The popular Exploring the Religions of Our World textbook has supported introductory high school courses on world religions for more than twenty years. The revised and updated version includes a number of new student-friendly features such as infographics, section assessments with a new “flash search” research question, profiles of symbols and images central to each religion, updated chapter reviews, and student projects geared toward various learning styles.
A new appendix offers background on major American and African Indigenous religions. You will continue to find information on Christian denominations with origins in the United States as well.
The updated Exploring the Religions of Our World maintains its easy-to-follow format of five sections per chapter—history, scriptures, sacred times, sacred places, and a comparison and contrast section with Catholicism. Additionally, the sequence begins with chapters on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—the religious traditions students are most familiar with—and also includes chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese religions, and Japanese religions explained through the lens of their own beliefs and traditions.