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9780134168975: Living Religions
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For courses in World Religions Help students understand the role of modern religions in today's changing world Living Religions provides a clear and straightforward account of the development, doctrines, and practices of the major faiths followed today. The emphasis throughout is on the personal consciousness of believers and their own accounts of their religion and its relevance in contemporary life. Authors Mary Pat Fisher and Robin Rinehart emphasize cultural customs, popular spiritual practices, and varieties of religious ways, as opposed to distinct monolithic institutionalized religions. The Tenth Edition includes new and revised content that helps students see how religion intersects with contemporary issues, including globalization, economics, and environmental and societal issues. Note: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below; 013463053X / 9780134630533 Living Religions and NEW MyReligionLab with Pearson eText -- Valupack Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134168976 / 9780134168975 Living Religions 0205871429 / 9780205871421 NEW MyReligionLab with Pearson eText -- Valupack Access Card Living Religions, Tenth Edition is also available via REVEL (TM), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.


"Living Religions: A Brief Introduction" is a brief edition of "Living Religions, " fourth edition. It presents a stimulating survey of today's religious world. Exploring the historical developments and teachings of traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and new religious movements, this brief edition considers how each of these traditions has evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. It examines the changing nature of each religion, the spread of religious pluralism, and the movement toward interfaith dialogue.

With the help of a team of specialist consultants in each faith, and drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, Mary Pat Fisher gives a fresh and challenging insight into how believers of today's faiths perceive their religion and its role in the changing world in which they live. SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Seven feature boxes on religious figures in public life.
  • Quotes from contemporary teachers and practitioners of each faith.
  • Coverage of the role of women in each tradition.
  • Coverage of the socio-political context of contemporary religious practice.
  • Map and timeline providing the geographical and historical context for each religion.

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Rinehart, Robin, Fisher, Mary Pat
Publicado por Pearson (2016)
ISBN 10: 0134168976 ISBN 13: 9780134168975
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