorst
ANTHOLOGY of global SCRIPTURES is a complete choice of scriptures from the key international religions, together with: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to scriptures from more moderen spiritual events. The textual content provides scripture readings in context, supplying you with a framework that exhibits how each one faith is really practiced at the present time, in addition to its historical past, teachings, association, ethics and rituals. The readings are supported by means of introductions, learn questions, glossaries, and proposals for additional interpreting, supplying extra instruments for overview.
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These speculations were considered unsuitable for open knowledge and so were made in the privacy of the forest. Some Aranyakas have been incorporated into the Upanishads. The Upanishads [oo-PAH-nee-shahds] form the final part of Shruti. One hundred twenty-three Upanishads have survived, but only thirteen have been influential in Hindu history. The Upanishads are philosophical treatments on cosmic reality and sometimes feature debates between opposing teachers. Their emphasis is on selfdenial as a way to find religious truth—the way of asceticism.
To encounter scriptures. It presents different ways of studying and learning—for example, the ability to search a text electronically. The Internet by its structure encourages exploration. Some sites are fully interactive, allowing students to ask questions and participate in online discussion groups. Finally, but not least, when students explore a religion site sponsored by its followers, the perspective provided there is likely to be a bit more that of an ‘‘insider’’ than classroom or textbook descriptions.
25 However, this conclusion is not as accurate when applied to new religious movements, because among them scriptures often do coincide with the beginnings of the movement. Fifth, scriptures are accessible in translation to English-language readers. Most of the important religious books of the world have been translated into English, and many of those that have not are now being translated. Sometimes, the translations of a certain scripture are few, but others can boast a near riot of English versions.
Anthology of World Scriptures by Robert E. Van Voorst