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The World's Religions

[Paperback]

by Ninian Smart

    • Author

      Ninian Smart

    • Book Format

      paperback

    • Publisher

      Cambridge University Press

    • Published

      June 1998

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      Product Description

      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.

      • New edition of popular book with updated references, statistics, scholarship, and maps
      • Restructured to make it more user-friendly, with new colour pictures
      • Additional text on key topics such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests

      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

      Specification

      • Author

        Ninian Smart

      • Book Format

        paperback

      • Publisher

        Cambridge University Press

      • Published

        June 1998

      • Edition

        2nd Revised edition

      • Weight

        1204g

      • Page Count

        608

      • Dimensions

        187 x 229 x 28 mm

      • ISBN

        9780521637480

      • ISBN-10

        0521637481

      • Eden Code

        9897

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Ninian Smart

      • ISBN: 9780521637480

      • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

      • Release Date: June 1998

      • Weight: 1204g

      • Dimensions: 187 x 229 x 28 mm

      • Eden Code: 9897


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