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Understanding world religions : an interdisciplinary approach

Author: Irving Hexham
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2018] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Irving Hexham's introductory world religions text explores various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Hexham
ISBN: 031059846X 9780310598466
OCLC Number: 1045192236
Description: 512 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Studying religion. Introductory issues in the study of religion ; A biased canon --
African traditions. African religious traditions ; Witchcraft and sorcery ; God in Zulu religion ; The case of Isaiah Shembe --
The yogic tradition. The origins of yogic religions ; The richness of the Hindu tradition ; Rethinking the Hindu tradition ; Ghandi the great Contrarian ; Buddhism ; The development of Buddhist beliefs and practice ; The moral quest of Edward Conze ; Other yogic-type traditions --
The Abramic tradition. Early Judaism ; Rabbinic and other Judaisms ; Jewish faith and practice ; Martin Buber's Zionist spirituality ; Christianity ; Christian history ; Christian faith and practice ; Christian politics according to Abraham Kuyper ; The challenge of Islam ; Muslim beliefs and practices ; Muslim piety ; Sayyid Qutb and the rebirth of contemporary Islam --
Conclusion: Whither religious studies?
Responsibility: Irving Hexham.

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