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Studies of Religion - 9780170127929
288 Pages

Studies of Religion

By | Copyright Year:2006 | ISBN-13: 9780170127929

Studies of Religion has been written to meet the requirements of the new Studies of Religion syllabus, 2006.

This new text emphasises the holistic study of religious traditions and provides substantial material on the three new studies included in the syllabus.

Five major religious traditions are introduced in the first half of the text and are explored in greater depth in the second half.

This text also offers a range of stimulating activities and case studies that relate to the role of religion and religious expression.

In this way, students are encouraged to reflect upon the nature of religion in Australian society and throughout the world.

The writing team has had extensive experience in the planning, implementation and teaching of Religious Studies at secondary school and higher education levels.


1 Nature of religion and beliefs
2 Buddhism
3 Christianity
4 Hinduism
5 Islam
6 Judaism
7 Religions of ancient origin
8 Religion in Australia up to 1945
9 Religion in multi-faith Australia after 1945
10 Buddhism depth study
11 Christianity depth study
12 Hinduism depth study
13 Islam depth study
14 Judaism depth study
15 Religion and peace
16 Religion and non-religion


Terry Lovat is a Professor of Education and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Newcastle. He has taught and researched at both school and university levels for the past 25 years.


Content aligned closely to the new Studies of Religion Syllabus

Thought-provoking considerations of the nature of religion

Did you know? boxes to stimulate students' interest

Activities, review questions and tasks throughout each chapter

Assessment questions at the end of each chapter to help prepare students for the exam

Chapter summaries to consolidate learning of each topic

Specific chapters that treat each of the religious tradition studies in the Preliminary and HSC years: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism

Web links

A comprehensive glossary of important terms

Book and Internet references


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