A New Handbook of Living Religions
2nd Revised edition
Edited by Professor John R. Hinnells
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New Handbook of Living Religions by Professor John R. Hinnells
Book DescriptionThe original Penguin Handbook of Living Religions, published in 1984, quickly established itself as a standard introduction to the major religions in the modern world for students, professionals in various fields and general readers. Written by a team of leading international scholars in a clear and readable style, each chapter provides a general introduction to the sources and history of the religion, then its teachings, practices, popular traditions and at twentieth-century developments. This New Handbook of Living Religions not only updates existing chapters to reflect events in the 1990s and to account for recent scholarship, but also includes new material on modern China, gender issues and spirituality. In addition there is a whole new section looking at modern diaspora religions in the West with four new chapters on South Asian religions in the USA, Canada, Britain and the Pacific area. This section on the religions of minority communities concludes with a further new chapter looking at these religious migrations in a comparative international perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631182757
(238mm x 162mm x 52mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor John R. Hinnells
Religion Health & Suffering, Paperback (June 2016)
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Religious Reconstruction in the South Asian Diasporas, Hardback (May 2007)
Focusing on Britain, USA, Canada and Australia, this work addresses the religions, social and political issues facing South Asian diasporas and examines how they have been effected by 9/11 and Britain's 7/7 as well as the bombings in Bali and Mumbai. It also examines how religions from South Asia have been reconstructed within Western settings.
Handbook of Ancient Religions, Hardback (March 2007)
A vivid, scholarly and eminently readable account of ancient religions from around the world.
Sufism in the West, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Professor John R. Hinnells
Surveying the history of Islamic mysticism in North America and Europe, this book elaborates the ideas and institutions which organize Sufism and folk-religious practices. The chapters cover: the orders and movements; their social base; organization and institutionalization; recruitment-patterns in new environments; and more.
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