Introducing Religion

Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century (5th edition)

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Robert S. Ellwood
  • New York: 
    , November
     372 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Introducing Religion explores different ways of looking at religion in the twenty-first century. Providing a broad overview to the discipline of religious studies, this textbook introduces students to engaging and contemporary topics such as:

  • sociology of religion
  • psychology of religion
  • history of religion
  • religion and art
  • religious ethics
  • popular religion
  • religion and violence

Thoroughly updated throughout, this fifth edition includes images, further reading, a detailed glossary, case studies, and key terms for revision. This is the essential textbook for students approaching this subject area for the first time.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Robert S. Ellwood is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Southern California, USA. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including Many Peoples, Many Faiths, The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace, The Sixties Spiritual Awakening, and Islands of the Dawn.