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World religions today

Author: John L Esposito; Darrell J Fasching; Todd Lewis
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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The twenty-first century is witnessing a resurgence and globalization of religion. Around the world, religion has become an increasingly more important and pervasive force in personal and public life, and faith and politics now play a powerful role in international affairs. Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, World Religions Today explores major religious traditions--Christianity, Judaism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito; Darrell J Fasching; Todd Lewis
ISBN: 0195102533 9780195102536
OCLC Number: 47805165
Description: xi, 562 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt 1 Introduction --
Globalization:world religions in everyone's hometown --
Pt 2 Christianity and the road to modernity --
Pt 3 The many faces of Judaism: sacred and secular --
Pt 4 Islam: the many faces of the Muslim experience --
Pt 5 Hinduism: myriad paths to salvation --
Pt 6 Buddhism: ways to nirvana --
Pt 7 East Asian religions: traditions of human cultivation and natural harmony.
Responsibility: John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis.
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Focuses on the major religious traditions as dynamic, on-going forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. The coverage of the history of religious  Read more...

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