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The world's religions : old traditions and modern transformations

Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chapter 6 includes: "Australia: the Land of the Dreaming" ; overview of Dreaming mythology, Creation and Fertility, Ecopsychism.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ninian Smart
ISBN: 0521340055 0521429064 9780521429061 9780521340052
OCLC Number: 154687394
Description: 576 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: Earliest religion --
South Asia --
China --
Japan --
Southeast Asia --
The Pacific --
The Americas --
The ancient Near East --
Persia and Central Asia --
The Greek and Roman world --
Classical and medieval Christianity and Judaism --
Classical and medieval Islam --
Classical African religions --
Part 2: The explosion of Europe and re-forming of Christianity --
North America --
South Asia and reactions to colonial intervention --
China and Korea in modern times --
Modern southeast Asia --
Japan in modern times --
Islam passes through the shadows --
The colonial impact in the Pacific --
Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union --
Africa in the Modern world --
Latin America and the Caribbean --
Some final reflections on global religion.
Responsibility: Ninian Smart.

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Religious beliefs and practices have played a crucial role in the development and evolution of the world we know today. This book looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as  Read more...

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