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Description - Major World Religions by Lloyd Ridgeon

This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which are religions that have had (and probably continue to have) the greatest number of followers in Western society. In addition to the lasting impact that religion has had in society, we are witnesses to the development of secularism on the one hand and the revival of religious sentiment on the other, thus chapters on modernity, postmodernism, and 'fundamentalism' have also been included. The distinctive feature of the book is its modern feel. Each chapter brings the reader up-to-date with recent developments and commentaries upon recent religious thought, theology and religious-political movements. Moreover, the length of the chapters permits a detailed analysis which is so often lacking in books on world religions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415297684
ISBN-10: 0415297680
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 26mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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