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

Extensively revised chapters on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Nigosian’s latest scholarship on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Islam brings compelling insights to each chapter. In particular, the rewritten Islam chapter provides students with a fuller understanding of the evolution of the religion and how it impacts the world today

New chapter on modern alternative religions. From the International Society for Krishna Consciousness to the Church of Scientology, Nigosian examines ten emerging religious movements from a historical perspective.

More original source materials and support for students. Students will now encounter twice as much primary source material for discussion and debate. To help students with this new material, the glossary has doubled in size.

Geographic organization. A part-based structure groups together religions with a shared geographic point of origin.