9780534559953

Understanding Religion In A Global Society

  • ISBN 13:

    9780534559953

  • ISBN 10:

    0534559956

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/24/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

UNDERSTANDING RELIGION IN GLOBAL SOCIETY is an accessible and timely introduction to religion that encourages students to explore actively thebreadth and depth of the religious within the context of the current geo-political outlook. Using the phenomenological method, major religioustraditions are analyzed in light of the opportunities and challenges posed by the forces of globalization. Organized topically, this textbookfosters deeper levels of understanding via engaging commentary and pedagogy and a robust website. Above all, this text assists students inquestioning, exploring, and analyzing diverse religious contexts and in comparing the beliefs, rituals, texts, art, and individual and social aspectsof religion.

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