- 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
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: JÃ³zef Tischner; Shaik Hamid Al Nayfar, interviewed by FranÃ§ois Burgat; Kyung Hyun Chung; Ana Maria Bidegai; Jacquelyn Grant; Elisabeth SchÃ¼ssler 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; SeÃ¡n 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.