2nd Edition

The World Religions Reader

Edited By

Gwilym Beckerlegge

ISBN 9780415247498
Published January 25, 2001 by Routledge
520 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

The World Religions Reader gathers together material on six of the world's most influential faiths. The selection of readings is drawn from a broad range of historical and contemporary sources, giving a full picture of the beliefs and practices of each religion. This new edition includes new introductions to each religious tradition, an extensively revised section on Hinduism, and a completely new selection of readings on Buddhism.


'Altogether this is a very useful collection of resources, not only for those studying with The Open University, but for anyone wanting easy access to significant primary sources which will help them to understand something of the history and contemporary concerns of six of the most influential spiritual traditions.' - Denise Cush, Bath Spa University College

'The book is beautifully presented and there are some intriguing choices of extracts.' - Reviews in Religion and Theology