The World's Religions

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Peter Clarke, Friedhelm Hardy, Leslie Houlden, Stewart Sutherland
Routledge, 2004 M01 14 - 995 pages
* Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world
* Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of religion itself, of the religions of the world and the study of religions
* Comprehensive index, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading

`Intriguing philosophical questions are raised about the nature of religion and the qualities needed for studying it.' - Times Higher Education Supplement
`Excellent book ... remarkably successful, impressive as much for the sheer scale of the undertaking as for its consistent standard of analysis. It is a fine achievement which will serve both as a very suitable textbook for students and a reliable guide to the state of scholarship in the History and Study of Religions.' - Heythrop Journal
 

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Contents

General Introduction
Religionand the Religions
The Study of Religion and Religions
Introduction
Christian Origins
Judaism
Eastern Christianity since 451
Christianity in the West totheReformation
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Islam in Contemporary Europe
Islam in North America
Introduction
Philosophical and Religious Taoism
Bulcsu Siklós School ofOriental andAfrican Studies University ofLondon 34 Mazdaism ªZoroastrianism
The Classical Religions of Friedhelm Hardy India

Reformation to Today
Christianity in Africa from 1450 to Today
Christianity
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Christianity Today
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Islam in Iran
Islam in the Indian SubContinent
24
Chinas Muslims
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Islam in the Middle East
aivism andthe TantricTraditions Alexis Sanderson Oriental Institute University of Oxford
Sikhism
Buddhism in China
The Religions of Tibet
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Introduction
Melanesian Religions
Maori Religion
T P Tawhai Massey University 50 African Traditional Religion
North AmericanTraditional Religion G Cooper Universityof Leicester
Introduction
SelfReligions
Japan
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