The Study of Religions: An Introduction is a student friendly textbook in the field of History of Religions. It begins by explaining why the study of religions is relevant in today's world before moving on to a survey of the historical development of the study of religions and its key disciplinary approaches. The book presents the histories and the prevalent world views of four of the major world religions. It systematically introduces the reader to the richness and diversity of Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. This book describes these traditions and their perspectives honestly with empathy and respect. Each of the chapters on the individual religions includes key words and review questions to assist the student to learn.
Amjad M. Hussain is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Previous to this post Hussain worked as a Lecturer in Religious Studies at Trinity University College, Carmarthen and later as a Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Trinity Saint David, University of Wales, United Kingdom. His many publications include A Social History of Education in the Muslim World: From the Prophetic Era to Ottoman Times (2013), The Muslim Creed: A Contemporary Theological Study (2016) and numerous journal articles published in the United Kingdom, United States and Turkey.