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A concise, balanced, and reasonably priced introductory text,World Religionstakes a historical approach to the ideological and cultural aspects of several religions. More than just a collection of facts about beliefs and mores, this unique text offers students a complex portrait of each religion, with scholarly viewpoints interspersed throughout.
S. A. NIGOSIAN, a research associate at Victoria College of the University of Toronto, has been teaching in the Religion Department for over 25 years. His most recent publications include: Islam: Its History, Teaching, and Practices (2004), From Ancient Writings to Sacred Texts: The Old Testament and Apocrypha (2004),and The Zoroastrian Faith: Tradition and Modern Research (1993). His articles on Near Eastern Religions and the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament are published frequently in professional journals such as Studies in Religion, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Theological Review, Vetus Testamentum, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, and Biblica.
Table of Contents
Study of World Religions PART ONE: RELIGIONS OF THE PAST Prehistoric Religion Egyptian Religion Mesopotamian Religion Greek Religion Roman Religion Mayan and Aztec Religion PART TWO: RELIGIONS OF ORAL PEOPLE African Religions American Indian Religions PART THREE RELIGIONS OF INDIA Hinduism Buddhism Jainism Sikhism PART FOUR RELIGIONS OF THE FAR EAST Taoism and Confucianism Shinto PART FIVE: RELIGIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST Zoroastrianism Judaism Christianity Islam Baha'i PART SIX: MODERN ALTERNATIVE RELIGIONS New Synchrenistic Groups Religions: A Comparison