The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions   -     By: John Bowker
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Cambridge University Press / 2002 / Hardcover

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions provides a comprehensive survey of world religions from prehistory to the present day. The religions covered include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Chinese and Japanese religions, and those diverse religions of India that come under the broad term Hinduism, along with sections on Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Baha i. This book includes a substantial bibliography, a detailed chronology for each section, a comparative chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. Each religion is treated in depth by an acknowledged academic expert supported by lavish illustrations. Images have been carefully chosen to complement the text, and there are special box features and spreads.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 10.25 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 052181037X
ISBN-13: 9780521810371
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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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