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HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions: The A-To-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious Traditions

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Publisher Comments:

This definitive volume presents an overview of all thirty-three of the world's principal religions. Renowned religion scholar Mircea Eliade based this compact volume on his three volume History of Religious Ideas and on the sixteen volume Encyclopedia of Religion, the ultimate reference in the field, which he edited. The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religion gives the key insights into the leading figures, essential teachings, histories, sacred texts, and mythologies of the major religions around the world and throughout time.

Including:

  • African Religions

  • Australian Religions

  • Buddhism

  • Celtic Religion

  • Hinduism

  • Islam

  • Mystery Religions

  • North American Religions

  • Prehistoric Religions

  • South American Religions

  • Shamanism

  • Taoism

  • Tibetan Religions

  • Zoroastrianism

  • And many more!

Synopsis:

A comprehensive guide to the thirty-three major religions includes information about their origins, founders, sacred teachings, and spiritual traditions.

Synopsis:

The definitive dictionary of the world's religions, compiled by two of the 20th century's most distinguished religion scholars.

This highly accessible resource distils Mircea Eliade's lifework of detailing and comparing humanity's entire religious heritage, providing fascinating insights into the character and worldview of the 33 principal religions. Including Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Shamanism, Taoism, South American religions, Baltic and Slavic religions, Confucianism, and the religions of Africa and Oceania, The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions covers all kinds of religious figures, histories, sacred texts, mythologies, and mystical techniques.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and annotated index.

About the Author

Mircea Eliade founded the modern study of the history of religions and wrote many books, including Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World and The Sacred and the Profane.

Ioan P. Couliano was the professional heir to Mircea Eliade and the author of Out of This World and The Tree of Gnosis.Mircea Eliade founded the modern study of the history of religions and wrote many books, including Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World and The Sacred and the Profane.

Ioan P. Couliano was the professional heir to Mircea Eliade and the author of Out of This World and The Tree of Gnosis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060621513
Subtitle:
The A-to-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious Traditions
With:
Wiesner, Hillary S.
Author:
Eliade, Mircea
With:
Wiesner, Hillary S.
Author:
Couliano, Ioan P.
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religions
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Religion Comparative-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19991208
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.20x6.20x.85 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive guide to the thirty-three major religions includes information about their origins, founders, sacred teachings, and spiritual traditions.
"Synopsis" by , The definitive dictionary of the world's religions, compiled by two of the 20th century's most distinguished religion scholars.

This highly accessible resource distils Mircea Eliade's lifework of detailing and comparing humanity's entire religious heritage, providing fascinating insights into the character and worldview of the 33 principal religions. Including Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Shamanism, Taoism, South American religions, Baltic and Slavic religions, Confucianism, and the religions of Africa and Oceania, The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions covers all kinds of religious figures, histories, sacred texts, mythologies, and mystical techniques.

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