Living Religions, 7/e 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 book 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.
A textbook surveying religions that are being practiced today around the world. Revised from the 1991 and 1994 editions to describe the situation in formerly communist countries, the current role of religion in business and politics, and trends such as the hardening of fundamentalist thought and the softening of boundaries between sects. A pronunciation guide has also been added to the glossary. Well illustrated. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.