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Origins of Religion

Hardback|Oct 1994
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"This attractively illustrated volume is the first comprehensive work for general readers on the origins of humankind's religious nature. By examining the footprints along the course of humanity's religious journey, Julien Ries is able to effectively counter attempts to root...


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"This attractively illustrated volume is the first comprehensive work for general readers on the origins of humankind's religious nature. By examining the footprints along the course of humanity's religious journey, Julien Ries is able to effectively counter attempts to root the origins of religion in evolutionary, ethnological, and sociological causes. His study uncovers the presence of a religious sense in humankind from our very first appearance on earth and shows that an inner religious structure is in fact an essential characteristic of our being human: homo religiosus." "The Origins of Religions opens with a look at prehistoric man's first steps on the planet, then moves on to examine the cultic rituals, artistic expression, and expanding mythology that developed throughout the Paleolithic and Neolithic epochs. In these simple yet immensely meaningful religious practices we find the precursors to the development of systematic religion in the cultures of Sumero-Babylonia, pharaonic Egypt, China, Indo-Europe, and India, which in turn culminates in the birth of the three great monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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This volume represents the first comprehensive, illustrated work for general readers on the origins of religion, starting from humankind's first prehistoric steps on planet earth to the birth of the three great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 214 full-color and black-and-white photos, illustrations, and maps.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 73104
  • Product Code 0802837670
  • EAN 9780802837677
  • Pages 158
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Oct 1994
  • Dimensions 311 x 241 x 19mm
  • Weight 1.066kg

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