The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Religious Studies - eBook
The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Religious Studies - eBook  -     By: John Morreall, Tamara Sonn
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444343717
ISBN-13: 9781444343717

Publisher's Description

This complete overview of religious studies provides students withthe essential knowledge and tools they need to explore andunderstand the nature of religion.
  • Covers the early development of religion, with overviews ofmajor and minor religions from Islam to Scientology
  • Considers recent developments including secularization; therelationship between religion and science; and scientific studieson religion, health, and mystical experience
  • Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-mindedto the subject
  • Explains what it means to study religion academically, andconsiders the impact of the study of religion on religionitself
  • Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos,maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and populationdistribution figures
  • Provides classroom users with a livelywebsite,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit,  includingquestions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary andsecondary sources

Author Bio

John Morreall is Professor of Religious Studies at theCollege of William and Mary. He has published widely in thephilosophy of religion, and on the comic dimensions of worldreligions. His book Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion (1999) wonthe Choice Outstanding Academic Book 2000. He is also the author ofComic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor (2009),published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Tamara Sonn is the Wm. R. Kenan Distinguished Professorof Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at the Collegeof William and Mary. Her books include Comparing Religionsthrough Law: Judaism and Islam (with J. Neusner, 1999) andIslam: A Brief History, 2nd edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).She was senior editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Islam(2003), and associate editor of The Islamic World Past andPresent (2004). She is currently an editor of Oxford IslamicStudies Online, and of Encyclopedia of the Islamic World(2009). In addition, Sonn is editor-in-chief of OxfordBibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, and co-editor-in-chiefof Wiley-Blackwell's Religion Compass.

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