Understanding Religion: A Thematic Approach

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Oneworld Publications, Nov 4, 2008 - Social Science - 640 pages
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An innovative, thematic presentation of the role of religion in human society, from traditional cultures to the modern world, this comprehensive account will prove invaluable for students, experts or the interested general readers seeking an understanding of the nature and significance of diverse religious experience. Drawing from all major religious traditions in the world, as well as a variety of non-religious disciplines such as psychology, philosophy and sociology, Momen's informative study covers everything from art and history to theology and the World Wide Web.

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Phenomenon of Religion

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"Religion," says Momen (Introduction to Shi'i Islam), "is a phenomenon that has proven difficult to define." Momen's perspective--that religion can only be grasped as a fluid, multifaceted ... Read full review

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Four hundred Illustrations! And extensive information on religious beliefs and practices. This book is invaluable to anyone working with interfaith organizations and comittees. Much better than a History of World Religions that is sorted by religion or historical period, it looks into teachings, rituals and ideas and finds many commonalities amongst faiths and traditions. 


The Concept of Religion
Religion East and West A General Survey
Theories of Religion

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Dr Moojan Momen is author of a number of books on world religions including An Introduction to Shi’i Islam.

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