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Eerdman's handbook to the world's religions

Author: Pat Alexander
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans, 1994.
Series: Lion handbook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Now thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guidebook on the world's religions includes articles by more than 50 specialists, over 200 photos (100 in full color), numerous helpful maps and charts, and a handy "Rapid Fact Finder" glossary for quick reference to 1,100 entries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Alexander
ISBN: 0802808530 9780802808530
OCLC Number: 31502890
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The development of religion. The study of religion ; Religion before history ; Origins of religion --
Ancient religions. Land of the Aztecs and Incas : America before Columbus ; Cradle of civilization : the ancient Near East ; Ancient Egypt : land of the priest-king ; The cosmic battle : Zoroastrianism ; The ancient religions of Greece and Rome ; The old gods : religions of northern Europe ; Nomads of the steppes --
The primal religions. World of the spirits ; Christianity and the primal religions --
Living religions of the East. The eternal teaching : Hinduism ; Roots : the development of the Hindu religion ; Approaches to truth : the great interpreters ; Concepts of Hinduism ; Hindu worship and the festivals ; Religion of the gurus : the Sikh faith ; Respect for all life : Jainism ; The Enlightened One : Buddhism ; Sages and immortals : Chinese religions ; A tapestry of traditions : Japanese religions ; Unity and peace : the Baha'i faith --
People of a book. Chosen people : Judaism ; Story of a nation ; Branches of Judaism ; Developments in Judaism ; The influence of Judaism ; Life in a Jewish family ; Islam : the way of the Prophet ; The worship of Islam ; The law of Islam ; Science, art and culture in Islam ; The unity and variety in Islam ; Islam in today's world --
Christianity : Christ at the centre. Jesus ; The new community of the church ; Christian beliefs ; The final authority of Christ ; The Bible ; Christian worship ; The Christian life --
Religion in today's world. The challenge of secular ideologies ; The spiritual search ; A plural society --
Rapid fact-finder.
Series Title: Lion handbook.
Responsibility: [Pat Alexander, organizing editor].

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Now thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guidebook on the world's religions includes articles by more than 50 specialists, over 200 photos (100 in full color), numerous helpful maps and charts, and a handy "Rapid Fact Finder" glossary for quick reference to 1,100 entries.

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