Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction to Religion

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For one-semester, undergraduate courses in Introduction to Religion and Comparative Religion, and more advanced courses dealing with issues in the theoretical study of religion.This comprehensive introduction to the nature and variety of religious belief and practice 1) explores the issues in the study of religion, 2) examines the universal forms of religious experience, 3) offers a cross-cultural study of a broad range of classic types of religious belief and practice in terms of the seven basic concepts of a religious world view, and 4) surveys the challenges faced by religions today.

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This book is a uniquely thorough introduction to the nature and variety of religious belief and practice. It is organized into four sections: Part I explores important issues such as the nature of religion, the reasons to study religion, and how one should go about that study. Illustrations of specific methods and disciplines are drawn from the work of eminent scholars in the field.

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