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by Arvind Sharma

Our Religions: The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars from Each Tradition download ebook
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0060677007
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Arvind Sharma
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An essential introduction to the world's living religions by experts from each tradition - published in conjunction with the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions. Our Religions: The Seven. has been added to your Cart.

An essential introduction to the world's living religions by experts from each tradition - published in conjunction with the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions.

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Arvind Sharma is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University. Sharma's works focus on Hinduism, philosophy of religion. Arvind Sharma was born on 13 January 1940 in Varanasi, India.

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The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars from Each Tradition. Marriage Made in Heaven. The volumes includes exploratory essays on Hinduism by Arvind Sharma, Buddhism by Masao Abe, Confucianism by Tu Wei-ming, Taoism by Liu Xiaogan, Judaism by Jacob Neusner, Christianity by Harvey Cox, and Islam by Seyyed Hosein Nasr.

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An essential introduction to the world's living religions by experts from each tradition -- published in conjunction with the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions.

Reviews:
  • Quphagie
This book is must reading for anyone interested in the religions of the world but it is very long and detailed and not for the faint of heart. It requires serious commitment to this topic. This book should not be attempted before one has read a couple of more elementary comparative religion books of which I would recommend the classic Huston Smith's The World's Religions and Prothero's God Is Not One. Having been written by multiple authors, Our Religions reads unevenly although Dr. Sharma (the editor and author of the Hinduism chapter) does a nice job of making the topics covered in each section consistent although he cannot make the writing style consistent. The real standouts are Hinduism by Dr. Sharma, Christianity and Islam (although the author of the latter seems to have a chip on his shoulder regarding the West's "distortion" of Islam). I was caught off guard by Dr. Sharma's admission in the conclusion that he was tempted to convert to the religion that he was reading about as he was reading each of the chapters. Does this suggest that he doesn't have a conviction deep in his soul of the truth of Hinduism? (How could he since there are so many different "truths" of Hinduism?). I had the exact opposite reaction to Dr. Sharma's. I am convicted of the truth of Biblical Christ-centered Christianity and as I was reading, I was either bewildered or repulsed by the crazy things that the human mind and soul can believe in with the exception of course being the chapter on Christianity. Just a note on the Kindle edition. As other reviewers have noted, it is replete with typos and the use of characters from Sanskrit, Chinese and Arabic which detract from the enjoyment of what is otherwise a very worthy book.
  • Cyregaehus
The Kindle Edition of this book contains many spelling and grammatical errors. So many, in fact, that the book is difficult to read. I have previously read the print edition so I know the content to be first rate. But whatever process was used to convert the print edition to the Kindle edition is flawed. I gave it one star only because I didn't want readers of this review to think that I forgot to rate it.

The chapter on Hinduism contains many unpronounceable characters due to what appear to be scanning errors. The multiple references to belief in "Cod" are maddening and distracted from my enjoyment of this otherwise fine work.

The authors and editors would no doubt be mortified by what the Kindle conversion process has done to their work. Amazon should immediately take the Kindle Edition down and correct it then offer the corrected edition or a refund to everyone who paid for this mess.
  • Very Old Chap
The book itself is great. I like the formate, with scholars from each tradition explaining their own religious heritage, and I have found it remarkably informative for someone like me who had only a passing familiarity with most of the world's faiths other than my own. I've learned a lot from this book, and I like that I am getting an insider's view and not the perspective of someone mounting a polemic against someone else's faith, or even that of a detached outside.

But the main thing that prompted me to write this review is to let other Kindle users know that the Kindle edition is frustratingly strewn with errors. Scanning mistakes abound, "modem" instead of "modern," for example, and, surprisingly often "Cod" instead of "God." Reading about "Almighty Cod" is amusing a time or two, but it gets old quickly. In the section on Hinduism there seem to be some Hindi-specific characters that don't convert into the Kindle fonts, leaving uninterpretable squiggles in the middle of names. I hope at some point Amazon does a corrected edition and updates my digital file, but right now it's clear that no one at HarperCollins even bothered to proof-read the Kindle edition.
  • Lli
This is a great book for a broad view of 7 world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Some of the writing is quite confusing, perhaps simply due to the fact that many of these covered religions are outside of my own experience by a long way. As a Christian, this book is quite insightful and helpful to get an understanding of other religious views that dominate in areas of our world. As the world gets smaller through technology and interconnectedness, the dialogue between faiths will naturally become more important. This book helps with this dialogue.
  • Gogal
Regardless of your religious propensity or affiliation, you need to read books like this to gain a perspective of what other people believe in. Unfortunately, most members of an organized religion don't even know the tenets of their own religion, never mind the others. Just because you were born into a religion shouldn't make you afraid to question some of its ideologies and educate yourself as to what's out there beside yours. A good book for agnostics.
  • Lanionge
There is a great benefit to hearing about a religious tradition from a scholar who has chosen that tradition as his own. This is the novel approach taken in "Our Religions". All too often, a person writes a comparative book only to shake fingers at other people's faiths. I now have a new respect for Hinduism's tolerance of other religions. I have a new respect for Islam and Judaism. Each section devotes a good amount of history to the religion being covered.

Personally, I have chosen Deism for my own religious view, so I wasn't swayed by any of the writers. Although, I am most curious about Confucianism now. I am grateful to Sharma for bringing together these different traditions in a scholarly and respectful way.
  • Manazar
Good read & very interesting.
It was a gift for a friend and they loved it.