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This books is the result of concerted teamwork among the academia staff of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Nairobi between 1986 and 1990. The Project was prompted by the necessity to produce relevant and comprehensive textbooks for the undergraduate degree programme. The book has remained in demand, confirming the relevance and quality of its content covering the whole range of major religions of the world with extensive geographical and historical acope. It includes a specific section on African Religion, thus placing the African Religious Heritage within the mainstream of the comparative study of the world�s religions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface to the Second Edition
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Section I - General Introduction and Theories of the Origin of Religion
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. The Scope of Comparative Religion
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 3-14
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  1. 2. Theories of the Origin of Religion
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 15-22
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  1. Section II - Religions of Pre-Literate Peoples Outside Africa
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 3. Religion of Eskimos
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 25-30
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  1. 4. Religion of the Indigenous Australians
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 31-34
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  1. 5. Religion of the Indigenous Americans
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 35-42
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  1. Section III - African Religion
  2. pp. 43-44
  1. 6. Earlier Studies of African Religion
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 45-50
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  1. 7. Nature and Structure of African Religion
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 51-54
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  1. 8. The Conception of God in African Religion
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 55-60
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  1. 9. The Conceptions of Divinities and Spirits
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 61-66
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  1. Section IV - Religions of India
  2. pp. 67-68
  1. 10. Pre-Vedic Elements in Hinduism
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 69-74
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  1. 11. Vedic Hinduism
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 75-82
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  1. 12. Classical Hinduism
  2. E.M. Kasiera
  3. pp. 83-94
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  1. 13. Origins and Teachings of Jainism
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 95-104
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  1. 14. The Lay Aspect of Jainism
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 105-110
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  1. 15. The Origins of Buddhism
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 111-116
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  1. 16. The Enlightenment of the Buddha
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 117-122
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  1. 17. The Philosophical Foundation of Buddhist Teaching
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 123-130
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  1. 18. The Spread of Buddhism, and its Scriptures
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 131-136
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  1. 19. The Origin of Sikhism
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 137-142
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  1. 20. Sikhism after Nanak
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 143-150
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  1. Section V - Religions of the Far East
  2. pp. 151-152
  1. 21. Confucianism
  2. D.W. Waruta
  3. pp. 153-160
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  1. 22. Taoism
  2. D.W. Waruta
  3. pp. 161-166
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  1. 23. Shintoism
  2. D.W. Waruta
  3. pp. 167-170
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  1. 24. Mahayana Buddhism
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 171-178
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  1. 25. The Spread of Mahayana Buddhism to Northern Lands
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 179-184
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  1. 26. Some of the Main Sects of Busshism in Japan
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 185-190
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  1. 27. Buddhism in Tibet
  2. S.G. Kibicho
  3. pp. 191-196
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  1. Section IV - Religions of the Near East
  2. pp. 197-198
  1. 28. The Rise of Zoroastrianism
  2. D.W. Waruta
  3. pp. 199-204
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  1. 29. The Teachings of Zarathustra
  2. D.W. Waruta
  3. pp. 205-214
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  1. 30. The Evolution of Judaism
  2. B.J. Ekeya
  3. pp. 215-224
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  1. 31. Basic Teachings and Practice of Judaism
  2. B.J. Ekeya
  3. pp. 225-238
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  1. 32. The Religious and Cultural Background of Early Christianity
  2. G.E.M. Ogutu
  3. pp. 239-244
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  1. 33. Christ and the Church He Founded
  2. G.E.M. Ogutu
  3. pp. 245-252
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  1. 34. Growth and Spread of Christianity
  2. G.E.M. Ogutu
  3. pp. 253-260
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  1. 35. The Religious Heritage of Arabia Before and During Muhammad's Time
  2. J.N.K Mugambi
  3. pp. 261-268
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  1. 36. Muhammad as the Founder of Islam
  2. J. N. K. Mugambi
  3. pp. 269-276
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  1. 37. Islam: A Living World Religion
  2. D.W. Waruta
  3. pp. 277-282
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  1. Section VII - Comparative Study of Some Major Themes
  2. pp. 283-284
  1. 38. Creative Act of God
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 285-294
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  1. 39. Forms of Theism
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 295-304
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  1. 40. Models of Relationship
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 305-314
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  1. 41. The Nature and Destiny of Man
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 315-324
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  1. 42. Good and Evil
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 325-334
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  1. 43. Salvation
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 335-340
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  1. 44. Death
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 341-348
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  1. 45. Immortality of the Soul
  2. J.J. Ongong’a
  3. pp. 349-354
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  1. Section VIII - The Present State of Religion and Future Prospects
  2. pp. 355-356
  1. 46. The State of Religion in the Contemporary World
  2. J.N.K. Mugambi
  3. pp. 357-364
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  1. 47. The Future of Religion
  2. J.N.K. Mugambi
  3. pp. 365-372
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 373-378
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 379-390
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789966792389
Related ISBN
9789966846891
MARC Record
OCLC
912317910
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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