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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405167024
ISBN-10: 1405167025
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 198mm x 32mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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