Religions of the World

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Religion - 407 pages
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This best-selling introduction to world religions is ideal for readers with no previous exposure to the subject. Offering accurate, comparative descriptions of a broad range of religions, it gives background material on religious theory and study, while exploring living religions in terms of the historical and cultural factors that produced them. The book concentrates on the lives of the founders of different religions, their basic teachings, and their current status in the world. Unlike other books, "Religions of the World" includes chapters on Native American and African religions as well as the " smaller" text-based religions, such as Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'i. An excellent reference work for those involved in religion and the study of religion, including those involved in marketing for various religious publications, videos, etc.

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This book was ordered from for two reasons: 1. because it was required as a textbook for my college studies, 2. because the price was significantly lower than the college offered. I have found it to be very informative and very well put together regarding subject matter. Read full review

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User Review  - Al-G - LibraryThing

A good general survey text for world religions. It has even handed coverage and a balanced approach to religion, covering the major religions in a very broad and general sense. As I said, it is an ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Woodward, an anthropologist specializing in Islam in Indonesia, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

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