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Encountering Religion: An Introduction to the Religions of the World

Encountering Religion: An Introduction to the Religions of the World

Ian S. Markham (Editor), Tinu Ruparell (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20673-6

Dec 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

400 pages

Out of stock

$157.95

Description

This comprehensive, user-friendly text introduces students to the principal world faiths. This text is cross-referenced to and can be used in conjunction with Markham's World Religions Reader, Second Edition as a complete teaching package for comparative religion courses.
List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Studying Religion: Issues in Definition and Method (Elizabeth Ramsey and Shannon Ledbetter).

Religion and Sociology (Julie F. Scott and Irene Hall).

Religion and Psychology (Carl Williams).

Religion and Scripture: The Function of the Special Books of Religion (Alex Smith).

Religion, Ritual, and Culture (Sean McLoughlin).

Religion and the Arts (Shannon Ledbetter).

Secular Humanism (J’annine Jobling).

Hinduism (Tinu Ruparell).

Buddhism (David Torevell).

Sikhism (John Parry).

Chinese Religion (Jack Leung).

Judaism (Elizabeth Ramsey).

Shintoism (Ian Markham).

Christianity (Alex Smith).

Islam (Victoria La’Porte).

Bibliography.

Index

  • Introduces students to the principal world faiths.
  • Includes classroom exercises, discussion questions, a glossary and annotated bibliography to aid teaching and learning.

  • Can be used in conjunction with Markham's A World Religions Reader, Second Edition as a complete teaching package.