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LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS? Discover the Real World Religions

The Table of Contents
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List of Charts i
Preface ii

Introduction
1. The Wake-Up Call 1
2. The Power of Religion 6
3. The Heart of the Matter 9
4. The State of Religions 12

Buddhism (I)
5. Traveling to Asia at Nineteen 15
6. The Three Jewels of Buddhism 19
7. In a Thai Monastery 24

China
8. Exploring China 27
9. The Spiritual Prerogative in China 30
10. Chinese Compassion in Action 39

Hinduism
11. Going to India 43
12. The Roots of Hinduism 48
13. Hindu Temple Experiences 56

Buddhism (II)
14. Buddhism in Northern India 63
15. Spiritual Weapons and Energy 70
16. Buddhist Insight Concerning the Future 76
17. God within Buddhism 78

Islam
18. The Passion Play 83
19. Islamís Submission to God 85
20. The Historical and Spiritual Context of Muhammad and Islam 89
21. Muslims 95

Judaism
22. Israel and Judaism 103
23. Studying with the Hasidic in Safed 114
24. Abraham 119
25. Human Sacrifice 123
26. Semites in Egypt 126
27. God, Baal, and Satan Worship 132
28. Moses and Monotheism in Egypt 137
29. Aaron, the Exodus and Israel 147
30. Readings from the Old Testament 152

Christianity
31. The Roots of Christianity 159
32. Prophecy and the Jewish Historical Context 167
33. Jesus 175
34. Early Developments within Christianity 188
35. Seeing Strength and Conflict within Christianity 194
36. The Spiritual Depth of Jesus 198
37. Jerusalem and What Happens Next 208

Conclusion
38. To the Core of Life and Death 221
39. Set First Things First 224
40. Finales 231

Appendix
A. Studies and Travel 235
B. More on the Religious Statistics from Chapter 4 238

Bibliography 241
Index 245

Charts

The State of Religions (statistics on the world religions) 13
The State of Religions in the United States 14
The 3 Jewels or Facets of Buddhism 20
The Basis for the I Ching 33
God within Hinduism 51
Stages of Life (Hindu) 54
Wheel of Life (Buddhist) 66
Approximate Chronology of Semites in Egypt 127
God and Semites in Egypt 134
Moses (Mosis) in Hieroglyphs 141
The Working of an Oracle (Isaiah) 161
Judgement Scene from the Egyptian Book of the Dead 165
Map (of the seven churches in the Book of Revelations) 214
The Dynamics of Religion 227

 

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