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by Mary Pat Fisher

Living Religions presents a highly readable and stimulating survey of the modern religious world though anemphasison the personal consciousness of believers and their own accounts of their religion and relevance in contemporary life.

"Religion is not a museum piece. Religion is a vibrant force in the lives of many people around the world, and many religions are presently experiencing a renaissance." - Mary Pat Fisher, Preface to Living Religions

Along with a team of specialist consultants in each faith, and drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, Mary Pat Fisher provides a fresh and challenging insight into the historical development and teachings of traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and new religious movements. She considers how the contemporary beliefs and practices of each of these traditions have evolved, andexplores the changing nature of each religion; particularly the role of women, and the issues and controversiessuch as fundamentalism, violence, globalization, and interfaith initiatives.

Download Living Religions (8th Edition) epub
ISBN: 0205835856
ISBN13: 978-0205835850
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Mary Pat Fisher
Language: English
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8th edition (October 10, 2010)
Pages: 576 pages
ePUB size: 1400 kb
FB2 size: 1319 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 643
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I bought the book for Comparative Religion class. Although my class and professor exceeded my expectations and I got an A for the class, the book was a flop. The book failed to explain each religion clearly and thoroughly despite the paramount writing. Therefore, I often read other books and online articles for better understanding. I suggested the professor to choose a better book for the future.
Unless it is required for a class, please do not buy this book.
It was the correct book that we needed for class. I learned a lot about other religions but the viewpoint was from an outsider, not someone who practiced the religions. This doesn't allow you to learn the true feelings associated between a person and God.
Unfortunately I only found out towards the end of my semester, but this particular print was obviously botched. It's missing the last few pages of the Christianity chapter and the first few pages of the Islam chapter. There are also another 10 pages of the Islam chapter that are repeated but perhaps this is to make up for a batch of missing pages in the middle of the chapter. Pretty frustrating.
This is a textbook, and my assumption was that all 9th edition texts would be the same, but evidently different colleges can make modifications, and even though my school is using this edition, the chapters are in a different order, and each chapter is a little different in the way the parts are put together.
i've read up a few of these book's editions and they all have the same materials i know it's how the marketing system works for these books but it's shady to make students buy newer expensive edition for same old crap
I've been reading it for my Religions class and love that it came in a kindle version. After downloading the free kindle app I can access it from any computer. It saved me a lot of money and it returns itself as it is a digital copy (No late fees). This book is a great detailed resource for information regarding a large array of religions. It is pretty much text-only, my apologies to those of you who like pictures.
Overall, it is a good read and a smart choice for college students on a budget.
good product, fast shipping
I had to buy this book for my World Religions class, but I was surprised. I actually learned a lot about other religions and cultures from this book. I'm not saying it is worth buying if not for class but if a teacher is reading this thinking about getting it for a class I would say it is definitely worth it.