Understanding the Religions of the World (PDF) provides a new approach to the study of religion which moves away from the purely descriptive and instead assists students understand how religions actually ‘work’. Including all the main faith traditions, it merges historical context, contemporary beliefs and practices, and original theory, with several study features and valuable overviews.
- A major new student-focused textbook focusing on contemporary practices and beliefs of world religions
- Combines original theory by arguing that each religion operates according to its own order and logic and that they fulfill our requirement for a point of orientation
- Brings together a group of experts to provide uniquely comprehensive coverage of religious traditions, including the religions of Oceania and African religions, which are hardly covered in detail
“The headlines in our everyday news make it all too obvious that our world is in dire need of greater understanding of the variety of religions in history and today. The approach and the resources in Understanding the Religions of the World are helpful aids for college students and teachers in their efforts to meet the trials of understanding religions from the inside out.” — Charles Hallisey, Harvard University
“Religion is a significant topic in today’s world. Knowing the fundamentals of the world’s religions is to gain access to some of the greatest philosophers of all time about some of the most important matters to all people everywhere. To learn the history of the eminent faith traditions is to become familiar with the history of the human race and to see where it has come from. And by becoming acquainted with the beliefs of these faith traditions, one can become an inhabitant of the world and see where we, as a race, might soon be. But where can one find a suitable guide to this important subject? The answer is now clear. In this ebook!” — Erik W. Larson, Florida International University
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