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Living Religions
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LIVING RELIGIONS

PAPERBACK BY FISHER, MARY PAT

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ISBN
9781856697644
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LAURENCE KING PUBLISHING
 
 
EDITION
8TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
LAURENCE KING PUBLISHING
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
576 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
25 OCT 2010

DESCRIPTION

Living Religions, now in its eighth edition, is a highly readable and stimulating survey of the worlds major religious traditions. It provides a clear and straightforward account of the development, doctrines, and practices of the major faiths, with an emphasis on the personal consciousness of believers and their own accounts of its relevance in contemporary life. This book also describes new and emerging religious movements and explores the attitudes of various faiths towards issues such as the role of women, the environment and society, as well as covering the disturbing rise in violence perpetrated in the name of religion. Highly illustrated with photographs, maps and timelines, this is the leading overview of the modern religious world.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: RELIGIOUS RESPONSES Chapter 2: INDIGENOUS SACRED WAYS Chapter 3: HINDUISM Chapter 4: JAINISM Chapter 5: BUDDHISM Chapter 6: DAOISM AND CONFUCIANISM Chapter 7: SHINTO / ZOROASTRIANISM Chapter 8: JUDAISM Chapter 9: CHRISTIANITY Chapter 10: ISLAM Chapter 11: SIKHISM Chapter 12: NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS Chapter 13: RELIGION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ( for a more detailed contents list please email: marketing@laurenceking.com )