- Paperback: 584 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (April 16, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195422074
- ISBN-13: 978-0195422078
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #835,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Concise Introduction to World Religions 1st Edition
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The late Willard Oxtoby was formerly a professor of Religion at the University of Toronto. Alan Segal is a Professor of Religion and the Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University
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I have not been able to find another single volume that does what this book does. It introduces students to the major religious traditions of the world, and does so in manageable chapters of about 60 pages each. Unlike other books, it doesn't skimp on the details, and provides all of the important information (people, places, texts, dates, etc. that are important to each religion) that students need to properly understand the world's religions. The authors of each chapter are recognized authorities on the religions that they write about (full disclosure, I'm the co-author, along with Mahmoud Ayoub, of the chapter on Islam), and all of them are excellent teachers. There are many illustrations, splash pages, text boxes, and different colours used to make the book visually appealing. This is an outstanding introduction to the religions of the world and my students love it.
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