Religion: The Basics
From the debates about faith schools to the polemics of Richard Dawkins, Religion is, more than ever, an important and hotly debated part of modern life in the twenty first century. Now, in its second edition, "Religion: The Basics" remains the best introduction to religion and contemporary culture available. The new edition includes updated discussions of: the psychology of religion; globalisation and multiculturalism; spirituality in the West; and, new religious movements. With new case studies, linking cultural theory to real world religious experience and practice, and guides to further reading, "Religion: The Basics" is an essential buy for students wanting to get to grips with this hotly debated topic.
Malory Nye is Acting Principal and Professor of Multiculturalism at the Al-Maktoum Institute, Scotland. He has written a number of books on religion and multiculturalism, and is the founding editor of the journal Culture and Religion.
How Power Operates in Religion. Gender Issues. The Role of Belief, Rituals, and Religious Texts. Religion in the Contemporary World. Is Religion the Same as Culture? How Does it Fit in With Modern Life? The Rise of Paganism