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Understanding Religion

A Thematic Approach

With the aid of hundreds of photographs, an in-depth exploration of the role of religion

An innovative, thematic presentation of the role of religion in human society, from traditional cultures to the modern world, this comprehensive account will prove invaluable for students, experts or the interested general readers seeking an understanding of the nature and significance of diverse religious experience. Drawing from all major religious traditions in the world, as well as a variety of non-religious disciplines such as psychology, philosophy and sociology, Momen's informative study covers everything from art and history to theology and the World Wide Web.

Dr Moojan Momen has lectured at many universities on topics in Middle Eastern studies and religious studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and the author of many books on world religions including Baha'u'llah: A Short Biogrpahy, also published by Oneworld.

"This is a powerful new tool to introduce the many-sided phenomenon of religion. It is clearly written, comprehensive, and packed with information ... A very useful volume."John Hick-University of Birmingham, author of 'Philosophy of Religion'"The text is fluently and clearly written; it reads engagingly and is easy to follow." Ursula King, Professor Emerita, Senior Research Fellow, and Associate Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol.

"This is a powerful new tool to introduce the many-sided phenomenon of religion. It is clearly written, comprehensive, and packed with information … A very useful volume."

– John Hick

"The text is fluently and clearly written; it reads engagingly and is easy to follow."

– Ursula King - Professor Emerita, Senior Research Fellow, and Associate Member of the Institute for A

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