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Studying religion : an introduction through cases

Author: Gary E Kessler
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Through the use of thought-provoking case studies, summaries, and review questions, this introductory level text shows students how to engage in the academic, objective study of religion and helps instructors address some of the typical problems they encounter when introducing students to the study of religion. Kessler guides students through an unbiased and varied study of religious beliefs and practices such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary E Kessler
ISBN: 9780073386591 0073386596
OCLC Number: 171049373
Description: xvi, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gary E. Kessler.
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Through the use of thought-provoking case studies, summaries, and review questions, this introductory level text shows students how to engage in the academic, objective study of religion and helps instructors address some of the typical problems they encounter when introducing students to the study of religion. Kessler guides students through an unbiased and varied study of religious beliefs and practices such as sacred power, myths and rituals, religious art, the problem of evil, and the relationship between religion and morality. The text also addresses issues of gender and religious institutionalization.

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