Studying Religion: An Introduction Through Cases
ISBN: 0073386596
EAN13: 9780073386591
Language: English
Publication Date: November 9, 2007
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.70" H x 9.00" L x 6.30" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Through the use of thought-provoking case studies, summaries, and review questions, this introductory level text shows students how to engage in the academic, objective study of religion and helps instructors address some of the typical problems they encounter when introducing students to the study of religion. Kessler guides students through an unbiased and varied study of religious beliefs and practices such as sacred power, myths and rituals, religious art, the problem of evil, and the relationship between religion and morality. The text also addresses issues of gender and religious institutionalization.