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World Religions

Series Editor: Damien Keown, Charles S Prebish

This exciting series introduces students to the major world religious traditions. Each religion is explored in a lively and clear fashion by experienced teachers and leading scholars in the field of world religions. Up to date scholarship is presented in a student-friendly fashion, covering history, core beliefs, sacred texts, key figures, religious practice and culture, and key contemporary issues. To aid learning and revision, each text includes illustrations, summaries, explanations of key terms, and further reading.

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1-10 of 13 results in World Religions
  1. Introducing Islam

    2nd Edition

    By William E. Shepard

    Series: World Religions

    Just what is Islam and what does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this fascinating...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Introducing African American Religion

    By Anthony B. Pinn

    Series: World Religions

    This book offers a creative and unique approach to the history of African American religion. Tracing what it has meant to be African American and religious within the context of the United States, it provides a vital snapshot of some of the traditions that have shaped the religious imagination of...

    Published November 16th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    Series: World Religions

    This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex...

    Published April 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Introducing Buddhism

    2nd Edition

    By Charles S. Prebish, Damien Keown

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. It explains the religion’s key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Charles S. Prebish and Damien...

    Published December 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  5. Introducing American Religion

    By Charles H. Lippy

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing American Religion provides a lively and concise overview of the historical development of religion in the USA. In four parts, Charles Lippy traces the history of American religion from Europe, Native American and African life, through to the age of independence, and on to the late...

    Published July 20th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Introducing Chinese Religions

    By Mario Poceski

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Chinese Religions is the ideal starting point for students exploring the fascinating religious traditions of China. This introduction covers the whole spectrum of Chinese religious history, from the multi-faceted religious heritage of pre-modern China, to the practice of different...

    Published June 19th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Introducing Islam

    By William E. Shepard

    Series: World Religions

    What exactly is ‘Islam’ and what does it mean to be a ‘Muslim’ in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this...

    Published June 1st 2009 by Routledge

  8. Introducing Daoism

    By Livia Kohn

    Series: World Religions

    Daoism is one of the major religious traditions of the East, but in the past has not been as well known as Buddhism and Hinduism. With the increased interest in Eastern religions, and alternative spiritual traditions, interest in Daoism is increasing. Introducing Daoism is a lively and accessible...

    Published September 26th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Introducing Judaism

    By Eliezer Segal

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Judaism is the ideal starting point for students beginning their studies of this fascinating religion. Eliezer Segal takes a historical approach, focusing on religious aspects of Judaism, and introducing themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Students will gain an...

    Published August 8th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Introducing Christianity

    By James R. Adair

    Series: World Religions

    What is Christianity? How did it begin? What do Christians believe? What are their customs and history? How has Christianity developed though the centuries, and how diverse is Christianity today? Introducing Christianity is an essential introduction to one of the world’s great religious traditions....

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Introducing Hinduism, 2nd Edition
    By Hillary P. Rodrigues
    To Be Published July 31st 2015

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