Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2020

168 Pages | 10

4-3/8 x 6-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780190064679

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Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas A. Tweed

Very Short Introductions

  • Traces the history of religion from the stone age to the computer age
  • Addresses diverse perspectives on what religion is and what role it plays in society
  • Written by a leading authority on the historical study of religion, who served as the president of the American Academy of Religion
  • Discusses the largest global traditions -- Christianity, Islam, Judaism -- as well as indigenous religions and other lesser known faiths that play a role in the contemporary world
  • Provides an informative overview of the global presence of religion in modern-day life, including its role in both intensifying and addressing contemporary political and environmental problems.