" Hopfe did an incredible job of making the material readable and flow in a logical fashion... Even with a recent flood of introductory-level texts dealing with the subject, it remains "the best" introductory text dealing with religions of the world." "Michael Krogman, Chattanooga State Technical College" How does religion affect you? Religion plays a large role in the world events that affect us all; it has an impact on almost everything, from politics to pop culture. The study of religions is essential and "Religions of the World "provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction. Using a style that is friendly and readable, "Religions of the World" explains complex themes within the context of real people in real life. This text acquaints you with the teachings, ethics, worship-style, and celebrations of a broad range of religions, from their inception to today. Each chapter features primary source material that gives you first-hand experience with writings that help define each religion. For the tenth edition of "Religions of the World," Mark R. Woodward has drawn on his relationships in the Arizona Native American community, his experience living and working in Buddhist and Muslim cultures for extended periods, and his experience teaching thousands of undergraduates anintroduction to religions of the world.Hopfe, Lewis M. is the author of 'Religions of the World ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780132240451 and ISBN 0132240459.