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Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions / Edition 1

Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions / Edition 1

by Robert Ellwood
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ISBN-13: 9780759104624
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Robert Ellwood is the author of over twenty books, ranging from textbooks in religious studies (including Many Peoples Many Faiths, a popular world religion textbook) to books of religious history (The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace, The Sixties Spiritual Awakening, and Islands of the Dawn, among others). He was a professor of world religions at the University of Southern California for thirty years, from 1967 until his retirement in 1997.

Table of Contents

1 Religion Past and Present 2 Religious Origins and Meanings 3 Religion and the Discovery of History 4 The Development of the World's Religions 5 Beginnings: The Apostolic Stage 6 Empire and Wisdom 7 Medieval Devotionalism 8 Reformation 9 Folk Religion 10 The Modern World and Secularization 11 Religion and the Clash of Faith-Civilization 12 Summation and a Look Ahead

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