The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions

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Penguin, 2004 - Religion - 405 pages
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More than at any other time in history, readers are educating themselves on the world's major religions and what each believes. Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam often seem at odds with each other, and as readers struggle to understand, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to World Religions, Third Edition, provides expanded and updated coverage to answer their questions. Expert comparative religion authors Toropov and Buckles provide the perfect companion for answering today's questions about both major and lesser-known religions and beliefs. Along with parts on each of the major five religions-describing history, rituals, celebrations, holy documents, deities, and structure-there is coverage of Asian paths of belief, non-scriptural religions, ancient creeds, and earth-based religions still practiced in Asia, Africa, South America, and island nations, as well as Europe and North America. New coverage includes a discussion of "hot button" issues such as abortion, gay marriage, sexual issues, violence, women, children, family, and ethics, and what the major religions have to say about each; the views of religious extremism across all religions along with an extensive comparative discussion of God (in various forms) and war, information on how each major religion views the afterlife, an expanded sections on Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism plus new coverage of mystic religions such as Santa Rita.
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

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When I bought this I was just looking for a book that would just give me a nice overview of the major religions. I was interested in the background and history, days/holidays that they observe, major ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

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This is a very informative book. I was happy to learn more about the religions of the world; particularly Islam and Judaism, Read full review

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\Brandon Toropov is a Boston-based writer who has written a variety of nonfiction titles including The I Ching for Beginners and The Art and Skill of Dealing with People. He has appeared on more than 100 local and national broadcast programs. He is the author of several Complete Idiot's Guides on religious topics.

Father Luke Buckles is the vice chancellor of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, California. He has a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

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