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World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials
Robinson, Thomas A. and Hillary Rodrigues, editors

Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2006 pp. x + 339. $34.95

Description: A masterful survey for college and university courses, this wide-ranging introduction presents a clear and condensed portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of specific eastern and western religions. Rich with definitions, it includes a helpful CD with a wealth of images and study aids. • Provides a straightforward presentation of the history, beliefs, and practices of the major religious traditions • Conveys the scope and importance of religion in the human experience • Sidebars offer short, fast-grasp summaries of the major aspects of each religion • Explains a vast number of terms throughout the text • CD-ROM includes a full complement of supporting study aids including links, images, quizzes, and more

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Comparative Religion

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Review by Joseph Matos
Published 4/19/2008
Citation: Joseph Matos, review of Hillary Rodrigues and Thomas A. Robinson, eds., World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2008).

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