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This contributed volume examines in detail the major Western religious traditions, namely Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Islam, and religions of the ancient world. The text traces each tradition in depth from its origins, through its development, to the religion's meaning and practicein today's society. Comprehensive and accessible, the new third edition offers a thorough and engaging introduction to the Western faiths.
The late Willard G. Oxtoby was Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he launched the graduate program in the study of religion.
Amir Hussain is a Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
Table of Contents
*=New to this edition Preface, Alan Segal Acknowledgements 1. Roy C. Amore and Amir Hussain: About Religion * 2. Michael Desrochers: Traditions of the Ancient World 3. Alan Segal: Jewish Traditions 4. Roy C. Amore: Christian Traditions 5. Amir Hussain: Muslim Traditions * 6. Ken Derry: Indigenous Traditions * 7. Roy Amore: New Religions and Movements 8. Amir Hussain and Roy Amore: Current Trends in Religion Credits Index