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Title:
The Routledge dictionary of religious & spiritual quotations
Author:
Parrinder, Geoffrey.
Uniform Title:
Dictionary of religious & spiritual quotations.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2000]

©2000
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xiii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
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First published: A dictionary of religious & spiritual quotations. London : Routledge, c1990.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780415233934
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Book

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How did the universe come to exist? What is the nature of its creator? Is there a purpose to human existence? What is it to live a good life?
The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotationsoffers not just one, but many, answers to these questions. Geoffrey Parrinder has drawn on all the great books of world religions - the Bible, the Qur'an, Zoroastrian Gathas, Hindu Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Jewish Mishnah, Sikh Adi Granth and Chinese Tao Te Ching - in this collection of over 3000 quotations. Discover the words of prophets, scholars and mystics on matters spiritual and moral, as well as Plato on sexuality, Freud on religion and Gandhi on violence.
Originally published in 1990, The Routledge Dictionary of Religious Quotationsis now reissued with a new preface by Geoffrey Parrinder.


Author Notes

Geoffrey Parrinder is Emeritus Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at the University of London


Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introductionp. 1
1. What is Religion?p. 1
2. The Origins of Religionp. 2
I. Religious Forms
3. Non-Scriptural Religionsp. 5
4. Historical Religionsp. 6
5. Monotheismp. 7
6. Polytheismp. 8
7. Dualism--Twin Godsp. 8
8. Pantheism--Monismp. 9
9. Animism--Manap. 11
10. Totemismp. 12
11. Taboop. 13
12. Magicp. 14
13. Witchcraftp. 15
14. Superstitionp. 16
15. Atheism and Irreligionp. 17
16. Agnosticism and Humanismp. 18
17. Dogmatismp. 20
18. Syncretism--Minglingp. 20
19. Relations between Religionsp. 22
II. The Supernatural
20. Godp. 25
21. Godsp. 26
22. Goddessesp. 28
23. Angelsp. 29
24. Spiritsp. 29
25. Demons and Devilsp. 30
26. Spirit-Possession and Exorcismp. 31
III. The Nature of God
27. Beingp. 33
28. Transcendencep. 34
29. Immanencep. 35
30. Incarnation--Avatarp. 36
31. Triads and Trinityp. 37
32. Creatorp. 38
33. Parentp. 39
34. Spiritp. 40
35. Lightp. 40
36. Almightyp. 41
37. Omnisciencep. 41
38. Goodness and Gracep. 42
39. Compassion and Mercyp. 43
40. Divine Lovep. 44
41. Providencep. 45
42. Predestination and Fatep. 46
IV. The Universe
43. In the Beginningp. 48
44. Creationp. 49
45. Naturep. 50
46. The First Human Beingsp. 52
47. Primeval Floodp. 53
48. The Last Daysp. 54
49. New Worldsp. 55
V. Humanity
50. Human Naturep. 57
51. The Human Bodyp. 58
52. Soul and Spiritp. 60
VI. The Sacred
53. Placesp. 62
54. Symbols and Imagesp. 63
55. Relicsp. 63
56. Holy Daysp. 64
57. Festivalsp. 65
58. Iconoclasmp. 66
VII. Sacred Persons
59. Charismap. 67
60. Prophetsp. 68
61. Shamansp. 69
62. Teachers and Gurusp. 70
63. Saintsp. 71
64. Martyrsp. 72
65. Priests and Clergyp. 73
66. Preachersp. 74
67. Monks and Nunsp. 74
VIII. Sacred Words
68. Myths and Legendsp. 76
69. Revelationp. 77
70. Scripturesp. 78
71. Beliefp. 79
72. Creedsp. 80
IX. Sacred Actions
73. Worshipp. 82
74. Liturgy and Ritualp. 83
75. Sacrifice and Sacramentp. 84
76. Musicp. 85
X. Spirituality
77. Religious Experiencep. 88
78. Mysticismp. 89
79. Salvation and Conversionp. 90
80. Piety and Holinessp. 91
81. Devotion and Communionp. 92
82. Miraclesp. 93
83. Visionsp. 94
84. Dreamsp. 96
XI. Spiritual Exercises
85. Prayerp. 98
86. Prayer for the Deadp. 99
87. Meditationp. 100
88. Yoga and Zenp. 102
89. Asceticism and World-Denialp. 102
90. Fastingp. 103
91. Pilgrimagep. 104
XII. Religious Community
92. Peoplep. 106
93. Churchp. 107
94. Orthodoxy and Establishmentp. 108
95. Schism, Sects and Reformp. 110
96. Persecutionp. 112
97. Tolerationp. 113
98. Proselytization and Missionsp. 114
99. Unity and Ecumenismp. 116
100. Decline of Religionp. 117
101. Renewal of Religionp. 118
102. Education and Teachingp. 119
103. Care of the Sickp. 120
XIII. Religious Philosophy
104. Philosophyp. 122
105. Reason and Mindp. 123
106. Questions and Speculationp. 124
107. Sciencep. 126
108. Sufferingp. 127
109. Freewillp. 128
110. Doubtp. 129
111. Proofs of Godp. 130
XIV. Virtue and the Good
112. Lists of Virtuesp. 132
113. The Rightp. 133
114. Dutyp. 134
115. Truth and Wisdomp. 135
116. Beauty and Artp. 136
117. Justicep. 137
118. Goodness and Mercyp. 138
119. Faithp. 139
120. Hopep. 140
121. Charityp. 141
122. Lovep. 142
XV. Morality
123. The Wayp. 144
124. The Golden Rulep. 145
125. Commandmentsp. 145
126. Consciencep. 146
127. Individual Behaviourp. 147
128. Karmap. 148
129. Evil and Sinp. 148
130. Falsehoodp. 149
131. Oathsp. 150
132. Pride, Envy and Theftp. 151
133. Drunkenness and Gamblingp. 152
134. Killingp. 153
135. Suicidep. 153
136. Repentance and Confessionp. 154
137. Forgivenessp. 155
138. Reconciliation and Atonementp. 155
XVI. Men and Women
139. Parents and Childrenp. 157
140. Widows and Orphansp. 158
141. Manp. 158
142. Womanp. 159
143. Marriagep. 160
144. Polygamyp. 161
145. Divorcep. 162
146. Sexp. 162
147. Contraceptionp. 164
148. Infidelity and Adulteryp. 164
149. Prostitutionp. 165
150. Celibacyp. 166
151. Homosexualityp. 166
XVII. Society
152. Social Behaviourp. 168
153. The State and Rulersp. 169
154. Capital Punishmentp. 171
155. Warp. 172
156. Peacep. 174
157. Propertyp. 175
158. Richesp. 175
159. Povertyp. 177
160. Usury and Tradep. 178
161. Slaveryp. 179
162. Class and Racep. 181
163. Almsgivingp. 182
164. Strangersp. 182
165. Animalsp. 183
XVIII. Last Things
166. Deathp. 185
167. Judgementp. 187
168. Purgatoryp. 188
169. Heavenp. 189
170. Hellp. 190
171. The Deadp. 191
172. Ghosts and Apparitionsp. 193
173. Life after Death and Immortalityp. 194
174. Rebirth, Reincarnation and Transmigrationp. 196
175. Resurrectionp. 197
176. Nirvana, Negationp. 198
177. Eternityp. 199
Text and Author Indexp. 201
Subject Indexp. 206