Description - World Religions in Practice by Paul Gwynne
World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's
great religions ? Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam ? and explores how they are lived and expressed in
custom, ritual, and symbol.
A major new textbook exploring the world's great religions
through their customs, rituals and everyday practices ? by
focusing on this 'lived experience' it goes beyond many traditional
introductions to religious studies
Adopts a directly comparative approach to develop a greater
understanding of the nature of religion
Each chapter engages with an individual theme, such as birth,
death, food, pilgrimage and ethics, to illustrate how religious
practices are expressed
Broadens students' understanding by offering an impartial
discussion of the similarities and differences between each
Includes chapter-by-chapter opening themes and summaries, and
will be accompanied by a website at
www.blackwellpublishing.com/gwynne featuring additional
resources and study questions.
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Author Biography - Paul Gwynne
Paul Gwynne is a part-time lecturer in comparative religions in the General Education Program of the University of New South Wales. He completed his doctoral studies in Rome and has lectured in theology and religion in Indonesia and at the Melbourne College of Divinity.
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