Synopses & Reviews
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.
- African Religions
- Australian Religions
- Celtic Religion
- Mystery Religions
- North American Religions
- Prehistoric Religions
- South American Religions
- Tibetan Religions
- And many more!
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.
A comprehensive guide to the thirty-three major religions includes information about their origins, founders, sacred teachings, and spiritual traditions.
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.