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Religion Today: A Reader

1st Edition

Edited by Susan Mumm


309 pages

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- Organized by themes which are central to understanding religion today - Suitable for advanced undergraduates: emphasis on controversy and debates in the field - International range of sources and religions - Includes popular as well as scholarly sources

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part I: From sacred text to internet - contributions from: Clive Marsh and Steve Moyise; Marcus J. Borg; Diana L. Eck; Rammohun Roy; Dayananda Sarasvati; Swami Vivekananda; M.K. Gandhi; Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; Stephen Batchelor; Denis J. Sullivan and Sana Abed-Kotob; Margaret Wertheim; Part II: Religion and social transformation - contributions from: Józef Tischner; Shaik Hamid Al Nayfar, interviewed by François Burgat; Kyung Hyun Chung; Ana Maria Bidegai; Jacquelyn Grant; Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza; Sallie McFague; Chris Pauling; The 14th Dalai Lama Tensin Gyatso; Ajahan Pasanno and Nick Scott; Part III: Perspectives on Civil Religion - contributions from: Robert Bellah; Charles Regan Wilson; Vine Deloria Jr.; Tony Walter; Timothy Pain; Paul Barker; Cara Sutherland; Charles Harbutt; Marilyn Knapp Litt; Jan C. Scruggs and Joel L. Swerdlow; P. Ciabattini; Alan Dundes and Alessandro Falassi; Alessandro Falassi and Giuliano Catoni; Part IV: Global Religions in Regional Context - contributions from: Oliver Barclay; Dave Tomlinson; N.O. Hatch and M.S. Hamilton; Billy Graham; Todd Hunter; Luis Palau; Felicity B. Houghton; Guido Lombardi; M. Manazir Ahsan; Seán McLoughlin; Nichiren; Daisaku Ikeda; Win Hunter; Elio Montel; Part V: Belief beyond boundaries - contributions from : Prudence Jones; Wouter J. Hannagraaff; Sabine Magliocco; Graham Harvey; Ronald Hutton; Caitlin Matthews; Ian Bradley; Simon James; J.H.T. Davies; Sara Simon et al; Vine Deloria, Jr.; Catherine L. Albanese; Amanda Porterfield; Delores LaChapelle; Margot Adler; Gerald Gardner; Starhawk; Jules Michelet; John Updike; Jill Murphy; Walter de la Mare; Dorothy Edwards; John Hedley Brooke; John Brooke and Geoffery Cantor; Carl Jung; David Tracey; Index.

About the Series

Religion Today: Tradition, Modernity and Change

Religion Today: Tradition, Modernity and Change
This new Open University/Ashgate series of textbooks offers an in-depth introduction to contemporary themes and challenges in religious studies. The contents highlight the central issues and ideas that are shaping religion today. The textbooks offer readers an understanding of the relevance of methodologies to lived experience and gain the ability to transfer analytic skills and explanatory devices to the study of religion in context. The textbooks focus on the following key issues in contemporary religious studies: representation and interpretation; modernity and social change; civil religion; the impact of globalization on religion; and the growth of alternative religion. The accompanying Reader presents primary and secondary source material structured around these core themes. Each textbook includes: ¢ Introductions to the issues and controversies relevant to each topic discussed. ¢ Detailed case studies, spanning many countries and religions. ¢ Extracts from other publications, which address the same issue from different perspectives. ¢ Extensive references and guidance on other published material. ¢ Supporting colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General