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Description - Major World Religions by Lloyd Ridgeon

This work is designed to answer the perennial questions asked 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 both modernity and postmodernism, and what is sometimes referred to as "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.

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Book Details

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

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