Living Religion 6e Student Book

  • Janet Morrissey, Adam Taylor, Greg Bailey
  • Cengage Learning
  • ETA July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780170457583

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The sixth edition of Living Religion retains all of the market-leading features of the previous editions, but has been updated to include the most recent developments and information on religious traditions, recent statistics and thought-provoking images that set this resource aside from others in the market.


New options for each tradition Depth Study

Updated material for Religion in Australia post-1945 to include the Uluru Statement from the Heart and Reconciliation Action Plans

Updated material for Religion and Peace to include developments around war concerning biosecurity, food security, economic and personal security

New HSC exam-style questions for Chapters 9-16 created by a practicing SOR teacher and HSC assessor.


Preliminary course
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 pre-1945
Religious tradition summaries

HSC Course
9 Religion and belief systems in Australia post-1945
10 Buddhism depth study
11 Christianity depth study
12 Hinduism depth study
13 Islam depth study
14 Judaism depth study
HSC course SOR II
15 Religion and peace
16 Religion and non-religion

About the Authors

Janet Morrissey began her teaching career with the NSW Department of Education as an English/History teacher at Blacktown Girls’ High School and completed it as a teacher of Society & Culture, Studies of Religion and General Studies at Edmund Rice College Wollongong. In the years between, she raised four children and did post-graduate studies in Religious Education at Australian Catholic University and Aboriginal Studies at University of South Australia. As well as each edition of Living Religion, she worked on the four books in the Out of the Desert series. Janet has been involved with Studies of Religion since the syllabus was in draft form.

Adam Taylor majored in Religious Studies at the University of Sydney, with a focus on new religious movements, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. He later undertook postgraduate studies in theology at the same university, before completing Masters and Doctoral studies at the Australian Catholic University. He has undertaken study at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and has published work in the area of Jewish-Christian relations. He 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. Adam holds an honorary fellowship at the University of Melbourne.

Greg Bailey, recently retired from La Trobe University remains an honorary research associate of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce. His areas of research interest include Sanskrit, Hinduism and the socio-economic history of the rise of Buddhism. Greg is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has recently published a novel about Buddhism.

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