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Cambridge Studies of Religion Stage 6 Second Edition


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Guides students to a greater understanding of the origins, beliefs, text, ethics, practices and people of the world’s most wide-reaching religions.

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18 August 2011

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  • Preliminary pages

  • Chapter 1 The nature of religion

  • Chapter 2 Religion in Australia: Pre-1945

  • Chapter 3 Religion in Australia: Post-1945

  • Chapter 4 Buddhism: the basic facts

  • Chapter 5 Buddhism: depth study

  • Chapter 6 Christianity: the basic facts

  • Chapter 7 Christianity: depth study

  • Chapter 8 Hinduism: the basic facts

  • Chapter 9 Hinduism: depth study

  • Chapter 10 Islam: the basic facts

  • Chapter 11 Islam: depth study

  • Chapter 12 Judaism: the basic facts

  • Chapter 13 Judaism: depth study

  • Chapter 14 Religions of ancient origin

  • Chapter 15 Religion and peace

  • Chapter 16 Religion and non-religion

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    Chapter 1

    Canadian news
    Nan Tien temple Australia
    Aboriginal art and culture tourism Victoria

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    Christian Research Association

    Chapter 4

    Buddhist Council of NSW
    When happiness doesn't make you happy

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

    Abstinence clearinghouse

    Chapter 8

    The Hindu universe
    Join the Hindu renaissance

    Chapter 9

    Hindu Scared scriptures
    Amritapuri's home page

    Chapter 10

    Islam and Muslims
    A brief illustrated guide to understanding Islam and the Qur'an
    Islam information

    Chapter 11

    Al Ghazali's website
    Hafiz life and poetry

    Chapter 12

    Jewish Board of deputies

    Chapter 13

    The Jewish encyclopedia
    The Guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides
    Jewish Ecological Coalition
    The Jewish National Fund
    Dayenu - Sydney's Jewish gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender group

    Chapter 14

    Celtic Druidism: History, beliefs, practices, myths and neopagan revival
    Egyptians: The most religious
    Seeking Native American spirituality
    M?ori religion and spirituality by Edward Shortland (1882)
    The M?ori spirituality
    Lord of the Sky-King of the Earth: Zulu traditional religion and belief in the sky god by Irving Hex
    African traditional religion
    Zoroastrianism: Founded by Zarathushtra

    Chapter 15

    Friends (Quakers) and peace by Bill Samuel
    Network of Christian peace organisations
    Information on the Al Qaeda Handbook

    Chapter 16

    The Theosophical Society in Australia
    Center for studies on new religions
    The Raelian movement

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