RELG: World

  • includes Religion CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
  • AUTHOR: Robert E. Van Voorst
  • ISBN-13: 9781111726201 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 368 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2013     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

In both content and design, RELG: WORLD aims to meet course challenges of lower cost, brevity, and relevance to students. Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 500 students and faculty, RELG: WORLD is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Brief, clear, inexpensive, and intensely visual, RELG: WORLD's price and its visually engaging 4LTR Press treatment will attract students without repelling instructors, and the tear-out Chapter in Review cards will encourage retention. The accompanying eBook will also include numerous annotated links to interactive maps, videos, audio pronunciations, Google Earth® explorations, and primary sources. Professors are always looking for ways to make religions practiced in distant places and times "come alive" for their students. RELG: WORLD's framing of the study of different religions as encounters between the religions' adherents and individuals like their students resonates with students' needs. Furthermore, Van Voorst's best-selling ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES offers instructors the option of creating a custom edition incorporating additional primary-source readings.

Features

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia learning tools based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with over 500 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter Learning Outcomes, listed at the beginning of each chapter, keyed to each major heading, and used to organize the end-of-book Chapter in Review cards.
  • What Do You Think? miniquiz at beginning of chapter, to surprise you and dispel misconceptions.
  • Key terms boldfaced and defined in the text margins; striking photos; "A Closer Look" boxes on dress, customs, and origins of terms specific to each religion; and vignettes of encounters with adherents of each religion.
  • Chapter in Review Cards at the back of the book provide you with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to you with the purchase of a new book. Quizzes, audio, video, flashcards, and more are only a click away.
  • The study tools package is second to none, including image, video, audio, and maps to bring course material to life. Study using the integrated website and digital version of the book which includes numerous annotated links to interactive maps, videos, audio pronunciations, Google Earth explorations, and primary sources.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Robert E. Van Voorst

    Dr. Robert E. Van Voorst is Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and former professor of religion at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1995. He has served as a visiting professor in Oxford University and Zhejiang University in China. Van Voorst has written frequently on religious studies in noted journals and reference works. In addition, he has authored numerous books, including six with Cengage Learning: RELG: WORLD, 3rd Edition; READINGS IN CHRISTIANITY, 3rd Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 9th Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: EASTERN RELIGIONS; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: WESTERN RELIGIONS; and READING THE NEW TESTAMENT TODAY, now also in a Chinese version. Other books by Van Voorst include BUILDING YOUR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK VOCABULARY, 3rd Edition; THE ASCENTS OF JAMES, a recovery and commentary on a second-century Jewish-Christian document; and JESUS OUTSIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT, an examination of traditions about Jesus in ancient classical and Jewish documents, now also in Italian.

Table of Contents

1. Beginning Your Study of World Religions.
2. Encountering Indigenous Religions: Ways to Tribal Life.
3. Encountering Hinduism: Many Paths to Liberation.
4. Encountering Jainism: The Austere Way to Liberation.
5. Encountering Buddhism: The Middle Path to Liberation.
6. Encountering Sikhism: The Way of God's Name.
7. Encountering Daoism and Confucianism: Two Views of the Eternal Way.
8. Encountering Shinto: The Way of the Kami.
9. Encountering Zoroastrianism: The Way of the One Wise Lord.
10. Encountering Judaism: The Way of God's Chosen People.
11. Encountering Christianity: The Way of Salvation in Jesus Christ.
12. Encountering Islam: The Straight Path of the One God.
13. Encountering New Religious Movements: Modern Ways to Alternative Meanings.
Index.

New to this Edition

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with over 500 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter Learning Outcomes, listed at the beginning of each chapter, keyed to each major heading, and used to organize the end-of-book Chapter in Review cards.
  • What Do You Think? mini-quiz at beginning of chapter, aimed at surprising students and dispelling misconceptions.
  • Key terms boldfaced and defined in the text margins; striking photos; "A Closer Look" boxes on dress, customs, and origins of terms specific to each religion; and vignettes of encounters with adherents of each religion.
  • Chapter in Review Cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. Quizzes, audio, video, flashcards, and more are only a click away.
  • A supplements package that is second to none includes image, video, audio, and maps to help professors with their presentations and to increase student engagement with course material. Professors can build their presentations easily from the unified website and interactive eBook which includes numerous annotated links to interactive maps, videos, audio pronunciations, Google Earth explorations, and primary sources.