Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions

Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions

by Robert Ellwood
     
 

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Ellwood (religion, U. of Southern California) revises his 1988 work The History and Future of Faith, which examined the development of religion, particularly focusing on the large world religions—Buddhism, Chinese religion, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. He outlines a five-part model of development that he believes characterizes all of the religions.…  See more details below

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Ellwood (religion, U. of Southern California) revises his 1988 work The History and Future of Faith, which examined the development of religion, particularly focusing on the large world religions—Buddhism, Chinese religion, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. He outlines a five-part model of development that he believes characterizes all of the religions. These stages are labeled: Apostolic, Imperial/Wisdom, Medieval/Devotional, Reformation, and Folk Religion. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Ellwood's effort is intriguing, even fascinating, and well worth reading and considering in detail.
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Ellwood's effort is intriguing, even fascinating, and well worth reading and considering in detail.
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Ellwood's effort is intriguing, even fascinating, and well worth reading and considering in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759104617
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.79(d)

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Robert Ellwood is the author of over twenty books, ranging from textbooks in religious studies (including Many Peoples Many Faiths, a popular world religion textbook) to books of religious history (The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace, The Sixties Spiritual Awakening, and Islands of the Dawn, among others). He was a professor of world religions at the University of Southern California for thirty years, from 1967 until his retirement in 1997.

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