Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive look at ideas about God-in every corner of the globe.
More than at any other time in history, ordinary people are reading up on the world's major religions. Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam often seem at odds with each other, and as readers struggle to understand, The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions, Third Edition, provides expanded and updated coverage to answer their questions. Here, comparative theologists Toropov and Buckles provide many answers to today's questions about both major and lesser-known religions and beliefs. Each of five parts, one for every major religion, discusses history, rituals, celebrations, holy documents, deities, and structure. Included are Asian paths of belief, non-scriptural religions, ancient creeds, and the earth-based religions practiced in parts of Asia, Africa, South America, island nations, Europe, and North America. New coverage includes:
About the Author
'Brandon Toropov is a Boston-based writer who has written a variety of nonfiction titles including The I Ching for Beginners
and The Art and Skill of Dealing with People
. He has appeared on more than 100 local and national broadcast programs. He is the author of several Complete Idiot\'s Guides
on religious topics.
Father Luke Buckles is the vice chancellor of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, California. He has a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.'