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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive illustrations. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greek and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers. John Bowker is the author of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 2000), The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion (DK Publishing, 1998) and and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 1997). He is Greshan Professor, Greshan College, London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.

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An informative history of world religions.

Synopsis:

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions provides a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by an acknowledged academic expert supported by lavish illustration. Images have been carefully chosen to complement the text. There are special box features and spreads. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book in an attractive format which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers.

Synopsis:

A superbly illustrated and richly informative history of world religions.

About the Author

An internationally renowned author, editor and series editor in the fields of comparative religion and world religion, John Bowker is currently Gresham Professor at Gresham College, London, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University. He is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a former Professor of Religion at Lancaster University. Professor Bowker's recent books include What Muslims Believe (1995), The Oxford Dictionary of World Religion (1997) and The Complete Bible Handbook (1998). His previous books for Cambridge are Targums and Rabbinic Literature (1969), Jesus and the Pharisees (1973), The Problems of Suffering in the Religions of the World (1970; paperback 1975) and The Meanings of Death (1991; Canto paperback 1993).

Table of Contents

Introduction: the early history of religions John Bowker; 1. Indian religions and the Hindu tradition Gavin Flood; 2. Jainism Paul Dundas; Sikhism Eleanor Nesbitt; 3. Buddhism:Buddhist origins and South East Asia David Gosling; 4. Tibetan Buddhism Adrian Abbott; 5. Chinese Buddhism Roger Corless; 6. Japanese Buddhism Paul Ingram; 7. Korean Buddhism Youngsook Pak; 8. Chinese religion Yao Xinzhong; 9. Korean religions Yee-heum Yoon; 10. Japanese religion Jay Sakashita; 11. Judaism Jonathan Magonet; 12. Zoroaster to Parsis John Bowker; 13. Mediterranean religions: Greece and Rome David Bowker; 14. Egypt and Mesopotamia John Bowker; 15. Christianity David Edwards [including: Norse Religion, David Bowker]; 16. Islam Penelope Johnstone; Conclusion: religion in the modern world John Bowker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521810371
Editor:
Bowker, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Bowker, John
Author:
Bowker, John
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Religions
Subject:
History
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Cambridge Illustrated History
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.90x8.68x1.08 in. 3.04 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions provides a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by an acknowledged academic expert supported by lavish illustration. Images have been carefully chosen to complement the text. There are special box features and spreads. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book in an attractive format which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers.
"Synopsis" by , A superbly illustrated and richly informative history of world religions.
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