Fourth Edition   ©2008

World Religions

A Historical Approach

Solomon A. Nigosian (Victoria College, University of Toronto)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-44237-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-44237-8; Format: Paper Text, 576 pages

A descriptive style and approach. Every chapter offers students a cohesive and engaging narrative of a particular religion. As in previous editions, Nigosian presents the historical and cultural context in which beliefs and rituals developed to create a complete and absorbing portrait of each religion's development.

Traditional viewpoints and scholarly commentary. The views of leading scholars in the field provide a counterweight to the historical narrative, enabling students to see how others perceive each religion.

Coverage of religion in everyday life. Looking beyond the religious doctrine of holy leaders, the text shows students how religious belief influences all segments of society in every aspect of daily life, with a particular focus on gender roles.

Scriptural excerpts. Woven extensively throughout the text, excerpts from the sacred writings of the religions provide original source material and excellent springboards for class discussion or writing assignments.

Concise and reasonably priced. The economical price allows instructors the flexibility of supplementing the course with novels and primary source materials.

An Instructor’s Edition, which includes the instructor’s manual bound into the back of the student edition including test items, is available to adopters.