Festivals of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Celebrations, Customs, Events, and Holidays / Edition 1

Festivals of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Celebrations, Customs, Events, and Holidays / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Breuilly, Martin E. Marty, Martin Palmer, Joanne O'Brien
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816044813

ISBN-13: 9780816044818

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

A focus on festivals provides an appealing entry into the subject of world religions. The religions featured, with lots of color photos of the festivals, are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Shintoism, Jainism, Bahaism, and Rastafarianism. Two of the authors hold master's degrees in theology; the text was edited by…  See more details below

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A focus on festivals provides an appealing entry into the subject of world religions. The religions featured, with lots of color photos of the festivals, are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Shintoism, Jainism, Bahaism, and Rastafarianism. Two of the authors hold master's degrees in theology; the text was edited by Martin Marty, who teaches history of modern Christianity at the U. of Chicago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816044818
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Illustrated Guide to Customs and Beliefs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Feasting, Fasting and Fun6
The Themes of Life8
Counting the Days10
Calendars Around the World12
Evolution, Adaptation and Change14
Map of Religions16
Jewish Festivals18
Christian Festivals40
Muslim Festivals66
Hindu Festivals80
Buddhist Festivals104
Sikh Festivals130
Taoist Festivals138
Zoroastrian Festivals144
Shinto Festivals146
Jain Festivals148
Baha'i Festivals150
Rastafarian Festivals152
Festivals in the Future154
Glossary of Terms155
Further Reading and Websites157
Index158

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