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Readership: A Concise Introduction to World Religions, second edition, is a core text for first- and second-year university and college full-year courses on world religions offered out of religion or history departments at universities and colleges.
Willard Oxtoby and Alan Segal
The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he launched the graduate program in the study of religion. His books include Experiencing India and The Meaning of Other Faiths.
Alan F. Segal is professor of religion and Igeborg Rennert professor of Jewish studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. He has written extensively in the fields of comparative religion, Judaism, and early Christianity. His books include Rebecca's Children, Paul the Convert, and Life after Death.
Important Features of this Edition (Pedagogical Resources TOC)
List of Contributors
Introduction. Alan F. Segal and Willard G. Oxtoby
1: The Nature of Religion. Alan F. Segal
2: Indigenous Traditions. Robert M. Baum
3: Jewish Traditions. Alan F. Segal
4: Christian Traditions. Alan F. Segal and Willard G. Oxtoby
5: Muslim Traditions. Amir Hussain
6: Hindu Traditions. Vasudha Narayanan
7: Jaina Traditions. Anne Vallely
8: Buddhist Traditions. Roy C. Amore
9: Sikh Traditions. Pashaura Singh
10: Chinese and Korean Traditions. Terry Tak-ling Woo
11: Japanese Traditions. John K. Nelson
12: New Religious Movements. Roy C. Amore