World Religions

Overview

Presenting both the histories and the prevalent worldviews of the major world religions, Matthews' World Religions methodically introduces students to the richness and diversity of these traditions. The "Worldview" sections in particular make this textbook the most helpful textbook when it comes to comparative analyses of the religions. In these sections students can see how the different religions understand a common set of ten human concerns that are fundamental to all religions. Furthermore, this text combines...
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Overview

Presenting both the histories and the prevalent worldviews of the major world religions, Matthews' World Religions methodically introduces students to the richness and diversity of these traditions. The "Worldview" sections in particular make this textbook the most helpful textbook when it comes to comparative analyses of the religions. In these sections students can see how the different religions understand a common set of ten human concerns that are fundamental to all religions. Furthermore, this text combines insightful, engaging prose with maps, photographs, timelines, excerpts from sacred texts, and other helpful pedagogical aids, to employ a scholarly approach that neither shields students from current research nor encumbers them with it. Students are encouraged, individually and collectively, to pursue their own dialogues with the voices and nuances of these religions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534527846
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512

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