World Religions Made Simple

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      I want to go to Heaven.

(Whose religion is the right one?)





World religions Made Simple examines the history, the founders, the teachings, the worship, and the influence of all the major religions in the world.

The religious systems are presented in a concise way with examples from their sacred writings and quotations from their spiritual leaders.

This book highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the different religious groups in a concise and simple format. As a result, you will be able to evaluate each religion for yourself.


World Religions Made Simple provides a basic introduction to all the major religions of the world:

* Christianity

* Islam

* Hinduism

* Buddhism

* Judaism

* Confucianism

* Bahai Faith

* Spirit Religions

* Atheism

* New Age Movement, and others.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899574325
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Made Simple Series Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Water was born in Devon, England, and trained for the Anglican ministry at the London College of Divinity. He was ordained as an evangelical minister in 1966. For the past 20 years he has been engaged in the ministry of Christian literature as writer, editor, and advisor. He is the author of the best-selling series of John Hunt Publishing's Bible Made Easy series (with over one million sold). He has also authored The Classic Biography series and has compiled the comprehensive The Encyclopedia of Christian Quotations and The Encyclopedia of Martyrs.

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Table of Contents



Introduction   3-4




2    ISLAM  34-59


3    HINDUISM   60-81


4    BUDDHISM  82-103

5    SIKHISM  104-117

6    JUDAISM  118-145


8    THE BAHA'I FAITH  154-157

9    JAINISM  158-161

10   SHINTOISM 162-163


12  THE PRIMAL RELIGIONS      166-170


13  NEW AGE    172-181


15   NEW RELIGIONS  190-191

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2008

    Good Framework for Studying World Religions

    World religions have so much diversity of thought and philosophy, and so many variations, a student can get lost in the detail. This book keeps its promise to present the basics of the major religions in an objective and informative way. In-depth textbook it's not. But it fulfills its promise: 'Tough Questions, Clear Answers.' As a student of world religions, I appreciate its clarity and viewpoint. And it costs a small fraction of the big textbooks. What student wouldn't like that?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2003

    This is not an objective book

    I bought this book because I am working on a project that needs objective comparative religion information. The publisher states that the book will 'help you evaluate each religion for yourself,' a claim that is simply not true. The author has done the evaluating for you! He has subtly slanted the book, so that after you read about other religions, you can confirm that Christianity is the best. For instance in the Primal Religions chapter he calls their stories 'myths'; in the New Age Chapter he mentions the use of the swastika; and he opens the Atheism chapter with two quotes from Karl Marx. Add to that the fact that he calls pro-choice beliefs 'pro-abortion' and his agenda becomes clear. If you are a Christian, and all you want is something to validate your religion, this book is for you. If you want an objective comparative religion book, I suggest that you look elsewhere.

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