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Religions in the Modern World By Edited by Linda Woodhead, MBE (Lancaster University, UK)

Religions in the Modern World
by Edited by Linda Woodhead, MBE (Lancaster University, UK)

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A comprehensive guide to the latest work in the study of religion. Considers the main religious traditions of Asia and the West, as well as new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.
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Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations by Edited by Linda Woodhead, MBE (Lancaster University, UK)

This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.
With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world, Religions in the Modern World is ideal for newcomers to the study of religion. It incorporates case-studies and anecdotes, text extracts, chapter menus and end-of-chapter summaries, glossaries and annotated further reading sections. Topics covered include:
* religion, colonialism and postcolonialism
* religious nationalism
* women and religion
* religion and globalization
* religion and authority
* the rise of new spiritualities.

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Religions in the Modern World Reviews


'The book has a number of distinguished writers, and is a splendid achievement ... Warmly recommended.' - Epworth Review

'... a refreshing and innovative approach that stimulates the subject and identifies its relevance to contemporary life and world affairs ... This is an important work that should have a significant effect on debates as to how we go about studying religion and why it is worth studying.' - Journal of Beliefs and Values

'... this book is an excellent addition to the range of volumes available for introducing students to the world's religions. It overcomes many of the now questionable assumptions of existing texts in the area and can profitably be adopted to replace them.' - Journal of Contemporary Religion

'The book has a number of distinguished writers, and is a splendid achievement ... Warmly recommended.' - Martin Forward

About Edited by Linda Woodhead, MBE (Lancaster University, UK)


The editors, Linda Woodhead, Paul Fletcher, Hiroko Kawanami and David Smith are all members of the Religious Studies Department at Lancaster University, one of the leading international institutions in the study of religion.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Studying Religion and Modernity Linda Woodhead
Part 1: Asian 1. Hinduism David Smith 2. Buddhism Cathy Cantwell and Koko Kawanami 3. Sikhism Christopher Shakle 5. Chinese Religions 6. Japanese Religions Robert Kisala
Part 2: Western 6. Judaism Seth Kunin 7. Christianity Linda Woodhead 8. Islam David Waines 9. Religion in Africa Charlie Gore 10. Native American Religions Howard L. Harrod 11. New age Religion Wouter Handgraaff 12. New Religious Movements Elisabeth Arweck
Part 3: Themes and Trends 13. Secularization and Sacrelization Peter Berger 14. Religion and Globalizaiton David Lehmann 15. Religion and Politics Jeffrey Haynes 16. Religion and Gender Linda Woodhead 17. The Spiritual Revolution: From Religion to Spirituality Paul Heelas Index

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GOR002000870
Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations by Edited by Linda Woodhead, MBE (Lancaster University, UK)
Edited by Linda Woodhead, MBE (Lancaster University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2001-10-25
416
0415217849
9780415217842
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