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Studying Religion: An Introduction Through Cases

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    EH

    This review is more of the actual edition of this book - don't bother purchasing or renting it if you planned on using it on your Nook because it won't work. You are forced to read this textbook (and virtually all others that are labeled as 'textbooks' by BN) on the computer and cannot access them on the Nook. I am sure there are ways to do so, but in the case of this book I cannot figure it out. Complete waste of money, for both the Nook and the textbook since I can't use the Nook to read my textbooks. Fair warning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Recommended

    I read this book completely for a comparative religion class. This book teaches you how to study religion in general. It does not compare all the major religions to each other. All the chapters are arranged in a similar manner with two different religions compared to each other for the topic under discussion and then followed by a case study. As such it tends to bounce around from the Lakota Sioux to St. Anselm to something else. The book has end-notes and not footnotes. I much prefer footnotes so I'm not flipping back and forth all the time. Kessler also makes some statements that could use a note where none are given. Some religious topics are not covered that I would like to have seen such as the economic side of things. But maybe this is not the book for that. Kessler knows his stuff but there tends to be a bias toward obscure religions and even though "secular humanism" is beefed up from the previous edition, it is still given short shrift in my opinion. Finally, a big drawback is the cost for a book of only 325 pages. But I do recommend the book if you can afford it.

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