Living Religions: A Brief Introduction, Books a la Carte Edition, 3rd Edition

By Mary Pat Fisher

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 6, 2011

Description

Reflecting modern religions in today’s changing world.

Living Religions:A Brief Introduction 3/e presents a highly readable and stimulating concise survey of the modern religious world though an emphasis on the personal consciousness of believers and their own accounts of their religion and relevance in contemporary life.  

 

Along with a team of specialist consultants in each faith, and drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, Mary Pat Fisher provides a fresh and challenging insight into the historical development and teachings of traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and new religious movements.  She considers how the contemporary beliefs and practices of each of these traditions has evolved, and explores the changing nature of each religion; particularly the role of women, and the issues and controversies such as fundamentalism, violence, globalization, and interfaith initiatives. 

 

 

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Engage Students - Living Religions: A Brief Introductionprovides personal interviews with followers of each faith, Religion in Practice and Religion in Public Life boxes, and an impressive image program - all which help to bring each major world religion to life.

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Religious Responses

Chapter 2: Indigenous Sacred Ways  

Chapter 3: Hinduism  

Chapter 4: Jainism  

Chapter 5: Buddhism  

Chapter 6: Daoism and Confucianism  

Chapter 7: Shinto and Zoroastrianism

Chapter 8: Judaism  

Chapter 9: Christianity  

Chapter 10: Islam  

Chapter 11: Sikhism  

Chapter 12: Religion in a New Era

 

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Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-205-20804-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-20804-3

Format: Alternate Binding

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