The World's Religions: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005 - Religion - 413 pages
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William A. Young employs a set of engaging, essential questions to draw students into a concise, contemporary study of the world's religions. Coverage includes major religions, as well as indigenous religions and new religious movements, providing basic history and worldviews of each. Unlike other leading texts on the market, Young devotes an entire section to twenty-first century ethical concerns--ecology, economics, war, capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, gender, and sexual orientation--describing in a balanced manner how world religions understand and address these issues.

FREE! BOUND INTO EVERY NEW COPY of "The World's Religions is The Sacred World: Encounters with the World's Religions, " Prentice Hall's new student tutorial on CD-ROM for world religion. Containing over 60 video segments on nine of the world's leading religions, it vividly illustrates key rituals and beliefs. Also included are a glossary of terms and self-assessment questions on the web tied directly to The Sacred World, to help improve student comprehension. The Sacred World brings the color, sound, and beauty of the world's religions right to students ...no matter where in the world they are!

ALSO FREE! AND BUNDLED WITH EVERY NEW COPY of The World's Religions is Prentice Hall's exclusive TIME "Special Edition: World Religions." Recent articles and essays on the world's major religions bring currency to students' study of religion. Articles are highlighted at the end of chapters.

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Review: World's Religions w/CD: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues, A Prentice Hall Portfolio Edition (2nd Edition)

User Review  - Natasha Compton - Goodreads

Great for an introduction to religion! I wanted to learn the basic FACTS of various religions and this book definitely delivered Read full review

Review: World's Religions w/CD: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues, A Prentice Hall Portfolio Edition (2nd Edition)

User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

William A Young obviously has an excellent command of the subject of World Religions, but he is a poor writer. There are numerous instances of bad grammar and punctuation, the text does not flow, and ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Religion
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What Is the Relationship Between
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An Overview of
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