The Sacred Quest: An Invitation to the Study of Religion

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This new edition of The Sacred Quest uses a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. This work reflects a long history of use in undergraduate programs at the introductory level. Focus of the individual chapters attempts to give equal weight to both theoretical issues and to practices as they are reflected in the major religions of the world. Features new to this edition *Updated and revised material throughout *Emphasis on more contemporary issues of religion and culture *Enhanced ethical considerations *Updated bibliographies

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Taking a thematic and comparative approach, this text provides a clear, concise introduction to the study of religion. It examines the main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice, focusing on such fundamental topics as ritual, sacred language, ethics, salvation, and the problem of evil.

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This book provides a clear, concise introduction to the study of religion. It focuses on such fundamental topics as ritual, sacred language, ethics, salvation, and the problem of evil. Explores the essential questions in religion; contains thought experiments in each chapter and has a complete glossary of religious terms and references.

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