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Description - The Religion Toolkit by John Morreall

This complete overview of religious studies provides students with
the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and
understand the nature of religion.

Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of
major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology

Considers recent developments including secularization; the
relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies
on religion, health, and mystical experience

Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded
to the subject

Explains what it means to study religion academically, and
considers the impact of the study of religion on religion
itself

Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos,
maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population
distribution figures

Provides classroom users with a lively
website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including
questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and
secondary sources

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405182478
ISBN-10: 1405182474
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 191mm x 24mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Morreall

John Morreall is Professor of Religious Studies at theCollege of William and Mary. He has published widely in thephilosophy of religion, and on the comic dimensions of worldreligions. His book Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion (1999) wonthe Choice Outstanding Academic Book 2000. He is also the author of Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor (2009),published by Wiley-Blackwell. Tamara Sonn is the Wm. R. Kenan Distinguished Professorof Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at the Collegeof William and Mary. Her books include Comparing Religionsthrough Law: Judaism and Islam (with J. Neusner, 1999) andIslam: A Brief History, 2nd edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).She was senior editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Islam(2003), and associate editor of The Islamic World Past andPresent (2004). She is currently an editor of Oxford IslamicStudies Online, and of Encyclopedia of the Islamic World(2009). In addition, Sonn is editor-in-chief of OxfordBibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, and co-editor-in-chiefof Wiley-Blackwell's Religion Compass.

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