Concise Introduction to World Religions / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|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
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