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The Resource Religion in five minutes, edited by Aaron W. Hughes and Russell T. McCutcheon

Religion in five minutes, edited by Aaron W. Hughes and Russell T. McCutcheon

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Religion in five minutes
Title
Religion in five minutes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Aaron W. Hughes and Russell T. McCutcheon
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Religion in Five Minutes provides an accessible and lively introduction to the questions about religion and religious behaviour that interest most of us, whether or not we personally identify with -- or practice -- a religion. Suitable for beginning students and the general reader, the book offers more than 60 brief essays on a wide range of fascinating questions about religion and its study, such as: How did religion start? What religion is the oldest? Who are the Nones? Why do women seem to play lesser roles in many religions? What's the difference between a religion and a cult? Is Europe less religious than North America? Is Buddhism a philosophy? How do we study religions of groups who no longer exist? Each essay is written by a leading authority and offers succinct, insightful answers along with suggestions for further reading, making the book an ideal starting point for classroom use or personal browsing. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BL48
LC item number
.R4235 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hughes, Aaron W.
  • McCutcheon, Russell T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Religion
Label
Religion in five minutes, edited by Aaron W. Hughes and Russell T. McCutcheon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is everyone religious? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- Where does the word religion come from? / David McConeghy -- What does it take for something to be classified as a "religion"? / Robyn Faith Walsh -- Can sports be a religion? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- What is the difference between religion and mythology? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- What is the difference between religion and philosophy? / Nathan Eric Dickman -- What is the difference between a religion and a cult? / Jason N. Blum -- Do all religious adherents believe in the concept of a higher power? / Steven W Ramey -- Do all religions have sacred books? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- Do all religions have miracles? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- How did religion start? / Nickolas P. Roubekas -- What is the function of religion? / Rick Moore -- What's the difference between rituals and habits? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- Can I be spiritual but not religious? / Michael Stausberg -- Is atheism, or secularism, just another religion? / Craig Martin -- Why is religion so often involved in politics? / Ian Alexander Cuthbertson -- What is the oldest religion? / Vaia Touna -- How many religions are there? / Michael J. Altman -- How does religion spread and what is its appeal? / Sarah Dees -- Why do so many people believe that only one religion can be right? / Nathan Eric Dickman -- If everyone worships a god, why are there so many distinctions in religions? / Leslie Dorrough Smith -- Do people actually believe in their religious practices because they want to, or because of how they were raised? / Nathan Colborne -- Can people belong to more than one religion? / Ann Taves -- Who are the 'Nones' and why are they so important? / Mike Graziano -- Are there any religions that do not have official leaders? / Jason W. M. Ellsworth -- Is it true that women play a lesser role in most religions? / Leslie Dorrough Smith -- Why do women in some religions cover up their faces, or even their whole bodies? / Leslie Dorrough Smith -- Why do people fight so much over their religious beliefs? / Craig Martin -- Is there a large difference between the main religions or do they just have minor variations on the same overall idea? / Steven W Ramey -- Is Voodoo really a religion? / Emily D Crews --
Control code
037571172
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9781781794654
Lccn
2017006930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Religion in five minutes, edited by Aaron W. Hughes and Russell T. McCutcheon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is everyone religious? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- Where does the word religion come from? / David McConeghy -- What does it take for something to be classified as a "religion"? / Robyn Faith Walsh -- Can sports be a religion? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- What is the difference between religion and mythology? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- What is the difference between religion and philosophy? / Nathan Eric Dickman -- What is the difference between a religion and a cult? / Jason N. Blum -- Do all religious adherents believe in the concept of a higher power? / Steven W Ramey -- Do all religions have sacred books? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- Do all religions have miracles? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- How did religion start? / Nickolas P. Roubekas -- What is the function of religion? / Rick Moore -- What's the difference between rituals and habits? / Russell T. McCutcheon -- Can I be spiritual but not religious? / Michael Stausberg -- Is atheism, or secularism, just another religion? / Craig Martin -- Why is religion so often involved in politics? / Ian Alexander Cuthbertson -- What is the oldest religion? / Vaia Touna -- How many religions are there? / Michael J. Altman -- How does religion spread and what is its appeal? / Sarah Dees -- Why do so many people believe that only one religion can be right? / Nathan Eric Dickman -- If everyone worships a god, why are there so many distinctions in religions? / Leslie Dorrough Smith -- Do people actually believe in their religious practices because they want to, or because of how they were raised? / Nathan Colborne -- Can people belong to more than one religion? / Ann Taves -- Who are the 'Nones' and why are they so important? / Mike Graziano -- Are there any religions that do not have official leaders? / Jason W. M. Ellsworth -- Is it true that women play a lesser role in most religions? / Leslie Dorrough Smith -- Why do women in some religions cover up their faces, or even their whole bodies? / Leslie Dorrough Smith -- Why do people fight so much over their religious beliefs? / Craig Martin -- Is there a large difference between the main religions or do they just have minor variations on the same overall idea? / Steven W Ramey -- Is Voodoo really a religion? / Emily D Crews --
Control code
037571172
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9781781794654
Lccn
2017006930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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