This classic work presents the religions of the world in a way that captures the total human experience in a factual and empathetic manner, helping students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics, positive meaning, romance, and beauty, while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. Written in an engaging style, it comes fully updated-with fresh insights and information on today's new religious movements, the role of women in world religions today, religion in the years to come, and more. This text includes a wealth of learning aids, including practical outlines that guide students in researching and writing papers and through their visits to religious sites. New to this Edition: Revamped introduction, making it even more relevant to today's students Revised final chapter on issues in and affecting religion today and tomorrow, such as globalization, fundamentalism, and pluralism Updated bibliography and information on the current important and changing role of religion in world affairs, including Internet resources Sections on women in religion as well as religion in America for each world religion FREE! BOUND INTO EVERY NEW COPYofMany Peoples, Many Faithsis Prentice Hall's new CD-ROM for world religion:The Sacred World: Encounters with the World's Religions.It contains over 60 video segments on nine of the world's leading religions, vividly illustrating key rituals and beliefs. Also included are a glossary of terms and self-assessment questions on the web, with direct links from the CD-ROM, tied directly to The Sacred World, to improve student comprehension.Ellwood, Robert S. is the author of 'Many Peoples, Many Faiths Women and Men in the World Religion', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131178076 and ISBN 0131178075.