by Robert Ellwood
Prentice Hall, 1993
eeking a book that explains in simple terms the concepts used in religious studies? This book deals with the definition of religion, the history of religion on planet earth, the psychology of religion, the use of symbols in religion, the sociology of religion, religion and art (including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, poetry, drama, and novels), philosophical approaches to religion, and religion and ethics. New material in the 4th edition includes highly contemporary observations of popular religion, religion in the Internet age, the afterlife and near-death experiences, the meaning of evil, and war. This is a book to bring not only to arguments about religion, but also to your own intelligent reflection about religious life. It with empathetic toward religion but also objective and undogmatic.
Read it and, if you would like, discuss it with me.
I invite you to investigate this companion textbook: