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Now in its 8th edition, this is a both stimulating and highly readable survey of the world's major religions, as well as new and emerging religious movements. Highly illustrated
Living Religions , now in its eighth edition, is a highly readable and stimulating survey of the world’s major religious traditions . It provides a clear and straightforward account of the development, doctrines, and practices of the major faiths, with an emphasis on the personal consciousness of believers and their own accounts of its relevance in contemporary life. The book also describes new and emerging religious movements and explores the attitudes of various faiths towards issues such as the role of women, the environment and society, as well as covering the disturbing rise in violence perpetrated in the name of religion. Highly illustrated with photographs, maps and timelines, this is the leading overview of the modern religious world.
• Revised and updated eighth edition of the
leading survey of the modern religious world
• Covers all major religions, as well as new
and emerging religious movements
• Includes interviews with followers of each faith
• Highly illustrated with photographs, maps and timelines
• Provides fascinating insights into significant festivals
and religious practices
Joseph Adler Kenyon College
Afe Adogame University of Edinburgh
Robin Rinehart Lafayette College
Karma Lekshe Tsomo University of San Diego
Wang MinQing () Cornell University and Hunan University, China
Vanessa Ochs University of Virginia
Amy DeRogatis Michigan State University
Ali Ihsan Yitik Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Dr. Mohinder Singh Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi
Christine Gudorf Florida International University
Arvind Sharma McGill University, Montreal