Religion For Dummies

Religion For Dummies

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by Marc Gellman, Thomas Hartman, Tom Hartman
     
 

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Gain a deeper understanding of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and other faiths! A wise and witty road map for exploring life's big questions Why are we here? How should we live? What happens after we die? Why does evil exist? This lively and informative reference explains how the world's great religions answer these questions - and shows how religious beliefs and

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Gain a deeper understanding of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and other faiths! A wise and witty road map for exploring life's big questions Why are we here? How should we live? What happens after we die? Why does evil exist? This lively and informative reference explains how the world's great religions answer these questions - and shows how religious beliefs and rituals give meaning to life and help us cope with conflict, adversity, marriage, and much more! The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764552649
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
428
Sales rank:
289,628
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman host cable TV's The God Squad and appear frequently on Good Morning America and Imus in the Morning. They have written several children's books on religion.

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Religion for Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellently researched and written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.