World Religions Today
by Esposito, John L.


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Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, World Religions Today, Fourth Edition, explores major religious traditions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions, and new religions--as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world. The authors combine thorough coverage of the historical background of each religion with up-to-the-minute discussions of its current practices. The volume is enhanced by numerous pedagogical aids--text boxes, timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading--and more than 200 photographs....An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/esposito featuring all of the material from the Instructor's Manual and additional resources for students.


 
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Binding: Softcover
Specs: 642 pages | 2.29 Lbs
ISBN: 0199759510
ISBN-13: 9780199759514
Old Edition: 0195365631
Edition: 4
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated | Publish Date 10/11 | Copyright 2012
 
 

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