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"Very Short Introductions"
on Religion, Mythology & Philosophy
Selected from a Series published by Oxford University Press

Oxford's Very Short Introductions Series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects covering history, religion, philosophy, science, etc.  Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field.  Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. 

Below are 29 titles on religion, mythology & philosophy selected from this series. Click on title to order from Amazon.com. Some titles will not be available until late 2005.

Religion & Mythology Philosophy
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini

Myth: A Very Short Introduction by Robert A. Segal

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction
by Geraldine Pinch

Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction 
by Ian Shaw

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown

The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction
by Michael Carrithers

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
by Damien Keown

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction by Kim Knott

Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Sue Hamilton

Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction
by Eleanor Nesbitt

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction by John Riches

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
by Norman Solomon

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction
by Joseph Dan


Christianity
: A Very Short Introduction
by Linda Woodhead

Paul: A Very Short Introduction
by E. P. Sanders

Theology: A Very Short Introduction
by David F. Ford

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction
by Henry Chadwick

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction
by Timothy Lim

Islam: A Very Short Introduction
by Malise Ruthven

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
by Michael Cook

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Edward Craig

Logic: A Very Short Introduction by Graham Priest

Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
by Julia Annas

Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
by Sue Hamilton


Presocratic Philosophy
: A Very Short Introduction
by Catherine Osborne

Socrates: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Taylor

Plato: A Very Short Introduction by Julia Annas

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
by Jonathan Barnes


Descartes
: A Very Short Introduction by Tom Sorell

Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton

Hegel: A Very Short Introduction  by Peter Singer

Kant: A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton