Introducing World Religions

A Christian Engagement


1. The Persistence of Religion

Video from Charles E. Farhadian

Chapter 1 Further Reading

Beckford, James A. Social Theory and Religion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Durkheim, Émile. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. Translated by Joseph Ward Swain. New York: The Free Press, 1965.

Eliade, Mircea. The Sacred and the Profane. Translated by Willard R. Trask. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1959.

Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Nuer Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.

Freud, Sigmund. Future of an Illusion. Translated by James Strachey. New York: W. W. Norton, 1989.

Geertz, Clifford. The Interpretation of Cultures. New York: Basic Books, 1973.

Kitagawa, Joseph M. Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture. London: Routledge, 2002.

Küng, Hans. Christianity and World Religions: Paths to Dialogue. 2nd ed. Translated by Peter Heinegg. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1993.

Pals, Daniel L. Eight Theories of Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Sharpe, Eric J. Comparative Religion: A History. La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1986.

Stark, Rodney. The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.

Tennent, Timothy. Christianity at the Religious Roundtable. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.

Tweed, Thomas A. Crossing and Dwelling: A Theory of Religion. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.