The Sacred Paths of the West
Unique in approach, Theodore M. Ludwig's The Sacred Paths of the West combines a historical-descriptive presentation of individual religions with a comparative-thematic approach. It begins with a discussion of the basic human questions and concerns relating to religion-for example, origin and identity, ultimate reality, human nature, and the good life-and then uses these essential concepts to help describe the beliefs, practices, and historical development of each religion.
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Review: The Sacred Paths of the West (3rd Edition)User Review - Joshua Duffy - Goodreads
Fantastic overview of the Western Religions. Although I do not take Ludwig as a 'religious' man, I detect absolutely no bias in his writing; which is an enormous compliment. I learned more about ... Read full review
Review: The Sacred Paths of the West (3rd Edition)User Review - Goodreads
I learned a lot from this book, but it was very broad and sometimes over generalized. However, for it's purpose of giving a quick understanding of Western religions it worked wonderfully. I'll probably still use it as a reference for other classes.
Basic Human Concerns and Religious Responses
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