Cambridge Companions to Religion are designed as gateways to important areas of the subject for readers with little previous knowledge of the field. They cover important individuals and themes. While the published volumes are all on subjects within Christianity, future titles in the series will include other faiths and traditions. Volumes on Islamic Theology, the Qur'an and American Judaism are already in preparation, and many more are planned.
Each book consists of between 12 and 20 specially commissioned chapters on key topics by leading experts in their field. Their aim is to introduce readers to the most current thinking on these questions while at the same time being highly accessible and user-friendly. Although the books are up to date, they do not fall captive to trendiness, and any controversial areas are treated even-handedly. Where appropriate, glossaries and time-lines are included to help the student, and guidance on further reading is always provided.