1st Edition

Religions Today
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415262828
Published October 31, 2001 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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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).


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