Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems

An Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems


A Pilgrimage to the Sacred Space: An Introduction to World Religions and
Belief System brings the students into an encounter with eight of the world’s religious traditions: Hindu Dharma, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In this book, the authors make use of the analogy of learners as pilgrims on a lifelong spiritual journey of the spirit, encountering various sacred spaces before making the voyage home.

“Religion is one among a significant variety of ways through which human beings seek fulfilment as well as answers to their ultimate questions. Each particular religion is a worldview through which human beings see themselves and their ultimate purpose and engage with their fellow beings (human and nonhuman). Rooted in and shaped by a specific historico-cultural context and language, this worldview manifests itself in the creed, code, cult, and community structure of each religion.”

Authors: Maria Teresita R. Rapadas and Christian B. Manaloto

Project Director: Elineth Elizabeth L. Suarez, Ed.D.

Copyright 2016

ISBN: 978-971-06-3913-7



Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems (Padayon Series)

The textbook faithfully follows the K to 12 curriculum design for the course Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems. It explores the main teachings and practices, as well as the origins and challenges of eight major world religions, namely, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism. Its overarching objective is two-fold: to promote mutual understanding and respect among
followers of these different religions, and to cultivate a profound appreciation of the uniqueness and differences of these religions.


Author: Napoleon M. Mabaquiao, Jr., PhD

Copyright 2016

ISBN: 978-971-06-3962-5