Religions in Focus: New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices

Religions in Focus: New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices

by Graham Harvey

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"Religions in Focus" engages with the religious lives of members of some of the most significant religions today. It presents religions as contemporary ways of life that motivate and inspire people. Because religious people refer to sacred texts, honour the founders of their religions, learn from elders, or mould their lives according to authoritative teachings, "Religions in Focus" explains the relationship between tradition and contemporary practice. It offers an introduction to religions that is rooted in the best scholarship of the Study of Religions and provides a secure foundation for further study.A team of Religious Studies scholars from many countries, all skilled communicators about the contemporary religions with which they are thoroughly familiar, introduce what it means to live as a religious person today. They insist that however old or young these religions may be, what is most interesting is the ways in which people express them today. This is not a history of religions but an insightful introduction to living religions. A guide to further study and a companion website will point to ways of building on knowledge gained in studying this book, and applying skills developed in studying people's religious lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134936908
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Graham Harvey is Reader in Religious Studies at the Open University, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Zoroastrians, Jenny Rose 2. Sikhs, Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh 3. Shamans and Animists, Graham Harvey 4. Practitioners of Indigenous Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora, Afe Adogame 5. Pagans, Sabina Magliocco 6. Muslims, Florian Pohl 7. Latter Day Saints, Douglas J. Davies 8. Koreans' "New" Religious Concerns, Woo Hairan 9. Jews, K. Hannah Holtschneider 10. Japanese Religionists, Katja Triplett 11. Jains, Jeffery D. Long 12. Indigenous Religionists in North America, Kenneth Lokensgard 13. Hindus, P. Pratap Kumar 14.  Christians, George D. Chryssides 15. Chinese Religionists, Shawn Arthur 16. Buddhists, Eve Mullen 17. Baha’is, Peter Smith

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