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Living religions / Mary Pat Fisher ; consultants, Joseph A. Adler ... [et al.].

Fisher, Mary Pat, 1943- (Author). Adler, Joseph Alan. (Added Author).
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Location: Fennell STACKS BL80.3 .F57 2011
Barcode: 30731101114605
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780205835850 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0205835856 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 558 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 8th ed.
  • Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2011.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
Along with a team of specialist consultants in each faith, and drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, Mary Pat Fisher provides a fresh and challenging insight into the historical development and teachings of traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and new religious movements. She considers how the contemporary beliefs and practices of each of these traditions have evolved, and explores the changing nature of each religion; particularly the role of women, and the issues and controversies such as fundamentalism, violence, globalization, and interfaith initiatives.
Subject: Religions.