World Religions: Eastern Traditions

5th Edition

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Roy C. Amore, Amir Hussain, Willard Oxtoby
  • Oxford, England: 
    Oxford University Press
    , September
     448 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Mariske Westendorp forthcoming.


World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Fifth Edition, provides students with an accessible, engaging, and thought-provoking survey of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Chinese, Korean, and Japanese religions. The expert contributors offer an authoritative examination of the origins, central teachings, divisions and branches, rituals and practices, influences on culture, and responses to modern challenges for each tradition.

Ideal for courses in Asian religions and comparative religions, World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Fifth Edition, combines a historically descriptive perspective with a spirit of sympathetic fascination.

New to this Edition

  • "Interview" boxes bring to life the impact that a member of each religion is having on today's world
  • "Women in the Traditions" boxes highlight the essential roles played by women in each tradition
  • A new introductory chapter, "Studying Eastern Religions," discusses the nature of religion throughout history, reasons to study religion, and methods for studying religion
  • An extensively updated "Current Issues" chapter addresses important new developments in China, Sri Lanka, and Myanm
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Roy C. Amore is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor in Ontario.

Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. 

The late Willard Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.



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