The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions

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Baker & Taylor
Featuring more than 240 full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps, as well as interesting sidebars, a survey of seven major religions, written by a team of eminent scholars, describes their rituals, important figures, treatment of the afterlife, and much more. UP.

Blackwell North Amer
Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Traditions, and Japanese Traditions - and contains information about its key beliefs, holidays and festivities, historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, and important texts. Throughout the book are small, succinct sidebars treating such issues as the roles of women, the importance of saints, and the quest for higher wisdom.

Oxford University Press
Graced with rich illustrations and written by a team of eminent scholars, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions presents a wealth of information on faiths around the world.
Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions--from Judaism to Christianity and from Islam to Buddhism--and contains information about its holidays and festivities, key historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, language, and important texts. The book deals with such issues as the afterlife, the role of women, the importance of saints, and the quest for higher wisdom. We discover, for instance, that Pure Land Buddhism--found mainly in China, Japan, and Tibet--holds that meditation on a particular deity at the moment of death will help insure rebirth into that deity's celestial domain. In Judaism, on the other hand, the concept of an afterlife has never played a central role. Uniquely organized in a manner that encourages comparative analysis, the book's lavish full-color art, maps, and photographs all focus on faith in practice, in both elaborate ritual and everyday life.
Religion continues to be a monumental force in a rapidly changing world. Whether tracing the origins of your own faith or attempting to satisfy a curiosity about religious practices an ocean away, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions will be a fascinating and indispensable guide to the complexity of the world's living religions.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780195219975
019521997X
Characteristics: 287 : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Coogan, Michael David

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