Now in its fifth edition, this engaging, contributed survey of religions in the Western world - namely Judaism, Christianity, Islam, ancient religions, Indigenous traditions, and new religious movements - explores each tradition in depth from its origins, through its development, to the religion's meaning and practice in contemporary society.
Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Roy C. Amore is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.
The late Willard G. Oxtoby, the original editor of this work, was Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.
"I truly love this textbook (and its Eastern counterpart). I feel that it masterfully explores the various world religions with great detail and clarity while making them accessible to students." --Matthew Hill, Spring Arbor University
"This textbook covers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam very clearly and strikes the right balance between succinct and comprehensive." --Tim Labron, Concordia University of Edmonton
"This text is extremely well-organized, well-written, and engaging, with very good coverage of modern expressions of each tradition." --Michelle Rebidoux, Memorial University of Newfoundland
"The chapter-opening outlines and end-of-chapter summaries provide good introductions and conclusions to the chapters. I like the 'Sacred Text' tables; they provide brief overviews of the different religious texts." --Colin James Law, University of Georgia