Anthology of World Religions

Anthology of World Religions : Sacred Texts and Contemporary Perspectives

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Anthology of World Religions explores the world's religious traditions by combining substantial overviews of their history, beliefs, and practices with selections from their texts and scriptures and commentary by contemporary practitioners and scholars. It covers each major religion's history, teachings, founder, leaders, practices, and the factors that are now challenging and changing it--secularism, modernism, pluralism, science, the status of women, and sectarian or factional conflicts. The introductory chapter reviews various approaches to the study of religion, defines religious terms and concepts, discusses theories of religion, and distinguishes between the insider and outsider perspectives on religious traditions. FEATURES Clear and concise writing that explains difficult concepts without oversimplifying Ample coverage of women and several readings by or about women within specific traditions Extensive pedagogy including time lines and maps, text boxes with background information or more details on relevant topics, explanatory notes before each reading, key terms, end-of-chapter study/discussion questions, and lists of suggested reading and online sources An Ancillary Resource Center containing an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides A Companion Website with resources for students including flashcards of key terms, links to further resources, self-quizzes, and discussion questionsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 188 x 231 x 20mm | 862g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195332369
  • 9780195332360

About MR Lewis Vaughn

Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition (2015), Philosophy Here and Now, Second Edition (2015), and Living Philosophy (2014), all published by Oxford University Press.show more

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"A comprehensive and expansive collection that allows for endless comparison and discovery, within and between faith traditions, and that assists students in understanding the development of those traditions across time as reflected in their own documents."--Dereck Daschke, Truman State University "Within the cacophony of religious voices throughout history and today, Vaughn's Anthology of World Religions is a steady guide. Anyone seeking to orient themselves to one of the most pervasive aspects of the human condition would be well served by this book."--James Joiner, Northern Arizona Universityshow more

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