This is just a really quick post to point you all in the direction of the “Faith Guides” provided by The Higher Education Academy: Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies.
Although they are designed to give “information to staff in the higher education sector on how best to support students with a variety of religious beliefs”, each guide starts with a proper academically researched introduction to six major “faiths” represented in Great Britain.
I haven’t read them yet myself, but I shall be printing them when I get home. It may turn out that I disagree with something in there… and if I do I shall let you know. But, for now, I think it is a great idea that they have produced these guides, and that they make them freely available on their website.
I hope you find these interesting/useful.