A Concise Introduction to World Religions

Paperback | February 10, 2015

EditorWillard G. Oxtoby, Roy C. Amore, Amir Hussain

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Based on the best-selling two-volume World Religions: Eastern and Western Traditions, this concise text traces the origins and evolution of the major religious traditions, explains their essential teachings, outlines their practices, and examines their interactions with modern culture andsociety, while insightful introductory and concluding essays suggest avenues for further reflection and study.

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Based on the best-selling two-volume World Religions: Eastern and Western Traditions, this concise text traces the origins and evolution of the major religious traditions, explains their essential teachings, outlines their practices, and examines their interactions with modern culture andsociety, while insightful introductory and concl...

The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he launched the graduate program in the study of religion. His books include Experiencing India: European Descriptions and Impressions and The Meaning of Other Faiths. Roy C. Amore is professor and an associate de...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.78 inPublished:February 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199008558

ISBN - 13:9780199008551

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Table of Contents

1. Roy C. Amore and Amir Hussain: About Religion NEW2. Ken Derry: Indigenous Traditions NEW3. Michele Murray: Jewish Traditions NEW4. Wendy L. Fletcher: Christian Traditions NEW5. Amir Hussain: Muslim Traditions6. Vasudha Narayanan: Hindu Traditions7. Anne Vallely: Jaina Traditions8. Roy C. Amore: Buddhist Traditions9. Pashaura Singh: Sikh Traditions10. Terry Tak-ling Woo: Chinese and Korean Traditions11. John K. Nelson: Japanese Traditions12. Roy C. Amore: New Religions and Movements

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"The main strength is tied to its purpose: concision. Major facets of each tradition are skillfully presented in a concise manner. The diversity of authors/voices, each specialists in the traditions on which they write, is a strength." --Andre Maintenay, University of Toronto