Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2011

480 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199759491

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Religions of Asia Today

Second Edition

John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Lewis

Religions of Asia Today, Second Edition, reveals the significance of religion in contemporary life. Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, Islam in Asia, indigenous religions, and new religions are explored as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's Asian religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world. The second edition features updates throughout, new "Rituals and Rites" and "Gender Focus" boxes, an updated Companion Website at, and a revised Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD.

New to this Edition:

  • Updates throughout that cover more aspects of the current international situation and developments in religious life around the world
  • "Rituals and Rites" boxes examining rituals that have changed in practice or meaning over time
  • "Gender Focus" boxes that highlight gender-specific customs within each faith
  • A revised and updated Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD containing overviews, learning goals, and summaries for each chapter; lecture outlines; PowerPoint-based lecture slides; fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and true/false test questions; sample essay/discussion questions; flash cards of key terms; and suggested reading, viewing, and links
  • An updated Companion Website at featuring all of the material on the Instructor's Manual and additional resources for students

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