Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

40. Is it true that religions outside of Christianity have stories of a virgin mother, crucifixion, etc.?

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Robyn Faith Walsh [+-]
Robyn Faith Walsh is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Miami (Florida). Her research interests include the letters of Paul, the history of the interpretation of the Synoptic problem, and Greco-Roman archaeology.

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Religion in Five Minutes provides an accessible and lively introduction to the questions about religion and religious behaviour that interest most of us, whether or not we personally identify with -- or practice -- a religion. Suitable for beginning students and the general reader, the book offers more than 60 brief essays on a wide range of fascinating questions about religion and its study, such as: How did religion start? What religion is the oldest? Who are the Nones? Why do women seem to play lesser roles in many religions? What’s the difference between a religion and a cult? Is Europe less religious than North America? Is Buddhism a philosophy? How do we study religions of groups who no longer exist? Each essay is written by a leading authority and offers succinct, insightful answers along with suggestions for further reading, making the book an ideal starting point for classroom use or personal browsing.

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Walsh, Robyn. 40. Is it true that religions outside of Christianity have stories of a virgin mother, crucifixion, etc.?. Religion in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 152-154 Aug 2017. ISBN 9781781794654. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33014. Date accessed: 10 Dec 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33014. Aug 2017

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