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World Religions Today - 2nd edition

World Religions Today (ISBN10: 0195176995; ISBN13: 9780195176995)
ISBN13: 978-0195176995
ISBN10: 0195176995

Summary: The twenty-first century is witnessing a resurgence and globalization of religion. Around the world, religion has become an increasingly more important and pervasive force in personal and public life, and faith and politics now play a powerful role in international affairs. Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, World Religions Today, Second Edition, explores eight major religious traditions as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals ...show more and in the collective experience of modern societies. Covering historical details more succinctly than the previous edition, this volume features revised chapters on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and East Asian Religions and adds two new chapters, on Primal Religions and New Religions. It also integrates material on Osama bin Laden, global terrorism, the Iraq War, and other recent world events into the chapter on Islam. Moving beyond many books in the field--which focus on the historical origins and ancient development of the classical traditions of each religion--World Religions Today, Second Edition, takes a fresh approach. The book uses historical coverage of the religious traditions as a framework to help students understand how faiths have evolved to the present day and continue to have an impact on belief, politics, and society. It connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices but also shows how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world. To help students grasp what might be "new" about the emerging era of religious life in the twenty-first century, the authors open each discussion with a contemporary scenario of religious experience that illustrates the tension between premodern views and modernity. World Religions Today, Second Edition, includes a general introduction that provides essential background information for students. Incorporating many pedagogical aids--timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, and a glossary of key terms--this edition also features approximately 200 photographs and two new eight-page full-color inserts. A Companion Website contains student resources including chapter summaries, self-quizzes, and links to additional sources. An Instructor's Manual (available on the website and also in a printed version) offers chapter summaries, pedagogical suggestions, and exam questions and answers. Ideal for undergraduate courses in world religions and comparative religion, World Religions Today, Second Edition, emphasizes the interconnectedness of faith, culture, politics, and society, providing a peerless examination of the diverse ways in which contemporary human beings are religious. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 10/15/2005
International: No

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Very good Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, World Religions Today, Fourth Edition, explores major religious traditions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, E ...show moreast Asian Religions, indigenous religions, and new religions--as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world. The authors combine thorough coverage of the historical background of each religion with up-to-the-minute discussions of its current practices. The volume is enhanced by numerous pedagogical aids--text boxes, timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading--and more than 200 photographs. Clean copy w/ minor signs of use-tight binding-We ship out fast daily ...show less
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