World Religions in Practice introduces five of the world's great religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – and explores how they are lived and expressed in custom, ritual, and symbol.A major new textbook exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices – by focusing on this 'lived experience' it goes beyond many traditional introductions to religious studiesAdopts a directly comparative approach to develop a greater understanding of the nature of religionEach chapter engages with an individual theme, such as birth, death, food, pilgrimage and ethics, to illustrate how religious practices are expressedBroadens students' understanding by offering an impartial discussion of the similarities and differences between each religionIncludes chapter-by-chapter opening themes and summaries, and will be accompanied by a website at featuring additional resources and study questions.

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