Written by a leading scholar of comparative religion, this work provides an introduction to and thorough survey of all of the world's major religions. It describes their history, formation, important characteristics, rituals and practices, placing them in cultural context.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.48(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.18(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction; Part I: 1. Earliest religions; 2. South Asia; 3. China; 4. Japan; 5. Southeast Asia; 6. The Pacific; 7. The Americas; 8. The ancient Near East; 9. Persia and Central Asia; 10. The Greek and Roman world; 11. Classical and medieval Christianity and Judaism; 12. Classical and medieval Islam; 13. Classical African religions; Part II: 14. The explosion of Europe and the re-forming of Christianity; 15. North America; 16. South Asia and reactions to colonial intervention; 17. China and Korea in modern times; 18. Modern Southeast Asia; 19. Japan in modern times; 20. Islam passes through the shadows; 21. The colonial impact in the Pacific; 22. Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union; 23. Africa in the modern world; 24. Latin America and the Caribbean; 25. Some final reflections on global religion; Bibliography; Credits; Index.