Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations

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Linda Woodhead
Routledge, 2002 - Religion - 393 pages
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This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.
With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world, Religions in the Modern World is ideal for newcomers to the study of religion. It incorporates case-studies and anecdotes, text extracts, chapter menus and end-of-chapter summaries, glossaries and annotated further reading sections. Topics covered include:
* religion, colonialism and postcolonialism
* religious nationalism
* women and religion
* religion and globalization
* religion and authority
* the rise of new spiritualities.

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This book has been as a course book at the University of Turku in the basic studies of Comparative Religion. So it is a humanistic non-fiction book with high quality. There are many authors and ... Read full review

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The editors, all from the religious studies department of Lancaster University, have created an excellent textbook on contemporary religions and spiritualities. Although designed for undergraduate ... Read full review

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The editors, Linda Woodhead, Paul Fletcher, Hiroko Kawanami and David Smith are all members of the Religious Studies Department at Lancaster University, one of the leading international institutions in the study of religion.

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