Synopses & Reviews
Surveying the world's religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, and providing succinct yet thought-provoking insight into the philosophy and practices of each, The Religions Book
is ideal for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of the world's religions.
With intriguing artwork, flow charts, and diagrams, complex world religions are made accessible in this comprehensive guide. The Religions Book is also perfect for religion and philosophy students.
This definitive guide explores all the faiths from around the world.
Together with the five main religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, there is a diverse range of newer faiths to ensure a compelling and comprehensive read.
From the key concepts of ancient beliefs to the ground-breaking ideas at the heart of modern faiths, religious history is chronicled in a universal timeline. This provides a global perspective on the origins and events contributing to the growth and spread of spirituality, and the position of religion in society today. Influential religious leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, are introduced in depth and detail, alongside important quotations. Modern alternative beliefs are investigated in the wider context of their political, social, and cultural climates.
Part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas series that has sold in excess of seven million copies, The Religions Book explains the trickiest of subjects in the most easily accessible format, using inspiring infographics and illuminating images alongside simple and straightforward text.
Compelling and accessible, this is the perfect guide for students of religious study, or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present-day faiths and religious philosophies.
Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
Learn about the primal beliefs to the world's great faiths in The Religions Book.
Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Religions in this overview guide to the subject, great for beginners looking to learn and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike The Religions Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in.
This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Religions, with:
- Each of the world's five major faiths - Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism in its own, dedicated section
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
- A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
- Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding
The Religions Book is the perfect introduction to the world's most widely practiced religions, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you'll find the ideas behind ancient and modern faiths and spiritual philosophies, and the place of religion in the world.
Your Religious Questions, Simply Explained
This book explores the beliefs that underpin religious traditions around the globe, and how they developed. If you thought it was difficult to learn about the world's main faiths, The Religions Book presents key information in a clear layout. Learn the primal beliefs to the world's great faiths and the continuing quest for spiritual meaning in our complex world, and get to the heart of what it means to believe in God, and religion's place in society, with fantastic mind maps and step-by-step summaries.
The Big Ideas Series
With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Religions Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.