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World Religions


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This exciting series introduces students to the major world religious traditions. Each religion is explored in a lively and clear fashion by experienced teachers and leading scholars in the field of world religions. Up to date scholarship is presented in a student-friendly fashion, covering history, core beliefs, sacred texts, key figures, religious practice and culture, and key contemporary issues. To aid learning and revision, each text includes illustrations, summaries, explanations of key terms, and further reading.

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Introducing Hinduism

Introducing Hinduism

2nd Edition

By Hillary P. Rodrigues
August 19, 2016

Introducing Hinduism, 2nd Edition  is the ideal sourcebook for those seeking a comprehensive overview of the Hindu tradition. This second edition includes substantial treatments of Tantra, South India, and women, as well as expanded discussions of yoga, Vedanta and contemporary configurations ...

Introducing Japanese Religion

Introducing Japanese Religion

2nd Edition

By Robert Ellwood
March 02, 2016

Now in its Second Edition, Introducing Japanese Religion is the ideal resource for undergraduate students. This edition features new material on folk and popular religion, including shamanism, festivals, and practices surrounding death and funerals. Robert Ellwood also updates the text to discuss ...

Introducing Islam

Introducing Islam

2nd Edition

By William E. Shepard
February 14, 2014

Just what is Islam and what does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this fascinating...

Introducing African American Religion

Introducing African American Religion

1st Edition

By Anthony B. Pinn
January 10, 2013

This book offers a creative and unique approach to the history of African American religion. Tracing what it has meant to be African American and religious within the context of the United States, it provides a vital snapshot of some of the traditions that have shaped the religious imagination of ...

Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Samuel
June 12, 2012

This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex...

Introducing Buddhism

Introducing Buddhism

2nd Edition

By Charles S. Prebish, Damien Keown
January 28, 2010

Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. It explains the religion’s key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Charles S. Prebish and Damien ...

Introducing American Religion

Introducing American Religion

1st Edition

By Charles H. Lippy
July 28, 2009

Introducing American Religion provides a lively and concise overview of the historical development of religion in the USA. In four parts, Charles Lippy traces the history of American religion from Europe, Native American and African life, through to the age of independence, and on to the late ...

Introducing Chinese Religions

Introducing Chinese Religions

1st Edition

By Mario Poceski
August 10, 2009

Introducing Chinese Religions is the ideal starting point for students exploring the fascinating religious traditions of China. This introduction covers the whole spectrum of Chinese religious history, from the multi-faceted religious heritage of pre-modern China, to the practice of different ...

Introducing Daoism

Introducing Daoism

1st Edition

By Livia Kohn
November 19, 2008

Daoism is one of the major religious traditions of the East, but in the past has not been as well known as Buddhism and Hinduism. With the increased interest in Eastern religions, and alternative spiritual traditions, interest in Daoism is increasing. Introducing Daoism is a lively and accessible ...

Introducing Judaism

Introducing Judaism

1st Edition

By Eliezer Segal
August 27, 2008

Introducing Judaism is the ideal starting point for students beginning their studies of this fascinating religion. Eliezer Segal takes a historical approach, focusing on religious aspects of Judaism, and introducing themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Students will gain an ...

Introducing Christianity

Introducing Christianity

1st Edition

By James R. Adair
January 31, 2008

What is Christianity? How did it begin? What do Christians believe? What are their customs and history? How has Christianity developed though the centuries, and how diverse is Christianity today? Introducing Christianity is an essential introduction to one of the world’s great religious traditions....

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