Buddhism

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Gareth Stevens, Jul 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Religions of the World provides a rich, in-depth look at five major religions that have shaped human culture and spiritual life and fostered both conflict and peace throughout the recorded history of humanity. The social relevance and impact of each religion on family and community life is highlighted with quotations from practitioners from around the world, demonstrating the variety and power of faith in the world today. Illustrated with full-color photographs, museum-quality art, and maps that show the origins, dissemination, and current distribution of each religion, Religions of the World is an essential resource for understanding the diversity of beliefs, history, and practices of today's major world religions.
 

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Contents

History of Buddhism
6
Beliefs and Sacred Texts
14
Practice Places of Worship and Holy Days
26
Monks and Monasteries
34
Buddhism and Society
38
Current Issues and World Role
42
Glossary
46
Time Line
47
Index
48
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