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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 384 Vendor: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 0199759502 ISBN-13: 9780199759507 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Ideal for courses in Western religions, Religions of the West Today, Second Edition, covers the same material contained in the authors' longer textbook, World Religions Today, Fourth Edition.
Religions of the West Today, Second Edition, reveals the significance of religion in contemporary life. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, indigenous religions, and new religions are explored as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. Thisunique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's Western religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world. The authors combine thorough coverage of the historical background of each religion with up-to-the-minute discussions of its current practices. This volume is enhanced by numerous pedagogical aids--text boxes, timelines, maps, discussion questions, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading--and more than 100 photographs and illustrations.
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