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Palmer, Martin

Overview
Works: 138 works in 491 publications in 9 languages and 10,214 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Sacred books  Scientific atlases  Guidebooks  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Contributor
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 )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,141 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( )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,550 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palmer investigates the history and teachings of an ancient branch of Chirstianity that evolved in China, the Taoist Christians
The way of Lao Tzu (Tao-tê ching) by Laozi( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work of Taoist meditations is presented together with a long introduction to the religion, its beliefs, and the role and history of the Tao Te Ching
The state of religion atlas by Joanne O'Brien( )

18 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 424 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
The spiritual traveler : England, Scotland, Wales : the guide to sacred sites and pilgrim routes in Britain by Martin Palmer( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of Taoism by Martin Palmer( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociaal-cultureel overzicht van de geschiedenis van het taoïsme en een introductie in de leer
Sacred Journeys : An Illustrated Guide to Pilgrimages Around the world by Jennifer Westwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sacred journeys are as old as human cultures. They evolved from the ritual paths of tribal societies; from the sacred ways of classical Greece, Egypt, and the East; and from the flowering in the Middle Ages of the great religious pilgrimages that still flourish. Today, the numbers of people of all faiths and cultures engaged in pilgrimages are swelling. Each year, millions around the world leave behind the routine of daily life and seek the profound and sacred through journeys to places of incredible power, mystery, and beauty." "Pilgrimages share a common pattern. Each is a spiritual as well as a physical progress with a beginning, midway stage, climax, and homecoming. Part I of Sacred Journeys leads the reader through these stages in twelve sections with themes such as Longing, Getting Ready, Adventures and Difficulties, Arrival, and Coming Home. Illuminating these stages are twenty-five personal narratives of pilgrimages to such sites as Shikoku in Japan, Chaco Canyon in the United States, Croagh Patrick in Ireland, Canterbury in England, and Arunachala in India. Part II is a concise, practical guide to more than forty of the essential routes and sites around the world. Organized into three groups according to the type of destination - Journeys to Sacred Landscapes, to Sacred Temples, and to Sacred Shrines - each summary provides crucial information on recommended itineraries, appropriate times of year, key roadside features, the environment, necessary clothing, talismans, equipment and other accessories, and much more."--Jacket
Christianity and ecology( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors explore the ecological worldviews of eleven major world religions, and consider how these can help shape effective environmental policy. At the heart of this book is a discussion of how religions can work with environment- and development-focused organizations, both to provide alternative models of conservation approaches, and to develop programs for their own faithful. The world's religions can - through storytelling, celebration, practice, spiritual guidance, activism in their communities, and advocacy worldwide - be powerful, and effective partners in a wide range of conservation initiatives. The book includes a collection of the faiths' core statements on conservation, brought together for the first time
T'ung shu, the ancient Chinese almanac by T'ung shu( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 182 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 160 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 )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Chinese mythology by Martin Palmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through sacred China by Martin Palmer( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential teachings of Islam( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Islam is the one true religion taught to mankind by a series of Prophets, each of whom brought a divinely-revealed book--The Torah, the Psalms, the Gospels, and finally the Qur'an, which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). It is with this final manifestation--that is with the teachings of the Qur'an and the Hadith--that this book of readings is concerned. Its purpose is to show how Islam's spiritual and religious precepts speak to all humanity, and reflect Islam's place in world religion. Each of the extracts has been chosen to exemplify an important aspect of the Prophet's teachings, and the commentaries (prepared under the guidance of leading Muslim scholars) bring out the salient and significant points of doctrine and belief."--Dust jacket
Stories of the stranger : encounters with exiles and outsiders by Martin Palmer( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Religions of the world : the illustrated guide to origins, beliefs, traditions & festivals
Alternative Names
Martin Palmer britischer Sinologe

Martin Palmer British sinologist

Palmer, Martin

Palmer, Martin Giles 1953-

Мартин Палмер

مارتن بالمر

팔머, 마틴

マーチン, パーマー

馬丁·柏爾瑪

Languages
English (215)

German (5)

Romanian (2)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (2)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The atlas of religionThe Jesus sutras : rediscovering the lost scrolls of Taoist ChristianityThe way of Lao Tzu (Tao-tê ching)The spiritual traveler : England, Scotland, Wales : the guide to sacred sites and pilgrim routes in BritainThe elements of TaoismSacred Journeys : An Illustrated Guide to Pilgrimages Around the worldFaith in conservation : new approaches to religions and the environmentSacred Britain : a guide to the sacred sites and pilgrim routes of England, Scotland & Wales