Back to skip links

Purchase eTextbooks at the new VitalSource web site. Product options and pricing may differ. Shop Now

Additional product details

ISBN-10 0136030041ISBN-13 9780136030041
ISBN-10 0-13-614105-6ISBN-13 978-0-13-614105-1
Author(s): Mary Pat Fisher
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 568

For one semester/quarter courses in World Religions or Comparative Religion.

Living Religions presents a highly readable and stimulating survey of the modern religious world. Exploring the historical development and teachings of traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and new religious movements, this book considers how each of these traditions has evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. This text explores in detail the changing nature of each religion, the spread of religious pluralism, the rise in violence in the name of religion, and the movement toward interfaith dialogue. Author Mary Pat Fisher offers fresh and challenging insight into how believers of today's faiths perceive their religion and its role in the changing world in which they live.