Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 February 2014

464 Pages | 80 photos, 7 maps, 8 tables, 7 figures


ISBN: 9780199002818

Bookseller Code (AE)

World Religions

Eastern Traditions

Fourth Edition

Edited by Willard G. Oxtoby (deceased), Roy C. Amore, and Amir Hussain

  • Market leader. Renowned for its thorough treatment, this textbook is trusted as the leading introduction to Eastern religions.
  • Expert contributors. Recognized experts in each tradition convey significant knowledge and rigorous research in each chapter, providing students with an authoritative examination of the Eastern traditions.
  • New chapter structures. The organization of each chapter better reflects the uniqueness of each tradition and helps students gain a better understanding.
  • Contemporary coverage. New "Recent Developments" section for every tradition enables students to understand the relationship between religion and today's society.
  • Updated "Current Issues" chapter. This chapter has been modified to better tackle key issues facing Eastern traditions while maintaining a comprehensive examination of issues facing world religions.
  • More content on the role of women. To ensure students gain a comprehensive understanding of Eastern traditions, content on the role of women has been increased throughout the text.
  • New learning tools. Chapter outlines, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and Sacred Text tables make comprehension of difficult topics straightforward for students.
  • Dynamic pedagogy. "Traditions at a Glance" boxes open each chapter to present key facts and figures in a manageable way for students. Maps, photographs, key dates timelines, boxes highlighting key concepts, sites, and textual excerpts as well as further reading lists help bring each tradition to life for students.
  • Robust ancillaries package. The ancillary suite comprises indispensable supplementary resources, including an instructor's manual, test generator, PowerPoint slides, student study guide, and more.

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