Hinduism

Hinduism

by Bender Richardson White
     
 

Hinduism is the religion of more than four-fifths of India's population, and it is the religion with the third-largest number of adherents in the world. Hinduism, Fourth Edition provides readers with a clear overview of the history and teachings of this faith, dispels misconceptions, discusses how Hinduism's flexibility allows it to adjust to a changing world, and

Overview

Hinduism is the religion of more than four-fifths of India's population, and it is the religion with the third-largest number of adherents in the world. Hinduism, Fourth Edition provides readers with a clear overview of the history and teachings of this faith, dispels misconceptions, discusses how Hinduism's flexibility allows it to adjust to a changing world, and looks at the growing Hindu community in the United States.

Almost from the start of civilization more than 10,000 years ago, religion has shaped human history. Today more than half the world's population adhere to a major religion or indigenous spiritual tradition. In societies throughout the world, increasing ethnic and cultural diversity has led to a variety of religions being practiced side by side. This makes it vital that we understand as much as we can about the world's religions.

Rigorously nonsectarian, the books in the World Religions series offer clear, accessible overviews of the major religious traditions of our time, including

Geographical distribution

Origins and history

Central beliefs, rituals, and sacred sites

Contributions to world civilization

Carefully chosen photographs complement the text, and sidebars, a map, fact file, glossary, bibliography, further reading, and index are included to help readers gain a more complete understanding of the subject at hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131086
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Chelsea House World Religions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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