The World's Religions, Revised and Updated
Score: 3.5
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The World's Religions, Revised and Updated


  • Author: Huston Smith
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Comparative Religion
  • File Size: 1823513 Bytes


The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions.This revised and updated edition provides sympathetic descriptions of the various traditions, explaining how they work “from the inside,” which is a big reason why this cherished classic has sold more than two million copies since it first appeared in 1958....

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions


  • Author: James A. Beverley
  • Release Date : 2009-05-17
  • Genre: Comparative Religion
  • File Size: 10332150 Bytes


A comprehensive introduction to the religions of the world analyzed from a Christian perspectiveNelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. It is the most complete and up-to-date Christian guide to world religions. Perfect for the student as well as the layperson. Written by leading expert in religions, James A. Beverley....

The Illustrated World s Religions
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Illustrated World s Religions


  • Author : Huston Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1995-08-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0060674407


The Illustrated World s Religions Book Description :

Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The Religions of Man and the current fully revised and updated The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier editions, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general reader...

Illustrated World s Religions
Score: 4
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Illustrated World s Religions


  • Author : Huston Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1994-09-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060674533


Illustrated World s Religions Book Description :

Retaining all the beloved qualities of Huston Smith's classic The World's Religions, this stunning pictorial presentation refines the text to its wonderful essentials. In detailed, absorbing, richly illustrated, and highly readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and primal religions, we find refreshing and fascinating presentations of both the differences and the similarities among the worldwide religious traditions. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, retaining all the empathy, eloquence, and erudition that millions of readers love about the earlier edition, while being edited and designed for a contemporary general readership. This delightful marriage of engaging text and remarkable...

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions


  • Author : Tim Cooke
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426206986


National Geographic Concise History of World Religions Book Description :

Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world....

Sexuality and the World s Religions
Score: 5
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Sexuality and the World s Religions


  • Author : David W. Machacek
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781576073599


Sexuality and the World s Religions Book Description :

Looks at issues concerning sexuality and religion in nine of the world's religions, including Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Catholicism, covering such topics as sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and sexual rituals....

The World s Religions
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The World s Religions


  • Author : Ninian Smart
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-06-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521637481


The World s Religions Book Description :

Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world....

World Religions Workbook

World Religions Workbook


  • Author : Christopher D. Rodkey
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2006-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781411696211


World Religions Workbook Book Description :

World Religions Workbook is a simple workbook to be used in college, seminary, high school, or religious education classes for teenagers or adults. The Workbook includes entries for every major world religion, blank templates, and an exhaustive glossary of terms related to comparative religions and the philosophy of religion. This is the student edition....

The Illustrated Guide to World Religions
Score: 1
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The Illustrated Guide to World Religions


  • Author : Michael D. Coogan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 019521997X


The Illustrated Guide to World Religions Book Description :

Profiles Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Japanese traditions....

Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions


  • Author : Irving Hexham
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release Date : 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310314486


Understanding World Religions Book Description :

Globalization and high-speed communication put twenty-first century people in contact with adherents to a wide variety of world religions, but usually, valuable knowledge of these other traditions is limited at best. On the one hand, religious stereotypes abound, hampering a serious exploration of unfamiliar philosophies and practices. On the other hand, the popular idea that all religions lead to the same God or the same moral life fails to account for the distinctive origins and radically different teachings found across the world’s many religions. Understanding World Religions presents religion as a complex and intriguing matrix of history, philosophy, culture, beliefs, and practices. Hexham believes that a certain degree of objectivity and crit...

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-03-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141955049


The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions Book Description :

Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion....

Understanding Death

Understanding Death


  • Author : Angela Sumegi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-06-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118323120


Understanding Death Book Description :

A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. Considers shared and differing views of death across the world’s major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those who die, religious rituals, and on how the living should respond to death Places emphasis on the varying concepts of the ‘self’ or soul Uses a thematic structure to facilitate a broader comparative understanding Written in an accessible style to appeal to an undergraduate audience, it fills major gap in current textbook literature...