Religions of the World: Media and Research Update / Edition 9

Religions of the World: Media and Research Update / Edition 9

by Lewis M. Hopfe, Mark Woodward, Mark R. Woodward, Mark R. Woodward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131195158

ISBN-13: 9780131195158

Pub. Date: 07/07/2004

Publisher: Pearson

This comprehensive yet concise book makes a reader-friendly introduction to World Religions—ideal for those with no previous exposure to Religious Studies or the study of religion more generally. Offering accurate, comparative descriptions of religions, it gives background material on religious theory and study, while exploring the historical and cultural factors

Overview

This comprehensive yet concise book makes a reader-friendly introduction to World Religions—ideal for those with no previous exposure to Religious Studies or the study of religion more generally. Offering accurate, comparative descriptions of religions, it gives background material on religious theory and study, while exploring the historical and cultural factors. This book includes chapters on Native American and African religions as well as Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'i. For individuals interested in the role of religion in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131195158
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/07/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Overview.

I. BASIC RELIGIONS.

1. Characteristics of Basic Religions.

2. Native American Religions.

3. African Religions.

II. RELIGIONS ORIGINATING IN INDIA.

4. Hinduism.

5. Jainism.

6. Buddhism.

7. Sikhism.

III. RELIGIONS ORIGINATING IN CHINA AND JAPAN.

8. Chinese Religions.

9. Shinto.

IV. RELIGIONS ORIGINATING IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

10. Zoroastrianism.

11. Judaism.

12. Christianity.

13. Islam.

14. Baha'i.

Glossary.

Credits.

Index.

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