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Religion in minutes

Author: Marcus Weeks
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2017.
Series: In minutes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Clear, concise, and filled with iconic images, Religion in Minutes is the fastest way to understand the beliefs that shape the way world around us. In 200 mini-essays it covers the histories, prophets, key texts, and practices of numerous ancient and modern religions, explaining along the way the differences between Sunni and Shi'a, the teachings of Jesus, Muhammad, and the Buddha, concepts such as karma, jihad,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Weeks
ISBN: 9781681441689 1681441683 9781681441672 1681441675 9781681441665 1681441667
OCLC Number: 958797871
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 415 pages : illustrations ; 13 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Religious belief and practice --
Indigenous traditional religions --
Ancient religions --
Zoroastrianism --
Jainism --
Hinduism --
Buddhism --
Religion in China and Japan --
Judaism --
Christianity --
Islam --
Sikhism --
New religions and cults --
Challenges to religion.
Series Title: In minutes.
Responsibility: Marcus Weeks.

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"Clear, concise, and filled with iconic images, Religion in Minutes is the fastest way to understand the beliefs that shape the way world around us. In 200 mini-essays it covers the histories, prophets, key texts, and practices of numerous ancient and modern religions, explaining along the way the differences between Sunni and Shi'a, the teachings of Jesus, Muhammad, and the Buddha, concepts such as karma, jihad, and the covenant; and what religions say about life, death, and how we should act." --Publisher description.

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