Pocket Guide to World Religions
By (author) Dr Winfried Corduan
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Pocket Guide to World Religions by Dr Winfried Corduan
Book DescriptionHave you ever wondered . . . what the red dot on an Indian woman's forehead means? whether all Buddhist monks practice martial arts? if the Emperor of Japan is still considered a god? Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to basic questions about the world's varied religions. In short, incisive chapters, Winfried Corduan introduces readers to twelve of the world's major religions, including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto and Sikhism. For each, he offers brief descriptions of its name, numbers and distribution, key symbols, history, Scriptures, major beliefs, subgroups, worship practices, home practices, clothing, diet and calendar. Also included are even briefer descriptions of sixteen new religious movements and traditional or tribal religions. This book is for students, pastors and other busy people who want the quick, bare-facts scoop on current religions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780830827053
Paperback / softback
(176mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Inter-Varsity Press,US
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Neighboring Faiths, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Dr Winfried Corduan
Winfried Corduan describes the beliefs and real-life practices of the world's religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Native American religions and Baha'i. This edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with a new chapter on Islam after 9/11 and additional material throughout.
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