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Palmer, Martin

Overview
Works: 123 works in 439 publications in 13 languages and 10,565 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Sacred books  Guidebooks  Case studies  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Folklore  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Palmer
Religions of the world : the illustrated guide to origins, beliefs, traditions & festivals by Elizabeth Breuilly( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This clear illustrated introduction to the world's religions gives an overview of the major groups. It covers Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Shinto, Taoism, Skhism and Bahai. Each chapter gives beliefs and practices as well as describing major festivals. Religious calendars and population distributions are helpful features. The photographs, maps and charts extend the text of this attractive guide. Recommended for all secondary collections
The atlas of religion by Joanne O'Brien( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps the current nature, extent, and influence of each of the major religions and shows, country by country, how religions are spread through broadcasting, missionary work, schooling, and banking; how they relate to government, laws, and world hunger; and the role they play in wars. It traces the emergence of new religious movements, the survival of traditional beliefs, and the presence of atheism and agnosticism. The Atlas of Religion also locates the origin, the heartland, and the sacred places of each of the major religions and provides essential background with a valuable table showing the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism.--From publisher description
The Jesus sutras : rediscovering the lost scrolls of Taoist Christianity by Martin Palmer( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palmer investigates the history and teachings of an ancient branch of Chirstianity that evolved in China, the Taoist Christians
The state of religion atlas by Joanne O'Brien( )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the next century approaches, the world's religions will emerge as one of the great geopolitical forces shaping our lives--and understanding these beliefs will be crucial to understanding the world itself. Now The State of Religion Atlas brings together thirty-four provocative full-color maps and graphics that portray the current impact of the major religions and their divisions; the survival of traditional beliefs; the presence of atheism and agnosticism; and the myriad new religious movements. This atlas shows vividly, country by country, how religions spread their influence through means such as broadcasting and missionary work; how they relate to governments, laws, world hunger; and what role they play in wars. The State of Religion Atlas ends by mapping the heartlands of the different religions and the sacred places of the world. For essential background their is also an illustrated table on the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a completely fresh and poetic version of the twenty-five-hundred-year-old Chinese spiritual classic, by one of America's most thought-provoking writers. Moved by a lifelong love for the Tao Te Ching, the novelist and poet Ursula K. Le Guin has been working on this version of the text since the 1950s. Scholar J.P. Seaton has added expert linguistic guidance to her work, bringing to it an equally passionate commitment to scholarly accuracy. Together they have created a translation that is unlike any seen before. Le Guin's version captures all the brilliance of Lao Tzu's poetry while conveying with immediacy and clarity the astonishing depth of his spiritual insights. It also corrects many of the distorted views of Lao Tzu's philosophy, freeing it from gender-bias and revealing its universal relevance. This new version is sure to be welcomed by the many readers of the Tao Te Ching, as well as those coming to the text for the first time
The spiritual traveler : England, Scotland, Wales : the guide to sacred sites and pilgrim routes in Britain by Martin Palmer( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great founders of Taoism, Chuang Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. Like the Lieh Tzu and the Tao Te Ching, the Chuang Tzu perceives the Tao - the Way of Nature - not as a term to be explained but as a path to walk. 'The Tao that is clear is not the Tao'; experience is all." "The Book of Chuang Tzu enters into debate with logic and dances around philosophy, making Confucian earnestness - along with the pretensions of emperors, bureaucrats and sages - the frequent butt of its jokes. Radical and subversive, employing wit, humour and shock-tactics, the Chuang Tzu is concerned not with government but with the life and growth of the individual spirit."--Jacket
The Times world religions( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Times World Religions presents a fully-comprehensive survey of the origins, developments, beliefs and distribution of the world's religions. Full-colour maps, pictures and a thorough yet accessible text combine to form a unique global overview of human faith and a key to understanding its role in the modern world
T'ung shu, the ancient Chinese almanac( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of Taoism by Martin Palmer( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociaal-cultureel overzicht van de geschiedenis van het taoïsme en een introductie in de leer
Christianity and ecology( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred Britain : a guide to the sacred sites and pilgrim routes of England, Scotland & Wales by Martin Palmer( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith in conservation : new approaches to religions and the environment by Martin Palmer( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuan Yin : myths and revelations of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion by Martin Palmer( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What should we teach? : Christians and education in a pluralist world by Martin Palmer( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fortune teller's I Ching : a completely new translation of the most famous oracle in the world by Man-Ho Kwok( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds of difference by Martin Palmer( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in German and English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schöpfungsmythen von neun verschiedenen Religionen, Einblicke in die heutigen Kulturen
Travels through sacred China by Martin Palmer( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Chinese mythology by Martin Palmer( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the stranger : encounters with exiles and outsiders by Martin Palmer( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing scriptural, historical, folk, and newly commissioned tales, a collection exploring the centrality of the stranger in every major faith traditiona commonality that could create a more compassionate world Every faith has, as a fundamental moment of its formation, the experience of exile, the experience of losing everything, or being thrown out, of being dispossessed, and of relying on the generosity, or not, of strangers. Furthermore, every major faith tradition has popular stories showing how you are more likely to meet the divine in the outcast, the reject, the beggar, than you are in the king, the prince, or indeed minister, priest, or nun. Faiths are therefore often the first to welcome and help refugees. Classic tales on this theme have been retold here from a contemporary perspective, with humor and wit. Sitting alongside powerful illustrations, the tales serve to remind readers of the centrality of the stranger in all traditions, thereby creating the potential for a more compassionate world. This collection is a resource for reflection, ideal for storytelling groups, for drama, art, and poetry, and a unique educational tool as well
 
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Alternative Names
Martin Palmer British sinologist

Palmer, Martin

Palmer, Martin Giles 1953-

マーチン, パーマー

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The atlas of religionThe Jesus sutras : rediscovering the lost scrolls of Taoist ChristianityThe state of religion atlasTao te chingThe spiritual traveler : England, Scotland, Wales : the guide to sacred sites and pilgrim routes in BritainThe book of Chuang TzuThe Times world religionsThe elements of Taoism