Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations / Edition 1

Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations / Edition 1

by Christopher Partridge
     
 

This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.
With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world, Religions in the Modern World is ideal

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Overview

This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.
With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world, Religions in the Modern World is ideal for newcomers to the study of religion. It incorporates case-studies and anecdotes, text extracts, chapter menus and end-of-chapter summaries, glossaries and annotated further reading sections. Topics covered include:
* religion, colonialism and postcolonialism
* religious nationalism
* women and religion
* religion and globalization
* religion and authority
* the rise of new spiritualities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415217842
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Studying Religion and Modernity Linda Woodhead
Part 1: Asian 1. Hinduism David Smith 2. Buddhism Cathy Cantwell and Koko Kawanami 3. Sikhism Christopher Shakle 5. Chinese Religions 6. Japanese Religions Robert Kisala
Part 2: Western 6. Judaism Seth Kunin 7. Christianity Linda Woodhead 8. Islam David Waines 9. Religion in Africa Charlie Gore 10. Native American Religions Howard L. Harrod 11. New age Religion Wouter Handgraaff 12. New Religious Movements Elisabeth Arweck
Part 3: Themes and Trends 13. Secularization and Sacrelization Peter Berger 14. Religion and Globalizaiton David Lehmann 15. Religion and Politics Jeffrey Haynes 16. Religion and Gender Linda Woodhead 17. The Spiritual Revolution: From Religion to Spirituality Paul Heelas Index

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