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Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures - An Interdisciplinary Approach-logo

Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures - An Interdisciplinary Approach

Irving Hexham

Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures features 26 lessons, exploring various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. A companion to the textbook Understanding World Religions by Irving Hexham, these lectures presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. With the understanding that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, Hexham guides students in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular note is Hexham’s inclusion of African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Useful for formal students and independent learners alike, Understanding World Religions Video Lectures provides an accessible introduction for anyone wanting to better understand the world’s many religions and the people who follow them.

Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures features 26 lessons, exploring various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. A companion to the textbook Understanding World Religions by Irving Hexham, these lectures presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. With the understanding that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, Hexham guides students in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular note is Hexham’s inclusion of African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Useful for formal students and independent learners alike, Understanding World Religions Video Lectures provides an accessible introduction for anyone wanting to better understand the world’s many religions and the people who follow them.
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Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions: Audio Lectures features 26 lessons, exploring various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. A companion to the textbook Understanding World Religions by Irving Hexham, these lectures presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. With the understanding that a certain degree of objectivity and critique is inherent in the study of religion, Hexham guides students in responsible ways of carrying this out. Of particular note is Hexham’s inclusion of African religions, which have frequently been absent from major religion texts. He surveys these in addition to varieties of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Useful for formal students and independent learners alike, Understanding World Religions Video Lectures provides an accessible introduction for anyone wanting to better understand the world’s many religions and the people who follow them.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Not Yet Available

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:28