A leading textbook for world religion, this volume is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion and provides broad coverage of diverse religions. An international group of expert scholars sympathetically discuss the world's major religious traditions (including Buddhism, Baha'i, and Jainism) and new religious movements. This resource also includes a study guide and A Short Guide to Writing Research Papers on World Religions.
The contributing editors include Diana L. Eck, Robert Kisala, Nicholas de Lange, Mikael Rothstein, Lamin O. Sanneh, Garry W. Trompf, and Linda Woodhead.
This volume does not include maps, photographs, or illustrations.
A sumptuous handbook.
—The Times Literary Supplement
A moving and illuminating book. I am aware of nothing on the market remotely comparable in scope, balance, readability, and sensitivity.
Christopher Partridge is Professor of Contemporary Religion at University College Chester, Cheshire, England. He is editor of New Religions: A Guide (2004) and the Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World (2002).