The World's Religions: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues
This book enables readers to gain an understanding of the world's religions by discussing their history, stances on contemporary issues, and how they compare and contrast to each other. It includes a discussion of several relatively new and emerging religions, as well as coverage of the indigenous religions of Africa and North America. It also examines various beliefs about current world issues such as ecology and euthanasia.
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