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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    Excellent reference, and good supplement to any comparative religion text

    This book had all the same (pertinent)info as my comparative religion text, but delivered it in a more concise, easier-to-read way. Main points are highlighted and the overall text is delivered in a much more comprehendable manner than stuffy text books. I love the '... for Dummies' books, and this one only made me love it more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2002

    Hats off to the authors

    This book was excellently researched and written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Can religion possibly be for anybody other than dummies? We thin

    Can religion possibly be for anybody other than dummies? We think not. The most apropos title ever devised for the subject matter.
    Too bad this tome fails to live up to it's title. Instead, it rolls out the same old tired arguments for various ludicrous belief systems, never pointing out that the only sane thing to do is to dispose of the concept of religion in its entirety. Who needs another book espousing outdated myths as something relevant to today's world? Rubbish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    Not recomended

    I have read quite a few books on the study of religion, and I've got to say I rank this one fairly low. For one thing, the information wasn't very well organized (from a beginner perspective) I've actually read this one twice, once before I considered myself very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and once again recently. The first time around, I found it hard to follow because instead of focusing on one religion at a time, they focus on one aspect of religion per chapter i.e; 'ethics' or 'rituals'. Just about every other book on religion I've ever read focuses on one religion at a time i.e.; 'Jainism' or 'Islam', and they say everything they have to say about each religion before moving on. If any of you out there prefer the former way of organization, that's fine, but I found it frustrating (the first time I read the book).
    Also, the same religions aren't always talked about in every chapter, the only consistent ones are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. They do discuss others, but not consistently in each chapter. Personally, I don't think that's diverse enough, even for a beginners guide.
    Lastly, the book is extremely biased, which I don't always necessarily mark books down for being biased, but for a beginners guide, it doesn't serve the intended purpose of the book. No one (no beginner) who wants to learn more about a subject wants to be constantly bombarded by a one sided opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2003

    Very Informing

    This book did an excellent job of not only informing people of other religions, but it also was unbias and stay straight down the middle. If you want to learn more about a certain(or maybe all) religions, this is the right book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2002

    JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR

    If you have felt rather sheepish about your knowledge of the world's main religions as I have then this book is for you. It gives you a broad insight into most religions so you won't feel so ignorant next time you talk to someone of another faith. This book is great for that purpose.

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