Living Religion, fifth edition, explores the expression and practice of the world's various belief systems that have arisen as people have sought answers to the ultimate questions of human existence. Religion, however one defines it, is complex. It can be a cohesive force in society and, at the same time, a source of division. But the investigation of these different aspects is exciting.
This new edition is the complete solution for New South Wales Studies of Religion. It retains all the features that has made it a leading title for SOR I and II but has been updated to include recent statistical information and images, recent developments in the major traditions and a fully revised chapter on Religion and Peace. It also features a suite of teacher and student resources to support extension learning, preparation for HSC exams and teacher planning.
Living Religion maintains the authors' commitment to exploring the lived expressions of religion in Australia and the need to recognise the place and significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders beliefs and spiritualities. As a result, this book incorporates current statistical information, images and photographs, weblinks and recent developments in the major traditions as they respond to the changing nature of society in Australia and beyond.
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About the Author
- Whole book glossary
- Extensive suite of support materials for teachers, including sample exams, teaching programs and PDF chapters for adopting schools
- Extension tasks, chapter quizzes, exam advice and NelsonNetBook access for all students
- Religious traditions summary
- HSC exam-style questions
- Review, Respond, Extension and Summarise activities incorporating directive terms to support students in developing key skills
Janet Morrissey has been involved with Studies of Religion since the syllabus was in draft form and in addition to Living Religion has been a writer of a range of other religious education texts.
Adam Taylor has been involved in the co-authorship of each of the previous editions of Living Religion, as well as teaching the course for nearly two decades. He is also a former senior HSC marker in Studies of Religion.
Greg Bailey is an honorary research associate of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce at La Trobe University. His areas of research interest include Sanskrit, Hinduism and the socio-economic history of the rise of Buddhism.
Peter Mudge lectures in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle and on Religious Education and Spirituality at the Broken Bay Institute. He has written numerous scholarly works and textbooks on religious education.
Paul Rule taught religious studies at La Trobe University, at which he remains an honorary associate, and has published widely in Chinese religious history, Aboriginal religions, Catholicism and the theory of religion.
Primary / High School
For Grades: 11 - 12
Book with Other Items
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 28th July 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised