World Religions: Biographies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414402309
  • ISBN-13: 9781414402307
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 3.30 lbs ( 1.50 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 2007 | Published



Religion influences the views and actions of many people, in both political and personal ways. To make sense of many historical and current events, to learn how many people find meaning and purpose in their lives, students and the general public need to understand the development and doctrines of the world’s religions. UXL’s World Religions Reference Library meets the demand for a thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

The Biographies volumes cover the lives and influence of key figures in various religions and religious movements throughout history. Biography entries include Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Martin Luther, Moses, Black Elk, Gandhi, Mother Theresa and others.


"Students will find the lives of 50 men and women who have played important roles in the world’s religions throughout history from Abraham who is important to the three religions dominant religions, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism to Zarahtushtra, a Persian religious leader. For each, the birth and death dates and places, and their titles are given. A quotation from or about the person begins the 8-page biographies. The names will be something for students to ponder spelling and pronunciation, while the rest of the text will be helpful to students from upper middle schol through high school." --Reference for Students, May 2007

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