What is Religious Studies? A Journey of Inquiry
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Most students don't really know what Religious Studies is, nor are they prepared to study this important discipline. What is Religious Studies? A Journey of Inquiry teaches them what is involved in the academic study of religion as they develop a working vocabulary of key terms and concepts.
Using metaphors and stories, this book is brief and reader-friendly, yet brings students to an understanding of the basics so they are ready to approach any Religious Studies course on firm academic footing. What is Religious Studies? A Journey of Inquire advocate or stem from any particular religion, it addresses Religious Studies on a purely academic basis, making it suitable for any Religious Studies course or program.
Students also benefit from:
- Illustrations that drive home the concepts presented
- Questions that stimulate classroom discussion
- Writing exercises that encourage individual reflection on important ideas and topics
- Quotes, sprinkled throughout, offer insight from well-known scholars, authors and artists
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Chapter 1 Our Backpacks, Packing for the Journey
Chapter 2 The Forest of Religion
Chapter 3 Streams of Spirituality
Chapter 4 Seeking the Sacred
Chapter 5 The Dark Side of Religion
Chapter 6 Base Camp, Meeting Mountaineers
Chapter 7 Repacking and Ascent