This text provides a global yet concise survey of the role played by sin and salvation in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism. Considering what sin actually is, and what constitutes salvation, it draws on scriptural teachings and the view of leading thinkers on human frailty and the afterlife in the major world faiths. With a conclusion which offers a balanced view of the similarities between all religions, this is an accessible guide for students and theologians alike
Harold Coward is the Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, Canada. Author and editor of many books, he is a well-known expert on Hinduism, philosophy and comparative religion.
"Coward's writing style is accessible for a range of students from senior high school students beginning their study of religion to graduates seeking a brief analysis of the significance of these important themes. "