A Concise Introduction to World Religions

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Based on the bestselling two-volume World Religions: Eastern and Western Traditions, A Concise Introduction to World Religions, Third Edition, is ideal for single-semester courses. Renowned contributors trace the origins and evolution of the major traditions, explain their essential teachings, outline their practices, and examine their interactions with modern culture and society, while insightful introductory and concluding essays suggest countless avenues for further reflection and study.

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The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he launched the graduate program in the study of religion.

Roy C. Amore is Professor and an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor in Ontario.

Amir Hussain is Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

The late Alan F. Segal was Professor of Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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"The main strength is tied to its purpose: concision. Major facets of each tradition are skillfully presented in a concise manner. The diversity of authors/voices, each specialists in the traditions on which they write, is a strength."
--Andre Maintenay, University of Toronto

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