The World's Religions

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 28, 1998 - Religion - 608 pages
The World's Religions offers a fascinating insight into a wide range of faiths, their history and their followers. In the richly illustrated new edition of this popular book, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.

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User Review  - Sphinxi - LibraryThing

Comprehensive and beautifully presented but some of the value-judgements he makes seem unnecessary and intrusive. Also references to Marxism as religion of Soviet Union make this a bit dated. Read full review

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User Review  - tole_lege - LibraryThing

Uses Smart's "Dimensions of religion" - political, narrative, etc. - as the basis for the examination of faiths. Anyone interested in the way religious education is taught in the UK would do well to start here.... Read full review

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