Religions of the East

Paths to Enlightenment
Author(s): Stephen Prothero
Genre: Religion
Imprint: Modern Scholar
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.28 hours)
Product Number: Z00247
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781449868666
Narrator/s: Stephen Prothero
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The main aim of this introductory course to the principle religions of Asia is to cultivate a basic literacy in Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. Professor Stephen Prothero explores the origins of these religious traditions in Asia, their impact on the societies of the region, and their transplantation to the United States. He focuses on three related issues: why religion matters, what the term "religion" means, and how Asian religions-especially Buddhism and Confucianism-wonderfully complicate that term.

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Stephen Prothero
Narrator(s): Stephen Prothero
Genre: Religion
Product Number UC069
Released: Dec 28, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419358708
Study Guide
Author(s): Stephen Prothero
Genre: Religion
Product Number UT069
Released: Feb 02, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419358715

Professional reviews

"Professor Stephen Prothero of Boston University gives us an introduction to the major religions of Asia and how they have been transplanted to the United States. Included with the lectures is a well-produced course guide that has illustrations and sources for further study. Again, these are lectures and, as far as that goes, Prothero does a splendid job. He has an understated but infectious enthusiasm for his subject that makes one want to listen and find out more. He is confident with his material, as one would expect, and has the ability to make his lecture seem as though he is talking with listeners rather than reading into a microphone. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"