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The illustrated guide to world religions

Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Traditions, and Japanese Traditions - and contains information about its key beliefs, holidays and festivities, historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, and important texts. Throughout the book are small, succinct sidebars treating such issues as the roles  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David Coogan
ISBN: 019521997X 9780195219975
OCLC Number: 987750888
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Judaism --
Christianity --
Islam --
Hinduism --
Buddhism --
Chinese traditions --
Japanese traditions.
Other Titles: World religions
Responsibility: general editor, Michael D. Coogan.

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"Each chapter in this volume examines one of seven major world religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Traditions, and Japanese Traditions - and contains information about its key beliefs, holidays and festivities, historical and mythological figures, architectural styles, calendars, and important texts. Throughout the book are small, succinct sidebars treating such issues as the roles of women, the importance of saints, and the quest for higher wisdom."--Jacket.

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