Introduction to Religious Studies Paperback

by Harvey J. Sindima;

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Introduction to Religious Studies

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In Introduction to Religious Studies, Harvey J. Sindima provides an unconventional approach to the study of world religions. Often, books and courses on religious studies focus on the major world religions. This approach, however, frequently ignores other religious experiences, such as those of various African groups as well as the indigenous people of the Americas and Australia. These less widespread religions are commonly described in pejorative terms such as 'primitive religions' or 'non-literate religions.' Focusing solely on well-known religions is an approach that impoverishes religious studies and deprives students of the enormous wealth of religious knowledge of the world. Introduction to Religious Studies pulls together the diverse religious experience of Africans, Native Americans, and the indigenous peoples of Australia in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to the study of religion and broaden the horizons of religious studies students. Under each theme or topic, examples are drawn from religions of salvation as well as African and Native American religious traditions.This book provides students with a deep, wide, and very rich introduction to religious studies.

Introduction to Religious Studies by Harvey J. Sindima was published by University Press of America in September 2009. The ISBN for Introduction to Religious Studies is 9780761847618.

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Details for Introduction to Religious Studies

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity Press of America (September 2009)
Number of Pages188
Thickness14 mm
Height232 mm
Width154 mm
Product Code4025551
Page last updated 15th September 2018
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