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The world's religions

Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this richly illustrated new edition, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers and art. References, maps and pictures have been updated and the text thoroughly revised to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ninian Smart
ISBN: 0521631394 hardcover 9780521631396 hardcover 0521637481 pbk. 9780521637480 pbk
OCLC Number: 432808477
Description: 608 p. : il. (algunas color), mapas ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I: 1. Earliest religions; 2. South Asia; 3. China; 4. Japan; 5. Southeast Asia; 6. The Pacific; 7. The Americas; 8. The ancient Near East; 9. Persia and Central Asia; 10. The Greek and Roman world; 11. Classical and medieval Christianity and Judaism; 12. Classical and medieval Islam; 13. Classical African religions; Part II: 14. The explosion of Europe and the re-forming of Christianity; 15. North America; 16. South Asia and reactions to colonial intervention; 17. China and Korea in modern times; 18. Modern Southeast Asia; 19. Japan in modern times; 20. Islam passes through the shadows; 21. The colonial impact in the Pacific; 22. Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union; 23. Africa in the modern world; 24. Latin America and the Caribbean; 25. Some final reflections on global religion; Bibliography; Credits; Index.
Responsibility: Ninian Smart.

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