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Religions of the World : Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals

Religions of the World : Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0816062584

Cover of Religions of the World : Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals REV 05 (ISBN 978-0816062584)
ISBN13: 978-0816062584
ISBN10: 0816062587
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: REV 05
Publisher: Facts on File, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Religions of the World : Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals - REV 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0816062584

Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien, Martin Palmer and Martin E. Marty

ISBN13: 978-0816062584
ISBN10: 0816062587
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: REV 05
Publisher: Facts on File, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Faith plays an important part in the lives of people around the world, and often the faith of one person or nation has an effect on other individuals or countries. The importance of religion is apparent in the daily routines of people around the world. Ideal for both student and family reference, Religions of the World, Revised Edition is an objective guide to understanding faith in the modern world.

Religions of the World, Revised Edition examines the key issues of faith as it exists today. Filled with full-color photographs and illustrations, it explores the beliefs, traditions, festivals, and practices of the major faiths, and discusses the differences within, as well as between, religions. The main branches and divisions of each religion are covered as thoroughly as possible, and the authors have made a point of including the central stories from each faith. Written by a team of renowned religious scholars, Religions of the World, Revised Edition is an ideal introduction to the many faiths around the world today.

Thoroughly updated and revised, this new edition includes an updated introduction, updates to all statistical information, and new photographs and illustrations. The ''Modern Developments'' section of each chapter has been revised to include recent developments to each religion. The final section of the book, ''Faith in the Future,'' has been updated to reflect current events, bringing this invaluable guide up to date through 2005.

Table of Contents

The Abrahamic faiths
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
The Vedic faiths
Hinduism
Buddhism
Jainism : origins and development
Other major traditions
Shinto : beliefs and history
Taoism : the tao - the way of heaven
Sikhism
Bahai'i : development of the Baha'i Faith

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