The World's Religions
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Ninian Smart
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World's Religions by Ninian Smart
Book DescriptionThis book is a revised and updated edition of a popular work, which looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as constantly developing systems of belief. Part I traces the development of religions, as they evolved from the traditions of the ancient world. Part II examines the changes to faiths and cultures following the Renaissance and the voyages of conquest and discovery, and asks how, why, and with what effect religions have been refashioned over the ages up to today. In this richly illustrated new edition, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added, illuminating the true nature of each religion. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521637480
(245mm x 195mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Offers an introduction to many of the world's major philosophical and religious traditions. This work offers a global philosophical and religious picture.
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