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World's Religions, the 2nd Edition

World's Religions, the 2nd Edition

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This book is a revised and updated edition of a popular work, which looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as constantly developing systems of belief. Part I traces the development of religions, as they evolved from the traditions of the ancient world. Part II examines the changes to faiths and cultures following the Renaissance and the voyages of conquest and discovery, and asks how, why, and with what effect religions have been refashioned over the ages up to today. In this richly illustrated new edition, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added, illuminating the true nature of each religion. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.

- Publisher he World's Religions offers a fascinating insight into a wide range of faiths, their history and their followers. In the richly illustrated new edition of this popular book, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.

- Publisher

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About "World's Religions, the 2nd Edition"

This book is a revised and updated edition of a popular work, which looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as constantly developing systems of belief. Part I traces the development of religions, as they evolved from the traditions of the ancient world. Part II examines the changes to faiths and cultures following the Renaissance and the voyages of conquest and discovery, and asks how, why, and with what effect religions have been refashioned over the ages up to today. In this richly illustrated new edition, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added, illuminating the true nature of each religion. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.
- Publisher

he World's Religions offers a fascinating insight into a wide range of faiths, their history and their followers. In the richly illustrated new edition of this popular book, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Ninian Smart

Ninian Smart is J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative ReligioNinian Smart is J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative ReligioNinian Smart is J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative ReligioNinian Smart is J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among hisns at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among hisns at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among hisns at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many books are "Buddhism and Christianity: Rivals and Allie many books are "Buddhism and Christianity: Rivals and Allie

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I: 1. Earliest Religions
  • 2. South Asia
  • 3. China
  • 4. Japan
  • 5. Southeast Asia
  • 6. The Pacific
  • 7. The Americas
  • 8. The Ancient Near East
  • 9. Persia And Central Asia
  • 10. The Greek And Roman World
  • 11. Classical And Medieval Christianity And Judaism
  • 12. Classical And Medieval Islam
  • 13. Classical African Religions
  • Part Ii: 14. The Explosion Of Europe And The Re-forming Of Christianity
  • 15. North America
  • 16. South Asia And Reactions To Colonial Intervention
  • 17. China And Korea In Modern Times
  • 18. Modern Southeast Asia
  • 19. Japan In Modern Times
  • 20. Islam Passes Through The Shadows
  • 21. The Colonial Impact In The Pacific
  • 22. Eastern Europe And The Soviet Union
  • 23. Africa In The Modern World
  • 24. Latin America And The Caribbean
  • 25. Some Final Reflections On Global Religion
  • Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 126712
  • Product Code 0521637481
  • EAN 9780521637480
  • Pages 608
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Reference
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jun 1998
  • Sales Rank #20272
  • Dimensions 245 x 195 x 30 mm
  • Weight 1.280kg

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