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Religions in Focus: New Approaches to Tradition and Comtemporary Practices

Harvey, Graham ed. (2009). Religions in Focus: New Approaches to Tradition and Comtemporary Practices. London: Equinox.

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Abstract

Religions in Focus engages with the religious lives of members of some of the most significant religions today. It presents religions as contemporary ways of life that motivate and inspire people. Because religious people refer to sacred texts, honour the founders of their religions, learn from elders, or mould their lives according to authoritative teachings, Religions in Focus explains the relationship between tradition and contemporary practice. It offers an introduction to religions that is rooted in the best scholarship of the Study of Religions and provides a secure foundation for further study. A team of Religious Studies scholars from many countries, all skilled communicators about the contemporary religions with which they are thoroughly familiar, introduce what it means to live as a religious person today. They insist that however old or young these religions may be, what is most interesting is the ways in which people express them today. This is not a history of religions but an insightful introduction to living religions. A guide to further study and a companion website will point to ways of building on knowledge gained in studying this book, and applying skills developed in studying people's religious lives.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 Equinox Publishing
ISBN: 1-84553-218-X, 978-1-84553-218-5
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 21983
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2010 15:26
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21983
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