A Concise Introduction to World Religions
Edited by Roy C. Amore, Amir Hussain, and Willard G. Oxtoby
Roy C. Amore is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor in Ontario.
Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.
Michael Desrochers is Adjunct Professor of History at California State University, Dominguez
Hills, and received his Ph.D. from UCLA in the history of Mesopotamia. He is currently at work on two book-length projects: an overview of the religions of antiquity and an examination of historical irony.
Ken Derry received his PhD from the University of Toronto's Centre for the Study of Religion with a thesis on religion, violence, and First Nations literature. He is Associate Professor of Religion, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Wendy L. Fletcher is a professor of the history of Christianity as well as the principal and vice-chancellor of Renison University College, University of Waterloo. She has published extensively in the areas of women and Christianity, spirituality, and religion and ethnicity.
Michele Murray is Dean of Arts and Science at Bishop's University, where she is also professor in the Department of Religion and holds the William and Nancy Turner chair in Christianity. Her research areas include Jewish-Christian relations in the ancient world, and interaction among Eastern-Mediterranean religions in late antiquity.
Vasudha Narayanan is a distinguished professor, Department of Religion, and director, Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra), at the University of Florida. A past president of the American Academy of Religion. She is the author or editor of seven books, a coeditor of the six-volume Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism, and the author of more than a hundred articles and chapters in books.
John K. Nelson is a professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, he is the author of two books on Shinto and a documentary film on the Yasukuni Shrine. He is also the author of Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan (2013), which was co-winner of the 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism.
The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of the works on which this book is based, was a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he launched the graduate program in the study of religion. His books include Experiencing India: European Descriptions and Impressions and The Meaning of Other Faiths.
Pashaura Singh is a professor and the Dr Jasbir Singh Saini endowed chair in Sikh and Punjabi studies at the University of California, Riverside. He has authored three Oxford monographs, co-edited five conference volumes, and contributed articles to academic journals, books, and encyclopedias. His book Life and Work of Guru Arjan: History, Memory, and Biography in the Sikh Tradition (2006) was a bestseller in India.
Anne Vallely is an associate professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches courses on South Asian traditions (especially Jainism and Hinduism), as well as nature and religion and death and dying. Her book Guardians of the Transcendent: An Ethnography of a Jain Ascetic Community (2002) is an anthropological study of Jain female ascetics. Her co-edited volume Animals and the Human Imagination was published in 2012.
Terry Tak-ling Woo teaches in the Humanities Department at York University. Her research interests include women in Chinese religions and Chinese religions in diaspora. Recent publications include a co-edited volume, Canadian Women Shaping Diasporic Religious Identities (2016), and articles in Chinese Philosophy and Gender, and the Journal of Chinese Overseas.