Synopses & Reviews
This exceptionally readable book about the modern religious world explores the development, doctrines, and practices of today's major faiths. Beautifully illustrated with extensive use of quotations, interviews, and feature boxes of well-known figures, it explores the personal consciousness of believers, their religion, and reality at large. Topics covered in this book include Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and new religious developments and trends. For anyone interested in an overall view of today's religions that allows the reader to contrast and compare, including those in the clergy and workers in religious organizations.