9780800698799

Religions of the World : An Introduction to Culture and Meaning

  • ISBN 13:

    9780800698799

  • ISBN 10:

    0800698797

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/01/2012
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub

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Summary

Traditional organization and content informs this new text which is distinguished by its anthropological and sociological analysis. Sacred space, ritual performance, and sacred texts figure significantly in each religious tradition's portrait, along with historical overviews and phenomenological insights and a focus on diverse groups or sects within each tradition. Unlike other texts, Christianity is broken out among its major divisions (early/primitive, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant). Features include a full-color interior, numerous photographs of art and artifacts, maps, timelines, tables, textboxes, pedagogy (outlines, questions-end of chapter and possibly integrated into the text, key terms, reading lists), and a glossary.

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