World Religions Today / Edition 4

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Overview

Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, World Religions Today, Fourth Edition, explores major religious traditions—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions, and new religions—as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world. The authors combine thorough coverage of the historical background of each religion with up-to-the-minute discussions of its current practices. The volume is enhanced by numerous pedagogical aids—text boxes, timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading—and more than 200 photographs.

World Religions Today, Fourth Edition, is also available as two separate volumes:

Religions of Asia Today, Second Edition (978-0-19-975949-1)

Religions of the West Today, Second Edition (978-0-19-975950-7)

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Editorial Reviews

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"Pedagogically, the text is superb. It is not only informative and accessible, but also extremely interesting. The emphasis on modernity, post-modernity, and inter- and intra-religious diversity is both crucial and appealing." —Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Michigan State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199759514
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 121,271
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies, and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

Darrell J. Fasching is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida.

Todd T. Lewis is Professor of World Religions at the College of the Holy Cross.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 3

Ch. 2 Indigenous religions 35

Ch. 3 The many stories of Judaism : sacred and secular 75

Ch. 4 Christian diversity and the road to modernity 147

Ch. 5 Islam : the many faces of the Muslim experience 213

Ch. 6 Hinduism : myriad paths to salvation 301

Ch. 7 Buddhism : ways to Nirvana 389

Ch. 8 East Asian religions : traditions of human cultivation and natural harmony 471

Ch. 9 Globalization : from new to New Age religions 561

Index

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