The Religions Book

The Religions Book

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An innovative and accessible guide to the world’s religions, ‘The Religions Book’ clearly explains the key concepts behind the earliest religious beliefs right up to the world’s newest faiths, getting to the heart of what it means to believe. Principles of the five main world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – as well as ancient and primal belief systems are explored in this informative tome. All the big ideas are simply explained with jargon-free descriptions, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that encapsulate every aspect of religious thinking.

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This definitive guide explores all the faiths from around the world.

Together with the five main religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, there is a diverse range of newer faiths to ensure a compelling and comprehensive read.

From the key concepts of ancient beliefs to the ground-breaking ideas at the heart of modern faiths, religious history is chronicled in a universal timeline. This provides a global perspective on the origins and events contributing to the growth and spread of spirituality, and the position of religion in society today. Influential religious leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, are introduced in depth and detail, alongside important quotations. Modern alternative beliefs are investigated in the wider context of their political, social, and cultural climates.

Part of DK’s award-winning Big Ideas series that have sold in excess of seven million copies, The Religions Book explains the trickiest of subjects in the most easily accessible format, using inspiring infographics and illuminating images alongside simple and straightforward text.

Compelling and accessible, this is the perfect guide for students of religious study, or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present-day faiths and religious philosophies.

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Weight 1,2 kg
Dimensions 24 × 20 × 2,5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

200 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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