Atlas of the World's Religions

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Ninian Smart, Ailsa Heritage
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Reference - 240 pages
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This superbly illustrated and organized reference source is the first comprehensive visual guide to the world's religious traditions. With text by leading experts, and lavishly illustrated with photographs, thematic maps, site reconstructions, and tables and charts, many in full color, the Atlas charts the origin, growth, and spread of all major faiths. A survey of contemporary religious life, its historical background, and a glossary, index, and list of resources enhance the research value of the book.

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Contents

Introduction
8
Traditional primal religions and minority
14
The first organized religions
20
The rise of Islam and the major world
26
THE WORLDS RELIGIONS
32
Religious and societal change in the Gangetic Valley
38
Gupta India
44
British India
50
Medieval Judaism 222
122
Zionism
128
Christian missions
144
The Crusades 250
150
The Reformation and its aftermath 256
156
Imperial expansion and colonial missions 262
162
Islam m
168
The spread of Islam 274
174

Early Buddhism
56
Buddhism in Central Asia
62
East Asian Traditions
68
The Pacific
86
Christianity in the Pacific
92
Sumer and Akkad
98
Assyria and Babylonia
104
Home of Hellenistic civilization 220
110
Judaism 226
116
The spread of Islam in South and Southeast Asia
180
Africa 296
196
Healing cults
202
Islam and the spread of the Sufi orders
208
Indigenous Religions
214
Glossary
220
Worldwide Judaism in the late twentieth century
234
Early Christianity and its roots in Judaism
240
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About the author (1999)

Ninian Smart, Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster; and J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions, University of California, Santa Barbara (Emeritus).

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