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Understanding Religion in a Global Society

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ISBN-10: 0534559956

ISBN-13: 9780534559953

Edition: 2005

Authors: R. Dean Peterson, John C. Modschiedler, Kent E. Richter, Eva M. R�pple

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UNDERSTANDING RELIGION IN GLOBAL SOCIETY is an accessible and timely introduction to religion that encourages students to explore actively the breadth and depth of the religious within the context of the current geo-political outlook. Using the phenomenological method, major religious traditions are analyzed in light of the opportunities and challenges posed by the forces of globalization. Organized topically, this textbook fosters deeper levels of understanding via engaging commentary and pedagogy and a robust website. Above all, this text assists students in questioning, exploring, and analyzing diverse religious contexts and in comparing the beliefs, rituals, texts, art, and individual…    
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Book details

List price: $199.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.21" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

R. Dean Peterson received a Ph.D. from St. Louis University and is currently Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at College of DuPage.

Kent Richter is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the College of DuPage. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University and an MA in Philosophy from Colorado State University. He regularly teaches World Religions, Asian Religions and Philosophy of Religion. Special interests include comparative religious philosophy and the Problem of Evil. He has completed sabbatical travel in India and Turkey.

Introduction: Studying Religion in Global Society
What is Religion?
The Absolute, the Ultimate, the Holy
Origins and Founders
World Scriptures
Myths, Stories, and History
Suffering and Evil
Religion and Art
Religion, Morality and Ethics
Religious Experience
Salvation and the Meaning of Life
Religion, Personality, and the Individual
Religion and Society in a Global Age