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Introduction to Religious Studies

Edited by Paul Myhre





Designed for College Students Taking Their First Course in the Study of Religion

A solid introduction to religious studies courses, this text is neither too broad nor too narrow. Chapters explore what religion is and how it is formed and studied; religious experience; truth claims; ethics and moral theology; violence and religion; social involvement; religion and the environment; asceticism and mysticism; religion, technology, and science; religions and their words, stories, writings, and books; and more. The text respects cultural considerations and the contemporary global climate in showing religious studies in action and exploring questions of theory, method, and research. The contributing authors are in tune with college students' interests and are well suited to address the issues and methods of religious studies.

Product details

Publisher: Anselm Academic

Copyright: Sept. 15, 2009

Format: Paperbound

Size: 7.25 x 9.125

Length: 232 pages

ISBN: 978-0-88489-976-1

ISBN-10: 0-88489-976-4

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