The World's Religions / Edition 2

The World's Religions / Edition 2

by Ninian Smart
ISBN-10:
0521637481
ISBN-13:
9780521637480
Pub. Date:
06/28/1998
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

The World's Religions / Edition 2

The World's Religions offers a fascinating insight into a wide range of faiths, their history and their followers. In the richly illustrated new edition of this popular book, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521637480
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.68(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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.

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