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No one knows exactly how many religions exist today, but it is in the thousands, and that number is always changing, as new religions continually evolve from old. World Religions is the perfect introduction to the world’s major (and many of the minor) faiths. Using clear, accessible language, author Robert Pollock outlines the histories, forms of worship, holy writings, and belief systems of each religion. Readers will also learn how the religions are practiced today, from significant festivals, rituals, and customs, to the roles important religious leaders and sacred places play, to the impact and influence each faith has had on society as a whole.
Whether you’re interested in researching your own religion or you want to learn more about how other people worship, World Religions is a fascinating introduction to the beliefs that have shaped—and continue to shape—our world.
Posted May 20, 2009
This book is well laid out with a consice review of most of the religions of the world, covering the origins, beliefs and dogmas. It is very easy to read section at a time over a period of time. You can turn to those areas of interest and read in any order. The graphics are also first rate. I recommend it for anyone who whould like to understand how people see and practice religions and the impact on civilazation through the ages.
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Posted June 3, 2009
I JUST COMPLETED THE BOOK AND FOUND IT QUITE INTERESTING. I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THERE WERE SO MANY RELIGIONS/PHILOSOPHIES ON THE SUBJECT
OF BELIEF. EVENTHOUGH, IT WAS A SYNOSIS ON RELIGION, IT DID A GOOD JOB
COVERING ALL. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING
THE DIFFERENCES WITHIN THE CONTENTS OF SUCH.
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Posted December 27, 2009