DK Eyewitness Books: Religion

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Penguin, Apr 11, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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DK Eyewitness Books: Religion is a revealing and enlightening guide to the religions of the world.

Superb color photographs give the reader "eyewitness" insight into the beliefs of different religions and into the lives of their founders and followers. See a Passover meal, a lama's headdress, the Wheel of Existence, a picture of Christ's Crucifixion, a Buddhist monk, and a shaman's mask. Learn why Buddhists meditate, who Mahavira was, what the five pillars of Islam are, what the Tao is, why Sikhs wear turbans, and what Confucius taught. Discover the meaning of the Yin-Yang symbol, why Zoroastrians worship in fire temples, the role of ancestors in primal religions, why Christians celebrate Holy Communion, what a Bar Mitzvah is, why the god Ganesh has the head of an elephant, and much, much more.

Discover the teachings, history, beliefs, and practices of the world's organized faiths in Eyewitness: Religion.

 

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Contents

5 Contents
5
6 The religious quest
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8 Life and death in Egypt
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10 Gods of the Nile
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12 Gods and nature in Greece
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14 Greek gods of life
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16 Ancient Norse religion
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18 Native religions
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40 Jain respect for life
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42 Sikh teaching
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44 Zoroastrianism
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46 The Jewish nation
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48 People of the Torah
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50 Family and community
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52 The Christian faith
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54 Way of the cross
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20 Rituals of life
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22 The Hindu way
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24 Gods and heroes
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26 Four ways of salvation
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28 The Buddhist path
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30 Devotion and meditation
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32 Tibetan Buddhism
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34 The Tao principle
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36 Confucian piety
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38 Shinto harmony
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56 Church of Christ
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58 The message of Islam
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60 People of the Quran
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62 People of the mosque
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64 The modern spirit
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66 Religious timelines
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68 Find out more
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70 Glossary
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72 Index
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