THINK World Religions

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THINK World Religions

With a magazine design, 15 page chapters, and readings from popular trade titles, THINK World Relgions is the one World Religions text your students will truly read!

THINK World Religions is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your classroom with little additional work.

A magazine design developed through extensive student feedback will engage your students and deliver the core concepts of World Religions in a way that they can actually understand.

In addition, a groundbreaking instructor supplements package will help you bring the core concepts of World Religions to life; without burdening your students with heavy, too dense or too expensive learning solutions.

For your students, www.ThinkSpot.com, the text's open access website, provides them with a large resource of tools to help them achieve a better grade.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Visually attractive, easy to read, with resources that facilitate cross-cultural comparison and critical thinking."

- Abraham Velez of Eastern Kentucky University

“A cuting-edge text for the digital 21th-century generation studing World Religions or Comparative Religions.”

- Nathaniel Murrell of UNC Wilmington

“Colorful, well-written, appealing to students, good possibilities for connections to resources on the Web.”

- Alan Meyers of Lindenwood University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205773626
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 907,375
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy R. Robson is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He teaches courses on modern Europe, Russia, and world religions. His interdisciplinary teaching includes “Intellectual Heritage: Time” and “Views of the Cosmos." Robson writes extensively on Russian history and world religions. His last book, Solovki, won praise from the New Yorker, The Times (London), Condé Nast Traveler, and the Journal of Modern History. Robson serves as the series editor on Orthodox Christianity for Northern Illinois University Press. This year, the National Endowment for the Humanities honored the University’s Intellectual Heritage program by granting Dr. Robson a fellowship to expand his course on Time. Dr. Robson is president-elect of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, the largest regional association of Slavic scholars in America.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Using This Book

Chapter 2: Thinking about Religion

Chapter 3: Hinduism: The Eternal Law

Chapter 4: Hinduism: Law and Life

Chapter 5: Buddhism: Becoming Awake

Chapter 6: Buddhism: Awakening the World

Chapter 7: East Asian Sacred Ways: The Eternal Dao

Chapter 8: East Asian Sacred Ways: Harmony in the World

Chapter 9: Judaism: A Chosen People, Choosing God

Chapter 10: Judaism: Israel in the Diaspora

Chapter 11: Christianity: The God-Man Messiah

Chapter 12: Christianity: Communion and Community

Chapter 13: Islam: Submission and Faith

Chapter 14: Islam: The Pillars and the Umma

Chapter 15: Religions of Place: A Sacred World Around Us

Chapter 16: New Religions: Quest for the Sacred

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