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The New Penguin Handbook of Living Religions

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Paperback : 26 Oct 2000



Comprehensive and informative, The New Penguin Handbook of Living Religions has been completely revised, with all chapters updated to include discussion of modern developments and recent scholarship. Compiled by a team of leading international scholars, it is an authoritative guide to understanding the religious beliefs and practices of the world today.

* Explains the sources and history of the world's religions, from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism to regional groups in Africa, China and Japan
* Describes the doctrines, practices and teachings of different religions, including rites of passage and specific rituals
* Examines the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world
* Explores the role of gender in modern religion
* Discusses the widespread contemporary interest in spirituality

Table of contents

Living Religions The Contributors


Introduction to the New Handbook
John R. Hinnells

Introduction to the First Edition
John R. Hinnells

Part I: The Religions
1. Judaism
Alan Unterman
2. Christianity
Andrew Walls
3. Islam
Alford T. Welch
4. Zoroastrianism
Mary Boyce
5. Hinduism
Simon Weightman
6. Sikhism
W. Owne Cole
7. Jainism
Kendall W. Folkert, revised and expanded by John E. Cort
8. Buddhism
L. S. Cousins
9. Chinese Religions
Michael Saso
10. Japanese Religions
David Reid
11. Native North American Religions
Armin W. Geertz
12. Religions of the Pacific
Brian Colless and Peter Donovan
13. African Religions
Aylward Shorter
14. New Religious Movements in Primal Societies
Harold W. Turner
15. Modern Alternative Religions in the West
J. Gordon Melton
16. Baha'ism
Denis MacEoin

Part II: Cross Cultural Issues
17. Religion and Gender
Ursula King
18. Spirituality
Ursula King
19. The Study of Diaspora Religion
John R. Hinnells
20. African Diaspora Religion
Ossie Stuart
21. The Austrailian South Asian Diaspora
Purushottama Bilimoria
22. The Religions of South Asian Communities in Britain
Kim Knott
23. The Religions of the South Asian Diaspora in Canada
Harold Coward
24. South Asian Religions in the United States
Raymond Brady Williams
25. Comparative Reflections on South Asian Religion in International Migration
John R. Hinnells

General Bibliography

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780140514803
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 912
Published : 26 Oct 2000
Publisher : Penguin

The New Penguin Handbook of Living Religions

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