Enhance Student Research and Understanding of World Religions

World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy supports the development of students’ cultural awareness and global perspective, surveying the origins and development of more than 50 religions.

Thousands of primary and secondary sources enable deep explorations of beliefs, customs, and contemporary practices. Demographic tools allow for the comparison of key trends in the development and spread of religions around the world.

Topic Centers Include:

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Chinese Religions
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • New Religions
  • Shinto
  • Traditional Religions
  • Western Esotericism
  • Unbelief
  • Other Faiths and Beliefs

The advisor for this collection of dynamic, regularly updated content is J. Gordon Melton, PhD, author of more than 40 scholarly texts and reference books on the topic of religion, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute for Religious Studies at Baylor University in Texas.