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Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations

Author: Linda Woodhead; Christopher H Partridge; Hiroko Kawanami
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, and questions for reflection and discussion. The first part of the book considers the history and modern practices of the main religious traditions of the world, while the second analyzes trends from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities. Comprehensive and fully international in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Woodhead; Christopher H Partridge; Hiroko Kawanami
ISBN: 9780415858809 0415858801 9780415858816 041585881X
OCLC Number: 916409066
Description: xvi, 598 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: How to study religion / Kim Knott --
Hinduism / David Smith --
Buddhism / Cathy Cantwell and Hiroko Kawanami --
Sikhism / Gurinder Singh Mann --
Chinese religions / Stephan Feuchtwang --
Judaism / Seth Kunin --
Christianity / Linda Woodhead --
Islam / Anna Bigelow --
Religion in Africa / Mark Faulkner --
Native American religions / Kenneth Mello) --
Spirituality / Giselle Vincett and Linda Woodhead --
Paganism / Graham Harvey --
Contemporary esotericism / Kennet Granholm --
New religious movements / Douglas E. Cowan --
Religion and migration / Manuel Vásquez --
Religion and politics / Paul Djupe --
Religion and violence / Ian Reader --
Religion and gender / Linda Woodhead --
Religion and popular culture / Christopher Partridge --
Secularism and secularization / Grace Davie, Rebecca Catto, and Linda Woodhead.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, and Hiroko Kawanami.

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This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, and questions for reflection and discussion. The first part of the book considers the history and modern practices of the main religious traditions of the world, while the second analyzes trends from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities. Comprehensive and fully international in coverage, it is accessibly written by practicing and specialist teachers. -- Provided by publisher.

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"We often throw a word like 'modern' around, as if we know what it means, or as if there were only one way of getting to or being modern. The present collection of essays on the religions and Read more...

 
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