World Religions in Practice: A Comparative Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 2011 - Religion - 448 pages
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World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world'sgreat religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,and Islam – and explores how they are lived and expressed incustom, ritual, and symbol.
  • A major new textbook exploring the world's great religionsthrough their customs, rituals and everyday practices – byfocusing on this 'lived experience' it goes beyond many traditionalintroductions to religious studies
  • Adopts a directly comparative approach to develop a greaterunderstanding of the nature of religion
  • Each chapter engages with an individual theme, such as birth,death, food, pilgrimage and ethics, to illustrate how religiouspractices are expressed
  • Broadens students' understanding by offering an impartialdiscussion of the similarities and differences between eachreligion
  • Includes chapter-by-chapter opening themes and summaries, andwill be accompanied by a website atwww.blackwellpublishing.com/gwynne featuring additionalresources and study questions.
 

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Contents

BOOK
9
ETHICS
2
BIRTH
11
DEA
10
MARRIAGE
Under the Huppah
FOOD
CLOTHING
Chapter 9
YEAR
BUILDING
JOURNEY
CONCLUSION
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
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Paul Gwynne lectures in comparative religion in the General Education Program of the University of New South Wales. He completed his doctoral studies in Rome and has taught theology and religious studies in Indonesia and at the Melbourne College of Divinity.

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