Lewis M Hopfe Religions of the world

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Religions of the world

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For introductory courses in world religions. Conceived for students with little or no background in the academic study of religions, Religions of the World offers the most broad coverage of world religions supported by primary source documents, coverage of religions as they exist today, and integrated media resources. In preparing the tenth edition of Religions of the World, Mark Woodward drew on his experience in teaching an introductory course on the religions of the world to thousands of undergraduates over the last two decades, living and working in Buddhist and Muslim cultures for extended periods and on conversations with friends and colleagues in the Arizona Native American community. This book presumes no prior knowledge of any religious tradition. While it is impossible to cover all religions, it does cover those of the vast majority of people. In this edition, he has edited the text closely for clarity and readability and made other changes to keep it up to date and accurate including updating all sections on religion today for each tradition, bringing statistical data up to date, increasing coverage of religion and conflict of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and of the role of the Anabaptists in the Protestant Reformation.

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For introductory courses in World Religions; also appropriate as a supplementary text for courses in Anthropology and Sociology of Religion.This intro to world religions is ideal for students with no previous exposure to religion because of its accessible style and comprehensive, yet concise, presentation. Offering accurate, comparative descriptions of religions, it gives background material on religious theory and study, while exploring the historical and cultural factors. Unlike other texts, Religions of the World includes chapters on Native American and African religions as well as Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'i.

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The sixth edition of Hopfe's popular Religions of the World has been updated to include a calendar of major holy days unique to each of the world's major religions, new sections on myths and rituals common to basic religions, as well as additional material devoted to Medieval Judaism. Written for the beginning student, this comprehensive text begins with an exploration of the almost universal concepts found within the Native American and African religions. Hopfe's remaining chapters cover a complete history of all living religions from their inception to the present, including those which originated in India, China, Japan, and the Middle East.

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Lewis M Hopfe
Published by Collier Macmillan Publishers (1987)
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