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Concise Introduction to World Religions / Edition 2

Concise Introduction to World Religions / Edition 2

by Willard G. Oxtoby
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Based on the bestselling two-volume World Religions: Eastern and Western Traditions, A Concise Introduction to World Religions, Third Edition, is ideal for single-semester courses. Renowned contributors trace the origins and evolution of the major traditions, explain their essential teachings, outline their practices, and examine their interactions with modern culture and society, while insightful introductory and concluding essays suggest countless avenues for further reflection and study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900195437743
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/09/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he launched the graduate program in the study of religion.

Roy C. Amore is Professor and an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor in Ontario.

Amir Hussain is Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

The late Alan F. Segal was Professor of Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Maps     vii
Contributors     viii
Introduction   Alan F. Segal   Willard G. Oxtoby     2
Indigenous Religious Traditions   Robert M. Baum     10
The Jewish Tradition   Alan F. Segal     60
The Christian Tradition   Alan F. Segal   Willard G. Oxtoby     130
The Islamic Tradition   Amir Hussain   Mahmoud M. Ayoub     198
The Hindu Tradition   Vasudha Narayanan     258
The Sikh Tradition   Vasudha Narayanan   Willard G. Oxtoby     326
The Jain Tradition   Vasudha Narayanan     352
The Buddhist Tradition   Roy C. Amore   Julia Ching     376
Chinese Religions Confucianism and Daoism   Roy C. Amore   Julia Ching     440
Korean and Japanese Religions   Roy C. Amore   Julia Ching     500
The Nature of Religion   Alan F. Segal   Willard G. Oxtoby     540
Credits     567
Index     569

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