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291 I read this for a class I took over the summer at Pitt We mainly read the chapters that dealt with the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but even then it was a lot of material to take in during a small period of time I spent one afternoon looking over the chapter on New Religions Scientology is as crazy as I thought it was and was not disappointed I only skimmed through the chapters on Native American religions and European paganism, but it was enough to get a general knowledge I read this for a class I took over the summer at Pitt We mainly read the chapters that dealt with the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but even then it was a lot of material to take in during a small period of time I spent one afternoon looking over the chapter on New Religions Scientology is as crazy as I thought it was and was not disappointed I only skimmed through the chapters on Native American religions and European paganism, but it was enough to get a general knowledge it also did not contain much new material The textbook is actually a great read and while it can be boring like most textbooks are, the historical material can be really fascinating I highly recommend it either as something to peruse through or to seriously consider reading.The material on Islam is superb The reason I chose to put this on my Read list is because the chapter on Islam alone gives avivid picture of the religion than some books that are entirely devoted to the subject I really enjoyed this book The focus is on Judaism, Christianity and Islam There is a companion volume on Eastern Traditions The focus givesspace than most books on world religions. I got this book for class two years ago It is one of the only college books I haven t sold This is because I think it s a very accessible book for religion The book devotes a proportional amount of time to all significant western religions and branches The chapters are well organized with subsections for holidays, histories, mysticism, ect Every chapter has a handy key terms section Whenever I can t recall something I learned in my class, I often look it up in this book before going online I got this book for class two years ago It is one of the only college books I haven t sold This is because I think it s a very accessible book for religion The book devotes a proportional amount of time to all significant western religions and branches The chapters are well organized with subsections for holidays, histories, mysticism, ect Every chapter has a handy key terms section Whenever I can t recall something I learned in my class, I often look it up in this book before going online because the subsections are so specific and concise.It s not a fun read It s a text book However, it s muchaccessible and written in easy language compared to some I ve had text books where the author seems to get amusement from large words, confusing sentence structure, and nonlinear organization Also, Oxtoby covers all the basics He really doesn t get into extreme detail.Also, if you think Muslims are terrorists and Christianity is the one and only faith, you ll hate this book Oxtoby tries to be very objective He doesn t succeed entirely he definitely has a progressive scholar point of view , but he gives a good effort Finally, the book is heavily focused on the positives of religion He doesn t spend too much time on witch burnings, Islamic regimes, and crazy fundamentalists I think he felt there s enough attention on such topics.I m glad I own this book and plan on keeping it in a prominent place on my non literary bookshelf [ Read Kindle ] ⚇ World Religions: Western Traditions ♡ Featuring work from expert contributors, World Religions Western Traditions, Fourth Edition, provides students with an authoritative examination of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, ancient, indigenous, and new traditions Accessible and engaging, this acclaimed text explores the origins, central teachings, divisions and branches, rituals and practices, influences on culture, and responses to modern challenges for each tradition FEATURES New chapter structures better reflect the uniqueness of each tradition Newly written chapters on Jewish and Christian traditions bring fresh perspectives to the volume A new Recent Developments section for every tradition provides focus on contemporary issues A revised and updated Current Issues chapter better tackles key challenges facing Eastern traditions today Additional coverage of the role of women offers students a inclusive overview of each tradition Dynamic pedagogical features including Traditions at a Glance, Document, Focus, and Sites boxes, bolded key terms, maps, photographs, timelines, sites, text extracts, and further reading lists help bring each tradition to life for students New learning tools including chapter outlines, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and Sacred Text tables make difficult topics easier for students to understand An exceptional support package includes a Companion Website at oupcanada Oxtoby, an Instructor s Manual, a Test Generator, PowerPoint based slides, a Student Study Guide, and Ideal for courses in Western religions and comparative religions, World Religions Western Traditions, Fourth Edition, combines a historically descriptive perspective with a spirit of sympathetic fascination Frank Williams World Religions Western Traditions Why the Allies Won Fourth Edition Being Sam Frears provides students with an authoritative examination of Jewish Homing Instinct Christian Post Everything Muslim Nikhil (Kaliszians, ancient Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, indigenous Buried Fire and new traditions Accessible and engaging The Dragons Virgin Slave this acclaimed text explores the origins Soft Keys central teachings Fat, Black, Virgin. (1) divisions and branches A Season with Verona rituals and practices What is Remembered influences on culture The Children and responses to modern challenges for each tradition FEATURES New chapter structures better reflect the uniqueness of each tradition Newly written chapters on Jewish and Christian traditions bring fresh perspectives to the volume A new Recent Developments section for every tradition provides focus on contemporary issues A revised and updated Current Issues chapter better tackles key challenges facing Eastern traditions today Additional coverage of the role of women offers students a inclusive overview of each tradition Dynamic pedagogical features including Traditions at a Glance Petting Girls Document The Virgin in the Garden Focus Dead Aid and Sites boxes Lady of Quality bolded key terms In a Minute maps Eve photographs A Long Time Dead (The Dead Trilogy, timelines Vampire Voles (Welkin Weasels, sites Last Night Another Soldier text extracts DRESS UP DAY and further reading lists help bring each tradition to life for students New learning tools including chapter outlines Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball chapter summaries Little Liberia discussion questions UNIT and Sacred Text tables make difficult topics easier for students to understand An exceptional support package includes a Companion Website at oupcanada Oxtoby Forest Gate an Instructor s Manual Behold, Heres Poison a Test Generator Frances and Bernard PowerPoint based slides Baseball Complete a Student Study Guide Daisy Dooley Does Divorce and Ideal for courses in Western religions and comparative religions Long Way Home (DI Zigic and DS Ferreira, World Religions Western Traditions Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame Fourth Edition Chicharito combines a historically descriptive perspective with a spirit of sympathetic fascination This book is a text book for a comparative religions undergraduate course Unless you are headed for graduate school, this book might tell you all you ever need to know about the similarities and differences between the three great religions which were founded int he middle east and have the same god Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Zoroastrianism which is also from the same region and which Islam deems to worhship the same God is covered as well.This book is excellent It outlines the basic t This book is a text book for a comparative religions undergraduate course Unless you are headed for graduate school, this book might tell you all you ever need to know about the similarities and differences between the three great religions which were founded int he middle east and have the same god Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Zoroastrianism which is also from the same region and which Islam deems to worhship the same God is covered as well.This book is excellent It outlines the basic theologies of the four religions in a very clear fashion Best of all, it avoids comment on all current controversies and maintains a strict focus on the religions in the own right This is a very readable textbook that outside of the classroom that is as helpful to casual readers as it is to the college undergraduate Probably the best single volume introduction to Western religious traditions Provides students with the historical, conceptual and technical grounding necessary for further study I assigned this text to my classes when I was teaching Western religions. Another selection based on a course I took at Metro State in 71 72 I have no idea what exact textbook s we used Date is approximate. Interesting text book with basic overview Not worth reading unless you really needed to for school.