Religion: Just Religion explores social justice issues concerning race, gender, class, and the environment and the ways in which religion interacts with and influences them. Composed of eighteen thematic chapters, this volume begins each discussion with a historical overview, proceeds to several chapters on how religion approaches and shapes the topic at hand, and concludes with a chapter on continuing challenges and concerns. This volume closes with a section on the human future, including a discussion of trans humanism and futurism within the study of religion. Using an interdisciplinary approach, undergraduate and lay readers are given a deeper understanding of the study of religion. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
Feature & Benefits
- The interdisciplinary nature of these handbooks provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
- Film, literature, art, and other lenses are used to help the reader understand concepts and ideas in the study of religion.
- The handbooks combine the features of an introductory textbook with features of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user.
- Introduces the reader to social justice issues including race, class, gender, and the environment.
- A special discussion on trans humanism and futurism closes the volume.
- Peer-reviewed chapters are written by eminent scholars in the field.
- Includes a glossary, bibliographies, and summaries for each chapter.
- 27 images, charts, tables, maps, and diagrams.