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Overview

Sacred Worlds explores the ways in which religion, its symbols, rites, beliefs and hopes, has shaped the world in which we live.
Chris Park explores the definitions of religion, its historical and ideological origins and its development. Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and their numerous offshoots are all described.
The wide range of material drawn from these different belief systems is set within the context of religious, demographic, political and economic change. The nature of sacred space as place of pilgrimage and as cultural landscape is also analysed.
This book enriches our understanding of the ways in which religion has mapped our world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415090131
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Geography and Religion: Context and Content 1
2 Reflections on Religion 31
3 Distributions: Spatial Patterns of Religion 56
4 Diffusion: Religious Beliefs and Organisations 93
5 Dynamics: How Religions Change 128
6 Religion and Population 169
7 Religion and Landscape 197
8 Sacred Places and Pilgrimage 245
Epilogue 286
Bibliography 288
Index 313
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