Anthology of World Religions: Sacred Texts and Contemporary Perspectives

Paperback | November 25, 2016

byLewis Vaughn

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Anthology of World Religions explores the world's religious traditions by combining substantial overviews of their history, beliefs, and practices with selections from their texts and scriptures and commentary by contemporary practitioners and scholars. It covers each major religion's history,teachings, founder, leaders, practices, and the factors that are now challenging and changing it--secularism, modernism, pluralism, science, the status of women, and sectarian or factional conflicts. The introductory chapter reviews various approaches to the study of religion, defines religiousterms and concepts, discusses theories of religion, and distinguishes between the insider and outsider perspectives on religious traditions.

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Anthology of World Religions explores the world's religious traditions by combining substantial overviews of their history, beliefs, and practices with selections from their texts and scriptures and commentary by contemporary practitioners and scholars. It covers each major religion's history,teachings, founder, leaders, practices, and...

Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition (2015), Philosophy Here and Now, Second Edition (2015), and Living Philosophy (2014), all published by Oxford University Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 25, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195332369

ISBN - 13:9780195332360

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"Within the cacophony of religious voices throughout history and today, Vaughn's Anthology of World Religions is a steady guide. Anyone seeking to orient themselves to one of the most pervasive aspects of the human condition would be well served by this book." --James Joiner, Northern Arizona University