The Sacred Quest

The Sacred Quest : An Invitation to the Study of Religion

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This new edition of The Sacred Quest uses a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. This work reflects a long history of use in undergraduate programs at the introductory level. Focus of the individual chapters attempts to give equal weight to both theoretical issues and to practices as they are reflected in the major religions of the world. Features new to this edition *Updated and revised material throughout *Emphasis on more contemporary issues of religion and culture *Enhanced ethical considerations *Updated bibliographiesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 153.9 x 229.1 x 9.9mm | 235.87g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130209945
  • 9780130209948

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"From my perspective, The Sacred Quest is a very 'teachable' text. I like it because it presents important information in an accurate, readable, and concise fashion. The chapters are a good length; I can be fairly certain that students will actually do the reading I assign." -- Patricia DeFerrari, Georgetown University "The authors clearly had the students in mind when writing this book. Students with little or no background can and have found this book both comprehensible and interesting. The text is highly teachable." -- -Randal Cummings, California State University, Northridgeshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Toward a Definition of Religion. 2. The Nature of the Sacred. 3. The Appearance of the Sacred. 4. The Language(s) of the Sacred. 5. Ritual. 6. Sacred Communities. 7. The Problem of Evil. 8. Religion and Morality. 9. The Quest for Salvation. Glossary. more

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