World Religions

Series Editors: Damien Keown, Charles S Prebish

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.

  • Introducing Hinduism

    2nd Edition

    By Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Introducing Hinduism is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of this fascinating religion. This lively introduction explores the complexities of Hinduism, including its social structures, especially its caste system, its rituals and many scriptures, its…

    Paperback – 2016-02-01 
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Japanese Religion

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Ellwood

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Islam

    2nd Edition

    By William E. Shepard

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-01-21
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing African American Religion

    By Anthony B. Pinn

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-04-13
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Buddhism

    2nd Edition

    By Charles S. Prebish, Damien Keown

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-12-02
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing American Religion

    By Charles H. Lippy

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-07-20
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Chinese Religions

    By Mario Poceski

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-06-19
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Islam

    By William E. Shepard

    What exactly 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…

    Hardback – 2009-06-02
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Daoism

    By Livia Kohn

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-09-26
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Judaism

    By Eliezer Segal

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-08-08
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Christianity

    By James R. Adair

    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.…

    Paperback – 2007-12-19
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Japanese Religion

    By Robert Ellwood

    Introducing Japanese Religion is the ideal resource for students who are beginning their studies in the religious traditions of Japan. It offers a living picture of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, and a rich understanding of the history and practice of religions in Japan. Robert…

    Paperback – 2007-11-08
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Hinduism

    By Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Introducing Hinduism is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of this fascinating religion. This lively introduction explores the complexities of Hinduism, including its social structures, especially its caste system, its rituals and many scriptures, its…

    Paperback – 2006-07-28
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Introducing Buddhism

    By Charles S. Prebish, Damien Keown

    Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion. Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown, two of today’s leading Buddhist scholars, explain the key teachings of Buddhism, and trace the historical development and spread of the religion from…

    Paperback – 2006-06-26
    Routledge
    World Religions