by Robert Ellwood and Barbara McGraw
Pearson Education, Inc., 2014
his introduction to the great religions of the world provides empathetic treatments of tribal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, new religious movements, and more. It is written to give a feel for the worship and social life of all the world's faiths as well as a summary of doctrines. Short of boarding a plane and traveling around the world visiting the colorful temples, mosques, shrines, and churches of the planet's wonderful and varied spiritual traditions, reading this book is one of the best things you can do to appreciate their offerings. There is a final chapter on issues in religion today, and an appendix on how to study religion.
Later editions of this book, coauthored by Barbara McGraw of St. Mary' College, Moraga, California, includes substantial new material on women in the world's religions, and on the growing presence of all the world's faiths in the U.S. This new material definitely makes Many Peoples, Many Faiths unique among world religion textbooks. Let me know what you think about it.
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