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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.
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
Important Features of this Edition Contributors Preface 1. The Nature of Religion, Roy C. Amore and Amir Hussain 2. Indigenous Traditions, Ken Derry 3. Jewish Traditions, Michele Murray 4. Christian Traditions, Wendy L. Fletcher 5. Muslim Traditions, Amir Hussain 6. Hindu Traditions, Vasudha Narayanan 7. Jaina Traditions, Anne Vallely 8. Buddhist Traditions, Roy C. Amore 9. Sikh Traditions, Pashaura Singh 10. Chinese and Korean Traditions, Terry Tak-ling Woo 11. Japanese Traditions, John K. Nelson 12. New Religions and Movements, Roy C. Amore Credits Index