To call the regions east of the Middle-East does no justice to those cultures. Their religions, the topic of this book, are manifold and complex. And unlike the Western conception of religion, such religions are unique in their right and don't necessarily conform to such misconceptions of what religion is. We'll get a good glimpse of this part of the world, for world history doens't have to begin with the ancient Greeks.
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About the Author
I am 43 year old Puerto Rican-American, residing in New York City with a college degree in Sociology. "A History of Traditional Eastern Religions from India to Japan" is my second book publication. I was always interested in social phenomenon. It's fascinating analyzing the social-historical processes to understand how it evolved. Social change is a specialty among sociologists and historians. Writing the current book gave me the oppurtunity to learn history of religion from the non-Western world. Religions from the East and Far East have been more than avenues of worship, they have been philosophies as well. Being intrigued by social theory as well, allows me to have a keen sense during the intellectual journey through sophisticated principles of Buddhism or Confucianism. At the heart of this historical survey is the attempt to understand the complexity of culture. I invite you, the reader, to join me in this endeavor in attempting to understand the minds other than our own. As students of life, we may even understand something about ourselves.