World Religions / Edition 7

World Religions / Edition 7

by Warren Matthews
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1111834725

ISBN-13: 9781111834722

Pub. Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning


WORLD RELIGIONS, Seventh Edition, methodically introduces readers to the richness and diversity of these traditions. The "Worldview" sections in particular make this the most helpful textbook for comparative analyses of the religions. In these sections, readers can see how the different religions approach a common set of ten themes that are fundamental to all

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WORLD RELIGIONS, Seventh Edition, methodically introduces readers to the richness and diversity of these traditions. The "Worldview" sections in particular make this the most helpful textbook for comparative analyses of the religions. In these sections, readers can see how the different religions approach a common set of ten themes that are fundamental to all traditions, including the nature of the Absolute, the place of humans in the world, rituals and symbols, and the prospects for life after death. Furthermore, this text combines insightful, engaging prose with maps, photographs, timelines, excerpts from sacred texts, and other helpful pedagogical aids that provide a comprehensive yet accessible survey of world religions. Warren Matthews thoughtful and balanced approach depicts the unique traditions and perspectives of diverse world religions with objectivity and respect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111834722
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
376,611
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction. Part I: RELIGIONS OF TRIBES AND CITY STATES. 1. Religions of the Americas. 2. Religions of Africa. Part II: RELIGIONS ARISING IN INDIA. 3. Hinduism. 4. Buddhism. 5. Jainism and Sikhism. Part III: RELIGIONS OF CHINA AND JAPAN. 6. China and Japan. Part IV: RELIGIONS THAT INFLUENCED EAST AND WEST. 7. Ancient Religions of Iraq and Iran. Part V: RELIGIONS OF THE FAMILY OF ABRAHAM. 8. Judaism. 9. Christianity. 10. Islam. Part VI: RELIGIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 11. New Forms of Older Religions. 12. Globalization and World Religions. Glossary. Index.

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