Monday, August 25, 2008

World Religions Study

This is the high school outline for the world religions study:

World Religions Study

Book List:

Smith, Huston; The Religions of Man (or the more recent edition of this
work: The World's Religions)
Novak, Philip; The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions
Eliade, Mircea; The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

Supplementary Books:
Boorstin, Daniel; The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination
Campbell, Joseph; The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Campbell, Joseph (with Bill Moyers); The Power of Myth
Eliade, Mircea; Patterns in Comparative Religion
Jung, Carl G.; Man and his Symbols
National Geographic Society; Great Religions of the World
Sire, James W.; The Universe Next Door
Ward, Hiley H.; My Friends' Beliefs

Monotheistic Religions:
Armstrong, Karen; A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam;
Peters, F.E.; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Primal Religions:
Neihardt, John G.; Black Elk Speaks

The Koran

Zen Buddhism:
Fast, Howard; The Art of Zen Meditation
Suzuki, D.T.; Zen Buddhism
Watts, Alan W.; The Way of Zen

Hoff, Benjamin; The Tao of Pooh; The Te of Piglet
Lao Tsu; Tao Te Ching
Waltham, Clae; Chuang Tzu: Genius of the Absurd

Week 1:

Begin Eliade's The Sacred and the Profane. Read the introduction.

Begin Smith's Religions of Man. Read the introduction.

Look through the supplementary books, familiarizing yourself with their general subject matter.

Begin your response journal. Write a response entry after each reading.

Weeks 2-6, Hinduism

Weeks 7-11, Buddhism

Weeks 12-16, Confucianism

Weeks 17-21, Taoism

Weeks 22-26, Islam

Weeks 27-32, Judaism

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