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Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions

John Bowker (Ed)

Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions

John Bowker (Ed)

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions provides a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by an acknowledged academic expert supported by lavish illustration. Images have been carefully chosen to complement the text. There are special box features and spreads. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book in an attractive format which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers.

- Publisher 'This volume presents a large amount of information in an engaging way, offering much scholarly insight for the lay reader ... Useful for students, teachers, and general readers as an introduction to religious history, this work is recommended for public and college libraries.' Library Journal

- Publisher The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive illustrations. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greek and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers. John Bowker is the author of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 2000), The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion (DK Publishing, 1998) and and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 1997). He is Greshan Professor, Greshan College, London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions provides a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by an acknowledged academic expert supported by lavish illustration. Images have been carefully chosen to complement the text. There are special box features and spreads. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book in an attractive format which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers.
- Publisher

'This volume presents a large amount of information in an engaging way, offering much scholarly insight for the lay reader ... Useful for students, teachers, and general readers as an introduction to religious history, this work is recommended for public and college libraries.' Library Journal
- Publisher

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive illustrations. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greek and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers. John Bowker is the author of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 2000), The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion (DK Publishing, 1998) and and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 1997). He is Greshan Professor, Greshan College, London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.
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Meet the Author

John Bowker (Ed)

Professor John Bowker, Fellow of Gresham College, London, and Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University is an authority on religious studies and a well-known broadcaster on BBC Radio. His books include Is God a Virus?, Genes, Culture and Religion, and What Muslims Believe.ý

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: The Early History Of Religions John Bowker; 1. Indian Religions And The Hindu Tradition Gavin Flood; 2. Jainism Paul Dundas; Sikhism Eleanor Nesbitt; 3. Buddhism:buddhist Origins And South East Asia David Gosling; 4. Tibetan Buddhism Adrian Abbott; 5. Chinese Buddhism Roger Corless; 6. Japanese Buddhism Paul Ingram; 7. Korean Buddhism Youngsook Pak; 8. Chinese Religion Yao Xinzhong; 9. Korean Religions Yee-heum Yoon; 10. Japanese Religion Jay Sakashita; 11. Judaism Jonathan Magonet; 12. Zoroaster To Parsis John Bowker; 13. Mediterranean Religions: Greece And Rome David Bowker; 14. Egypt And Mesopotamia John Bowker; 15. Christianity David Edwards [including: Norse Religion, David Bowker]; 16. Islam Penelope Johnstone; Conclusion: Religion In The Modern World John Bowker.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 178351
  • Product Code 052181037X
  • EAN 9780521810371
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jan 2002
  • Dimensions 262 x 212 x 29 mm
  • Weight 1.386kg

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