World Religions: Beliefs Behind Today's Headlines (Revised and Updated Edition), by John T. Catoir
This book succinctly introduces ancient religions, especially Egyptian, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Far Eastern traditions (Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism). 160pp Paper
The daily papers are full of news - often negative - about the followers of many religions. We read about conflicts among Christian, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs and many others. Still, the headlines stimulate questions: Who are these people? What are they like? What do they believe? If we are to understand the world in which we live and come to a deeper appreciation and love of others, an awareness of their religious worldview is indispensable.
"Helpful features are its inclusion of texts from the various religious literatures in non-scholarly translation and 'Questions to Think About' at the end of each chapter." - Eugene J. Fisher, Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, National Conference of Catholic Bishops 160pp Paper (2004/Original Publication 1994))
About the Author(s) Former Director of The Christophers (1978-1995), manager for three years of Eva's Village (a poverty program in Paterson, New Jersey which feeds over 700 persons daily), and Founder of St. Jude's Media Ministry which from 1995 to the present has aired on 1025 stations from Maine to Hawaii, Father John T. Catoir has dedicated the better part of his priestly ministry to using the mass media of communications (Press: countless magazine articles, weekly newspaper columns, nearly a dozen books on practical approaches to spirituality; Television: Christopher Closeups and various TV spots; as well as Radio) to encourage people of all faiths and no particular faith to believe in their ability to change themselves and the world for the better with the help of God. This is his seventh book for Alba House. His other titles include: God Delights in You, Dios Se Complace en Ti, Enjoy the Lord, Where Do You Stand With the Church?, World Religions and Stations of the Cross for the New Millennium, and Enjoy Your Precious Life.