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Religions Today

An Introduction, 1st Edition

By Mary Pat Fisher


320 pages

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Religions Today provides a sympathetic account of what living religions really are. Fisher traces the historical development and practices of major religious movements and explores how these evolve into contemporary belief and teaching. She considers major faiths as well as indigenous religions and new religious movements, focusing on how living religions affect contemporary society. Case studies and interviews with living people ensure that this concise guide is both readable and stimulating.


'The book is a clearly written, beautifully designed introductory textbook.' - Reviews in Religion and Theology

Table of Contents

1. The Religious Response 2. Indigenous Sacred Ways 3. Hinduism 4. Jainism 5. Buddhism 6. Taoism and Confucianism 7. Shinto 8. Judaism 9. Christianity 10. Islam 11. Sikhism 12. New Religious Movements 13. Religion at the Turn of the Century

Notes Glossary Credits Index

About the Author

Mary Pat Fisher lives and writes in India. She is author of Religion in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge/Prentice-Hall, 1999) and co-author, with Lee Bailey, of An Anthology of Living Religions (Prentice-Hall, 2000).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General