9780131830073

Religions of the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131830073

  • ISBN10:

    0131830074

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For introductory courses in World Religions; also appropriate as a supplementary text for courses in Anthropology and Sociology of Religion. This intro to world religions is ideal for students with no previous exposure to religion because of its accessible style and comprehensive, yet concise, presentation. Offering accurate, comparative descriptions of religions, it gives background material on religious theory and study, while exploring the historical and cultural factors. Unlike other texts, Religions of the World includes chapters on Native American and African religions as well as Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'i.

Table of Contents

Introduction Overview
Basic Religions
Characteristics of Basic Religions
Native American Religions
African Religions
Religions Originating in India
Hinduism
Jainism
Buddhism
Sikhism
Religions Originating in China and Japan
Chinese Religions
Shinto
Religions Originating in the Middle East
Zoroastrianism
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Baha'i
Glossary
Credits
Index
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