World Religions

World Religions

by John Bowker


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World Religions by John Bowker

World Religions is a refreshing approach to understanding different faiths. Detailed annotations to stunning illustrations provide
intriguing insights into the world’s most important religions—offering a deeper appreciation of the beliefs central to each. The Evolution of Major Faiths World Religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, from the ancient Egyptians through to Zoroastrianism—the oldest “living” religion— and the great faiths practiced today. Each of the major faiths— Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam—is examined in detail through its sacred texts, epic imagery, key beliefs and religious artifacts. The distinctive identities of different faiths are explored in by studying the main principles and thinking of each religion. The book’s superb reproduction allows the symbolism and meaning in religious imagery and iconography to be revealed in great detail. Accessible and far-reaching, World Religions will engage the whole family as much as the serious student.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789414397
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 03/01/1997
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 14.08(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

John Bowker was formerly Professor of Religious Studies at Lancaster University and Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at North Carolina State University. He is an Honorary Cannon of Canterbury Cathedral, UK, a consultant for UNESCO, a BBC Broadcaster, and an author and editor. Among his many books are The
Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
, The Meanings of Death (winner of the 1993 HarperCollins Religious Book Prize), What Muslims Believe, The Problem of Suffering in the Religions of the World, Beliefs That Changed the World, and An Introduction to Jewish Interpretations of Scripture.

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