Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions / Edition 9

Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions / Edition 9

by Robert S. Ellwood, Barbara A. McGraw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136017614

ISBN-13: 9780136017615

Pub. Date: 09/11/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions

Ninth edition

Robert S. Ellwood, Barbara A. McGraw

This classic work presents the religions of the world in a way that captures the total human experience in a factual and empathetic manner, helping students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics, positive meaning,

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Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions

Ninth edition

Robert S. Ellwood, Barbara A. McGraw

This classic work presents the religions of the world in a way that captures the total human experience in a factual and empathetic manner, helping students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics, positive meaning, romance, and beauty, while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. Written in an engaging style, it comes fully updated--with fresh insights and information on the theology/philosophy, practice, social organization, ethics, art and experiential aspects of the world religions, placing them in their historical context.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS EDITION, INCLUDING NEW MATERIAL:

  • (New!) Sections on religion and politics for each world religion
  • Sections on women in religion for each world religion
  • Sections on each world religion in America
  • (New!) Revised chapter on Islam, adding more information on Islam’s manifestations around the world
  • (New!) Additions to the preexisting wealth of photographs in this beautiful text
  • (New!) Updated bibliography and information on the current important and changing role of religionin world affairs
  • Helpful maps, timelines, summary information tables, and glossary to guide student’s learning
  • Final chapter on issues in and affecting religion today and tomorrow, such as globalization, climate change, and pluralism


"A very good book, best on the market"

Helena Gourko, Merrimack College, MA

"There is no competition for this book. It is as nearly perfect introductory textbook in my considered estimation."

Dell deChant, University of South Florida

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136017615
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Series:
MyReligionKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents:

1. Understanding the World's Religious Heritage.

2. The Sacred in Nature.

The Religions of Prehistoric and Tribal Peple

3. Life Against Time.

The Spiritual Paths of India

4. Wisdom Embarked for the Farther Shore.

The Journey of Buddhism

5. Dragon and Sun.

Religions of East Asia

6. One God, Many Words and Wonders.

The Family of the Three Great Monotheistic Religions and Zoroastriamism

7. Keeping Covenant with God in History.

The Unique Perspective of Judaism

8. Spreading the Word of God in the World.

The Growth of Christianity

9. Submitting to the Will of God.

Submitting to the Will of God

10. Spirits Rising.

New Religious Movements

11. Looking Over the Spiritual Horizon.

Religion Today and Tomorrow

Appendix: Studying World Religions.
Notes.
Glossary.
Index.

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