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The Everything World's Religions Book: Explore the beliefs, traditions, and cultures of ancient and modern religions
     

The Everything World's Religions Book: Explore the beliefs, traditions, and cultures of ancient and modern religions

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by Kenneth Shouler
 

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From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions. This mystical

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From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions. This mystical tour of major and minor religions, both ancient and contemporary, includes:

  • How religions deal with the issue of evil
  • Which religions believe in an afterlife--and what you have to do to get there
  • The history and moral foundations of major religions
  • Belief in non-belief and the fundamentals of atheism
  • Special holidays and festivals central to each religion

From Hinduism to Hare Krishna and from evangelicalism to Wicca, this book includes more than fifty religious perspectives and denominations. It's the ultimate guide to exploring the beliefs and traditions of religions around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440500374
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Series:
Everything
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
400,264
File size:
934 KB

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Kenneth Shouler, PhD has taught philosophy and religion since 1981, and is currently teaching in the philosophy department at County College of Morris. He has written dozens of articles and is the author of several books, including The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy and The Everything Hinduism Book.

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