4 edition of History and beliefs of the major religions found in the catalog.
|Series||Little blue book series -- No. 132|
|LC Classifications||BL95 .S3|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||64 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||64|
I found very interesting Joseph Campbell's The masks of God. It comprises four large volumes, so it is quite a long read, and there are parts (specially in the first volume, which deals with primitive mythologies) that are very outdated, but in ge. Religion has played an important role in world history. It has always served as a source of inspiration for the creation of the different cultures found around the world. Religions have been in existence since the prehistoric times. Let us look at the five major religions of the world. Major Religions of the World.
This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which are religions that have had (and probably continue to have) the. The Abrahamic religions, also referred to collectively as Abrahamism, are a group of Semitic-originated religious communities of faith that claim descent from the Judaism of the ancient Israelites and the worship of the God of Abrahamic religions are monotheistic, with the term deriving from the patriarch Abraham (a major biblical figure from the Old Testament, who is recognized by.
Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity, with about billion Muslims worldwide. Although its roots go back further, scholars typically date the creation of Islam to. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of History Of Religion Books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.
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Hinduism. Hinduism. Hinduism is the oldest of the major world religions. Early Hinduism was founded over 5, years ago in the Indus River Valley in India. The earliest texts from. A cwntral tenant of this book is that every organized group of people in human history from city, to city- state, nation, empire has had a religion, thus understanding our cultural past and predominate religious beliefs as a people, is essential to understanding how we arrived at our current understanding of the world and how we approach the meaning of life itself/5(43).
The Concise History of World Religions continues the Concise History series with an authoritative and comprehensive take on major religions and lesser-known faiths of all times and nations.
No other text combines the illustrations expertise of National Geographic with the historical focus on faiths—large and small—across the world/5(21). The religious teachings, beliefs and way of life for the 12 major religions practiced by those adherents is thought provoking and challenging to the whole of western civilization.
Each religion presents itself with it's own coded language, moral guidance, communal memories, /5(). The book is enlightening,superbly written,thought provoking and accessible to those readers who have little or no knowledge of religion.
The book is a page turner and a trove of information. I am a non practicing Christian,with a small c, and this book helped me to understand the beliefs and histories of the other religions in a way that /5(98). History Timeline of World Religions, cults and occcult and its Founders.
The true religion (way to God was given to Adam and Eve after they fell into sin).It was passed onto to his sons Ge,4. It was then passed on until mankind rebelled and no longer practiced it. A History of the World's Religions Shown Through Original Sources.
A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence Cited by: Books shelved as religious-history: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence.
I’ve used the Norton Anthology of World Religions comprised of six volumes: Hinduism,Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It, too, is a major overview supported by both history and documents from each area of interest.
The Book of Religions Comprising The Views, Creeds, Sentiments, or Opinions, Of All The Principal Religious Sects In The World Particularly Of All Christian Denominations In Europe and America To Which Are Added Church and Missionary Statistics Together With Biographical Sketches By John Hayward Author of “New England Gazetteer” Boston.
1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2. Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3. Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4. Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5.
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Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Religion or dharma has been a factor of the human experience throughout history, from pre-historic to modern times.
The bulk of the human religious experience pre-dates written n history (the age of formal writing) is only c. years old. A lack of written records results in most of the knowledge of pre-historic religion being derived from archaeological records and other.
Buddhism is a religion that was founded by Siddhartha Gautama (“The Buddha”) more than 2, years ago in India. With about million followers, scholars consider Buddhism one of the major.
While religion is hard to define, one standard model of religion, used in religious studies courses, who defined it as a [ ] system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem.
A History of God: The 4,Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong () Huston Smith: The World’s Religions. The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the defi.
While the relatively new faith is still working to define its place as a major world religion, it’s likely to be a major contender in the coming years. Sources Mormonism’s History, Christian. The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions Brandon Toropov Answers to today's questions about both major and lesser-known religions and beliefs.
Each of five parts, one for every major religion, discusses history, rituals, celebrations, holy documents, deities, and structure. Sort of an encyclopedia of religion, the book presents basic religious ideas, from many different traditions, in easily digestible articles.
There are major sections on the five major religions of humanity (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and several section with articles based on beliefs of other religious traditions.4/5.
Studying the history of religion is a gateway to more than just an understanding of religious institutions. It also offers a glimpse at the propagation and function of ancient civilizations.
Since the beginning of time, religion has been a significant influence on our cultures, going so far as to shape our traditions, our behavior, and even our.‘(The Natural History of Religion” was published by Hume at the beginning ofafter his reputation had been established by his earlier ‘(Essays ” and the first two volumes of his ‘I History of England ”.
It is the one of his works which most explicitly asserts his Deism ; but on.This major religion comparison table includes Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The chart below compares selected religion characteristics such as prophets, adherents, founders, origination date, deity names, afterlife, path to redemption, place of worship, holy book name, and main .