Sacred Worlds: Introduction to Geography an Religion

Sacred Worlds: Introduction to Geography an Religion

by Chris Park, Park Chris
     
 

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.
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415090131
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Geography and Religion: Context and Content1
2Reflections on Religion31
3Distributions: Spatial Patterns of Religion56
4Diffusion: Religious Beliefs and Organisations93
5Dynamics: How Religions Change128
6Religion and Population169
7Religion and Landscape197
8Sacred Places and Pilgrimage245
Epilogue286
Bibliography288
Index313

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