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A Concise Introduction to World Religions (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199008551

Price(incl.tax): 
¥10,217
Author: 
Willard G. Oxtoby; Roy C. Amore; Amir Hussain; Alan F. Segal
Pages
656 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
203 x 254 mm
Pub date
Mar 2015
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The third edition of A Concise Introduction to World Religions is a comprehensive introduction to major faith traditions around the globe, designed for single-semester introductory courses. Written by experts on each tradition and building on the strong foundation provided by the two-volume World Religions: Eastern and Western Traditions, A Concise Introduction offers students an engaging, insightful overview of each tradition's history, teachings, practices, and interactions with the contemporary world. Newly written chapters on Indigenous, Jewish, and Christian traditions, as well as a new chapter introducing the study of religion, bring fresh perspectives to the third edition. Authors have also increased focus on contemporary issues. The rich pedagogical program of the second edition has been expanded. "Document" boxes provide excerpts from important texts, hymns, and prayers; "focus" boxes offer additional insight on interesting topics; "site" boxes highlight places with special significance to create a rich learning experience; and "sacred text" boxes outline the timelines and practices associated with various sacred texts in each tradition. Visually stunning, more full-colour photographs with captions effectively illustrate the practices, rituals, and symbols characteristic of each tradition while maps help situate their evolution.

Index: 

ROY C. AMORE AND AMIR HUSSAIN
KEN DERRY
MICHELE MURRAY
WENDY L. FLETCHER
AMIR HUSSAIN
VASUDHA NARAYANAN
ANNE VALLELY
ROY C. AMORE
PASHAURA SINGH
TERRY TAK-LING WOO
JOHN K. NELSON
ROY C. AMORE

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. His books include Experiencing India: European Descriptions and Impressions and The Meaning of Other Faiths.; Roy C. Amore is professor and an associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor in Ontario. His extensive research in the areas of comparative religion and Asia has enabled him to author Two Masters, One Message, a book comparing the lives and teachings of Christ and Buddha, and co-author Lustful Maidens and Ascetic Kings: Buddhist and Hindu Stories of Life.; Amir Hussain is professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on Islam and world religions. A Canadian of Pakistani origin, he is the author of Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God, an Introduction to Islam for North Americans. He is also the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR).; The late Alan F. Segal was a professor of religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. He has written extensively in the fields of comparative religion, Judaism, and early Christianity. His books include Rebecca's Children, Paul the Convert, and Life after Death.

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