Global Religions: An Introduction

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Mark Juergensmeyer
Oxford University Press, Oct 12, 2006 - Religion - 686 pages
The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. The volume begins with an introduction to the globalization of religion by Mark Juergensmeyer, and is followed by individual essays on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and local religious societies. The book concludes with three essays reflecting on the global religious scene. Taken together, these essays provide a concise, authoritative, and highly readable introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century.
 

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Contents

1 Thinking Globally about Religion
3
INDIC CULTURAL REGION
13
BUDDHISTCONFUCIAN CULTURAL REGION
67
JEWISH CULTURAL REGION
173
CHRISTIAN CULTURAL REGION
243
ISLAMIC CULTURAL REGION
399
AFRICAN CULTURAL REGION
525
LOCAL RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES
555
UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL RELIGION
595
Index
631
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