A New Handbook of Living Religions

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John R. Hinnells
Penguin Books, 1997 - Religion - 902 pages
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"The sources and history of the world's religions, from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism, to regional studies in Africa, China and Japan; their teaching, practices and popular traditions; diaspora religions in the Western world, in the USA, Canada, Australia and Britain, including a new section on these religious migrations in a comparative international perspective; gender and spirituality and the Black African diaspora; developments that have taken place in the twentieth century; recent scholarship, including new material on China; and public festivals and private devotions." "With charts and diagrams to illustrate and clarify the text, The New Handbook of Living Religions is the definitive guide to understanding the belief systems of the world today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Originally published in 1985, the Handbook of Living Religions (LJ 2/15/85) served its name well: it was a one-volume ready reference for the reader who wanted general facts quickly, with long ... Read full review


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John R. Hinnells is professor of religious studies at the University of Derby. He has written or edited many books for Penguin.

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