Many Peoples, Many Faiths (9th Edition)

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For courses in World Religions, Comparative Religions or Introduction to Religion.

 

This classic work presents the world's religions in a way that captures the total human experience in a factual and empathetic manner. It helps students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics, while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. It is written in an engaging style and fully updated--with fresh insights and information on each of the world’s major religions, along with new religious movements. 

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This classic, balanced introduction to world religion combines factual information with empathetic writing to capture the ever-evolving wonder, flavor, and beauty of the teachings, practices, and institutions of the world's diverse spiritual traditions and cultures.

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Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions

Ninth edition

Robert S. Ellwood, Barbara A. McGraw

 

This classic work presents the religions of the world in a way that captures the total human experience in a factual and empathetic manner, helping students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics, positive meaning, romance, and beauty, while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. Written in an engaging style, it comes fully updated--with fresh insights and information on the theology/philosophy, practice, social organization, ethics, art and experiential aspects of the world religions, placing them in their historical context.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS EDITION, INCLUDING NEW MATERIAL:

  • (New!) Sections on religion and politics for each world religion
  • Sections on women in religion for each world religion
  • Sections on each world religion in America
  • (New!) Revised chapter on Islam, adding more information on Islam’s manifestations around the world
  • (New!) Additions to the preexisting wealth of photographs in this beautiful text
  • (New!) Updated bibliography and information on the current important and changing role of religionin world affairs
  • Helpful maps, timelines, summary information tables, and glossary to guide student’s learning
  • Final chapter on issues in and affecting religion today and tomorrow, such as globalization, climate change, and pluralism

 

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"There is no competition for this book. It is as nearly perfect introductory textbook in my considered estimation."

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