Introduction to World Religions
Christopher Hugh Partridge
Fortress Press, 2005 - Religion - 495 pages
This substantially revised and updated edition features maps, charts, and more than two hundred photographs, many in color. An international group of expert scholars sympathetically discuss the world's major religious traditions (including Buddhism, Baha'i, and Jainism) and new religious movements.
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