Religion Today introduces students to key concepts in religious studies through a compelling problem-solving framework. Each chapter opens with a contemporary case study that helps students engage in current religious issues, explore possible solutions to difficult religious problems today, and learn key themes and concepts in religious studies.
To enhance student learning, a free Student Study Guide is available for download from Rowman & Littlefield. The Study Guide features chapter summaries, definition quizzes for students to test themselves on key terms, and possible learning activities. Students can request access to the Student's Study guide by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ross Aden recently retired from a long career teaching religious studies at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois.
1: Introducing a Critical Thinking Approach to Religious Studies 2: Methods of Studying Religion 3: Would You Believe! Religious Beliefs and their Reasons 4: The Right to Sacred Things: Symbol, Myth, and Ritual 5: Inside the Religious Brain: New Research into Religious Experience 6: Chapter 6: Trouble in the Global Village: Violence in the Name of Religion 7: Making It After All: The Future of Religion Glossary Key Scholars Notes Bibliography Index About the Author