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World Religions



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Presenting both the histories and the prevalent worldviews of the major world religions, Matthews's WORLD RELIGIONS, Sixth Edition, methodically introduces you to the richness and diversity of these traditions. This book combines insightful, engaging prose with maps, photographs, timelines, excerpts from sacred books, and other helpful pedagogical aids, that provide a comprehensive yet accessible survey of world religions.

Table of Contents

Religions Of Tribes And City States
Religions of the Americas
Religions of Africa
Religions Arising In India
Jainism and Sikhism
Religions Of China And Japan
China and Japan
Religions That Influenced East And West
Ancient Religions of Iraq and Iran
Religions Of The Family Of Abraham
New Forms of Older Religions
Globalization and World Religions
What Is Psychology?
How Does Biology Influence Our Behavior?
How Do We Sense and Perceive Our World?
Consciousness: Wide Awake, in a Daze, or Dreaming?
How Do We Learn?
How Does Memory Function?
Cognition, Language, and Intelligence: How Do We Think?
Motivation and Emotion: What Guides Behavior?
How Do People Grow, Change, and Develop?
Social Psychology: How Do We Understand and Interact with Others?
Stress, Health, and Coping, How Can You Create a Healthy Life?
What Is Personality, and How Do We Measure It?
What Are Psychological Disorders, and How Can We Understand Them?
What Therapies Are Used to Treat Psychological Problems?
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