The World's Religions Paperback

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The World's Religions

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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

The World's Religions by Ninian Smart was published by Cambridge University Press in June 1998 and is our 26477th best seller. The ISBN for The World's Religions is 9780521637480.

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Contents

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

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Details for The World's Religions

Page last updated 25th January 2017
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (June 1998)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Weight1280g
Number of Pages608
Thickness30 mm
Height245 mm
Width195 mm
ISBN9780521637480
ISBN-100521637481
Product Code9897
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