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Introducing Religion
Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century





ISBN 9780367249755
Published October 16, 2019 by Routledge
390 Pages 59 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Introducing Religion explores different ways of looking at religion in the twenty-first century. Providing a broad overview to the discipline of religious studies, this textbook introduces students to engaging and contemporary topics such as:

  • sociology of religion
  • psychology of religion
  • history of religion
  • religion and art
  • religious ethics
  • popular religion
  • religion and violence

Thoroughly updated throughout, this fifth edition includes images, further reading, a detailed glossary, case studies, and key terms for revision. This is the essential textbook for students approaching this subject area for the first time.

Table of Contents

1 How to Study Religion

2 History of Religion on Planet Earth

3 Myth: Our Lives, and the World’s, Are Stories

4 Doorways to Other Worlds: Symbol, Rite, and Religion

5 Oases of the Mind: The Psychology of Religion

6 Inner Adventure: Walking the Path, and Monks Who Hated God

7 Why Evil?

8 Faith Through Form: Religion and Art

9 Ghost Marriages and Country Music: Popular Religion

10 Infinite Information, Worlds Without End: The Internet, Religion, and Virtual Realities

11 Traveling Together: The Sociology of Religion

12 Truth Messages: The Conceptual Expression of Religion

13 Worlds to Come: Religious Eschatology and the Afterlife

14 How Shall We Live? Religion and Ethics

15 Horror and Glory: Religion Confronting War

16 God’s Side: Religion and Politics

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Biography

Robert S. Ellwood is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Southern California, USA. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including Many Peoples, Many Faiths, The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace, The Sixties Spiritual Awakening, and Islands of the Dawn.