Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 June 2015

648 Pages | 260

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199378364

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Invitation to World Religions

Second Edition

Jeffrey Brodd, Layne Little, Brad Nystrom, Robert Platzner, Richard Shek, and Erin Stiles

New to this Edition:

  • A modified modular chapter structure proceeds consistently from "Teachings" to "History" to "Way of Life," allowing for a closer alignment of teachings and history and improving the flow of each chapter
  • A new full chapter on Zoroastrianism provides students with a compelling opportunity to explore the ancient beliefs that resonate in more familiar religions
  • An updated Chapter 14, "New Religious Movements," features new sections on Rastafarianism, Theosophy, and Unitarian Universalism
  • Marginal comparative questions encourage critical and comparative thinking
  • Expanded coverage of women in religion includes a specific discussion in each chapter of the contributions that women make--and the challenges that they sometimes face--within each religion
  • An expanded map program includes maps showing the populations of different religions around the world

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