Eastern Wisdom

Eastern Wisdom

An Illustrated Guide to the Religions and Philosophies of the East

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Introducing the practices of Eastern Hinduism, Shintoism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, a lavishly illustrated volume is complemented by full-color reproductions of sacred art, architecture, symbols, landscapes, ceremonies, and festivals.

Book News
An introduction to the history of five Eastern belief systems Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto and their roles in the cultures of the East, emphasizing the key themes and ideas of each tradition and overviewing sacred texts, gods and goddesses, places of worship, and holy days and rituals. Includes numerous color photos, paintings, and maps. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Eastern Wisdom illuminates the main philosophies and faiths of Asia, from the Hindu traditions of India and Buddhism in its many variations to the Confucian and Daoist beliefs of China and the Shinto religion of Japan. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated with striking full-color images, the book explores these ancient and enduring traditions from their historical and mythical origins to the forms in which they exist today.
Each chapter focuses on a single tradition, examining its main beliefs and placing them in the social and historical contexts from which they emerged. Views of the individual and society, nature, and the universe are clearly presented, illuminating such concepts as karma, reincarnation, and immortality.
The chapters also explore the wide-ranging manifestations of these traditions, from the energetic festivals of the Shinto faith to the serene monasticism of the Zen Buddhists to the indiscernible but omnipresent philosophical discipline of the Confucians. Through words and pictures, Eastern Wisdom captures the richness and complexity of the Asian world, offering a vivid collage of Eastern beliefs and ritual.

Baker
& Taylor

Provides an introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 1996
ISBN: 9780805046472
080504647X
Branch Call Number: 291.095 EAS
Characteristics: 176p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29cm
Additional Contributors: Littleton, C. Scott

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