World Religions, 1st Edition

  • Martin Palmer
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  • ISBN-10: 0007772645
  • ISBN-13: 9780007772643
  • DDC: 291
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released July 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Overview

The Times World Religions presents a comprehensive survey of the origins, developments, beliefs, and distribution of the world's religions. Including full color maps, pictures, and a thorough text, the book provides a unique global overview of human faith and a key to understanding its role in the modern world.

The book's coverage is global, covering a range of faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, and covers issues such as secularism as well as less well known belief systems. Also includes a section on religion in the ancient world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Staff Page.
Title Page.
Contributors.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Roots of Religion.
2: Ancient Religions.
3: The Ancient Near East.
4: Ancient Egypt.
5: Greece and Rome.
6: Northern Europe.
7: Central and South America.
8: Indigenous Religions.
9: Shamanism.
10: Oceania.
11: Australian Aboriginals.
12: Maori.
13: Native North America.
14: Central and South America.
15: African Traditional Religion.
16: Shinto.
17: World Religions.
18: Buddhism.
19: Christianity.
20: Confucianism.
21: Hinduism.
22: Islam.
23: Jainism.
24: Judaism.
25: Sikhism.
26: Taoism.
27: Zoroastrianism.
28: New Religions.
29: Religion in the Modern World.
Chronology.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Name Index.
Subject Index.
Acknowledgements.