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The Sacred Quest: An invitation to the Study of Religion (6th Edition) [Paperback]

Lawrence Cunningham , John Kelsay

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Jan. 6 2012 0205191312 978-0205191314 6

Examines the main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice.

 

The Sacred Quest takes a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. It gives equal weight to theoretical issues and practices reflected in the major world religions.

 

The text identifies the theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion and focuses on fundamental topics such as ritual and sacred language.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book readers will be able to:

  • Recognize main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice
  • Identify theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion
  • Recognize fundamental topics of religion: ritual, sacred communication, and morality
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About the Author

Lawrence S. Cunningham is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author or editor of over 25 books and is the Christianity editor of the forthcoming Norton Anthology of World Religions.
 
John Kelsay is the Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Ethics at the Florida State University.  He also serves as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Kelsay's research and teaching focus is on moral and political aspects of religion.  He has particular interests in Christian and Muslim perspectives on war.  Professor Kelsay's most recent book in this area is Arguing the Just War in Islam (Harvard, 2007).


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Amazon.com: 3.1 out of 5 stars  11 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting to the heart of what Religion actually is Aug. 29 2014
By David H. Birley - Published on Amazon.com
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Here goes that old, old college student again. 80 years old and a sophomore, and, yeah, bragging about it a bit. This semester I decided on a unit about Religion. Unlike a sectarian school syllabus such as might be found at Notre Dame, BYU, or SMU, this course, offered in a state school is non-sectarian. I am a devout member of a Christian faith, but I have always had an intense interest in the faiths found in all the variety all over the world. This book is one of the assigned texts, and, rather than describing what Mormons or Muslims or Buddhists "do", it digs much deeper, starting with a chapter on the task of defining "sacred". Eye opening, eminently readable, and engaging.
3.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for a course but good read as well May 13 2014
By DAISI - Published on Amazon.com
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I had to read this book for a course focusing on religion and business. Very good coverage of the major religions and their main approach.
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh. March 21 2014
By EricSinclair - Published on Amazon.com
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Try to find it from a local library first, if at all possible. I needed it for class and none of the public libraries around my location had even heard of the author, it was a pretty expensive purchase for only using it for two weeks of class.
5.0 out of 5 stars review Jan. 27 2014
By Ajay Garg - Published on Amazon.com
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book came in on time and was in great condition. would highly recommend renting instead of buying as you cut the cost in half and this book isnt very long
3.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading-Intro to Religion Dec 13 2013
By Sewanhaka P. Cornish - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a college text needed for class. It is what it is - a college text book. It is easy to read and understand and that is a plus.

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