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Description - Living Religions by Mary Pat Fisher

Living Religions , now in its eighth edition, is a highly readable and stimulating survey of the worlds major religious traditions . It provides a clear and straightforward account of the development, doctrines, and practices of the major faiths, with an emphasis on the personal consciousness of believers and their own accounts of its relevance in contemporary life. The book also describes new and emerging religious movements and explores the attitudes of various faiths towards issues such as the role of women, the environment and society, as well as covering the disturbing rise in violence perpetrated in the name of religion. Highly illustrated with photographs, maps and timelines, this is the leading overview of the modern religious world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856697644
ISBN-10: 1856697649
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 192mm x 15mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Pat Fisher

Mary Pat Fisher writes about all religions not only from academic research but also from her experiences of religions around the world and in the unique interfaith community in India where she has been living since 1991, Gobind Sadan. In addition to eight editions of Living Religions, she has written other textbooks about religions and also about art.

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