The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in our Strange World  -     By: Gavin Flood
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The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in our Strange World

Wiley-Blackwell / 2011 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 264
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1405189711
ISBN-13: 9781405189712
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The Importance of Religion reveals the significance of religion in modern times, showing how it provides people with meaning to their lives and helps guide them in their everyday moral choices
  • Provides readers with a new understanding of religion, demonstrating how in its actions, texts and world views religion is enduring and vividly engages with the mystery of the world
  • Offers striking arguments about the relationship of religion to science, art and politics
  • Engagingly written by a highly respected scholar of religion with an international reputation

Author Bio

Gavin Flood is Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of Oxford where he is also the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He is the author of Introduction to Hinduism (1996) and The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory, Tradition (2006); and editor of the Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003).

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"Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty."  (Choice, 1 January 2013)

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