Concisely covering the history, phenomenology, psychology and sociology of religion, this is the best single volume introduction to religion on the market. Religion can be made to seem boring and uninteresting -- and it most often is by its scholarly observers. Ellwood, however, truly has the knack of interesting presentation -- if you want a quick intro to a reasoned understanding of religion, this is the book to buy.
the textbook came in a timely fashion. i would recommend this as an alternative to buying from the school bookstore. i wish the condition of the textbook was a little better but i dont really mind that much it gets the job done.