Offers research topics for courses in history, politics, ethics, classics, and other global studies
From the beginnings of human history, religious and spiritual practices have played a central role in shaping societies and cultures around the world. They have affected decisions both personal and political, local and global, and continue to influence people’s lives and beliefs in every nation, society, and community. World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
Ideal for research and study in the library, the classroom, or at home, our easy-to-navigate interface puts the information users need front and center. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on 15 of the world’s major religions and traditional spiritual practices, quickly guiding users to information on important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals. The homepage offers many ways to begin exploring the material, from videos and slideshows to sacred texts, sacred music, primary sources, a calendar of holidays and observances, and more.
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