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Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Customs & Festivalsby Elizabeth Breuilly
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Describes the history, beliefs and practices of the world's major faiths. The authors discuss Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Shinto, Taoism, Sikhism, and Baha'i, covering such topics as key scriptures, the lifestyles of the devout, main varieties and divisions within the faith, and modern developments. They include numerous color photos of worshippers, as well as several maps, cutaway diagrams of places of worship, and calendar wheels that highlight special days and festivals.
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Filled with detailed, full-color photographs, this unique and accessible survey exposes readers to every major and minor world religion practiced today, including its history and origins, myths and stories, beliefs and customs.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157) and index.
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