The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions

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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day provides a bibliography, full chronology, festival listing, illustrations, and calendar for each as documented by recognized academic experts.

Cambridge Univ Pr
A superbly illustrated and richly informative history of world religions.
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.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780521810371
Branch Call Number: 200.9 CAMBR
Characteristics: 336 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowker, John 1935-
Alternative Title: Religions


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