World Religions (Scm Core Texts Series)
This book looks at the history, belief and practice of each world religion. Including consideration of sub-sections within traditions, it contains subgroups and further subdivisions. It presents a portrait of the major traditions, and gives the scope of religion in...
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This book looks at the history, belief and practice of each world religion. Including consideration of sub-sections within traditions, it contains subgroups and further subdivisions. It presents a portrait of the major traditions, and gives the scope of religion in the human experience.
This is an introductory textbook looking at the twelve major world religious traditions. Each religion is considered in three equal parts: its history, beliefs and practices. In an introductory book such as this, only a broad description is given, and it will undoubtedly apply more to the majority tradition than a small subgroup within it. However the book is written with subgroups and further subdivisions in mind, and aims to be as inclusive as possible in its descriptions of histories, beliefs and practices. The book is designed with the undergraduate in mind, and presents a clear and condensed portrait of the major traditions whilst giving a sense of the importance and scope of religion in the human experience. Each chapter follows a consistent format for ease of use. The pages are laid out with boxed features on the right side of right-facing pages which provide short summaries of the major features of each religion; these are designed as quick study aids and a fast entry into the world of religious traditions.
The book also comes with a CD-ROM
Hillary Rodrigues (Ph.D., McMaster University, Hamilton) specializes in Hinduism. He is a professor in the Religious Studies department at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches courses in various Eastern Religions and in aspects of Asian philosophy and literature. He is the author of several scholarly articles and books including Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess, Insight and Religious Mind and with Thomas A. Robinson, A World Religions Reader.
Thomas A. Robinson (Ph.D., McMaster University, Hamilton) is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge, and has done his major research in Turkey, having particular interest in the cities of western Asia Minor and the city of Antioch and the development of Christianity in the pre-Constantinian period. He has authored Greek Verb Endings: A Reverse Index and World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials.