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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 500 students and faculty, RELG: WORLD is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Brief, clear, inexpensive, and intensely visual, RELG: WORLD is the first 4LTR Press text in this market. The price and visually engaging 4LTR Press treatment will attract students (without repelling instructors), and the tear-out Chapter in Review cards will encourage retention. If instructors wish to cover further primary sources , they have the option of creating a custom edition incorporating selections from Van Voorst's best-selling ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES. The eBook will also include numerous annotated links to interactive maps, videos, audio pronunciations, Google Earth explorations, and primary sources. Professors are always looking for ways to make religions practiced in distant places and times "come alive" for their students. RELG: WORLD's framing of different religions as encounters between the religions' adherents and individuals like their students resonates with their needs. In both content and design, RELG: WORLD aims to meet course challenges of lower cost, brevity, and relevance to students.
"Clear, engaging writing style. Rich detailed descriptions of rituals and history. Up-to-date issues related to history of traditions."
"With less paper notebooks and more laptops in the classroom, this appeals to the 'modern digital native' student."
"It seems like a good approach for my students. I think they would be more likely to do the reading, and they would be able to read more effectively and efficiently. It would provide good support for the philosophical material I also provide."
"I think the live links to audio and visual materials will excite the students. The review links will also be helpful, allowing the students to know which areas of the materials they have not mastered and to revisit the materials selectively for enhanced retention of crucial areas of the course."
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Meet the Author
Dr. Robert E. Van Voorst, Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and former professor of religion at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has written frequently on religious studies in noted journals and reference works. In addition, he has authored numerous books, including six with Cengage Learning: RELG: WORLD, 2nd Edition; READINGS IN CHRISTIANITY, 3rd Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 8th Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: EASTERN RELIGIONS; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: WESTERN RELIGIONS; and READING THE NEW TESTAMENT TODAY, now also in a Chinese version. Other books by Van Voorst include BUILDING YOUR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK VOCABULARY, 3rd Edition; THE ASCENTS OF JAMES, a recovery and commentary on a second-century Jewish-Christian document; and JESUS OUTSIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT, an examination of traditions about Jesus from ancient classical and Jewish documents, now also in Italian.
1. Beginning Your Study of World Religions. 2. Encountering Indigenous Religions: Ways to Tribal Life. 3. Encountering Hinduism: Many Paths to Liberation. 4. Encountering Jainism: The Austere Way to Liberation. 5. Encountering Buddhism: The Middle Path to Liberation. 6. Encountering Sikhism: The Way of God's Name. 7. Encountering Daoism and Confucianism: Two Views of the Eternal Way. 8. Encountering Shinto: The Way of the Kami. 9. Encountering Zoroastrianism: The Way of the One Wise Lord. 10. Encountering Judaism: The Way of God's Chosen People. 11. Encountering Christianity: The Way of Salvation in Jesus Christ. 12. Encountering Islam: The Straight Path of the One God. 13. Encountering New Religious Movements: Modern Ways to Alternative Meanings. Index.