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Religion 101: From Allah to Zen Buddhism, an Exploration of the Key People, Practices, and Beliefs that Have Shaped the Religions of the World
     

Religion 101: From Allah to Zen Buddhism, an Exploration of the Key People, Practices, and Beliefs that Have Shaped the Religions of the World

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by Peter Archer
 

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Discover the origins and traditions of world religions!


With so many religions in the world, it isn't always easy to recall each faith's key influences, spiritual figures, and dogmas. Written in easy-to-understand language, Religion 101 offers a fascinating--and memorable--glimpse at the sacred stories, traditions, and doctrines that have influenced

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Discover the origins and traditions of world religions!


With so many religions in the world, it isn't always easy to recall each faith's key influences, spiritual figures, and dogmas. Written in easy-to-understand language, Religion 101 offers a fascinating--and memorable--glimpse at the sacred stories, traditions, and doctrines that have influenced today's most popular religions.

From Jesus and the Four Noble Truths to the Buddhist Wheel of Existence, this book provides you with thought-provoking insight into the customs and beliefs of common faiths like Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. Inside, you will also discover hundreds of important religious facts, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existence and meaning, or just want to find out what Kabbalah is all about, Religion 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440572630
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
12/18/2013
Series:
Adams 101 Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
626,035
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter Archer is the author of The Quotable Intellectual and 500 Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smart. He received an MA in history from the University of Toledo and an MLlitt in medieval history from the University of St. Andrews, where he wrote his thesis on the writings of St. Bede. He also taught courses on history, humanities, and philosophy at Eastern New Mexico University.

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