World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained (DK Compact Culture Guides) (Hardcover)
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Baffled by Buddhism? Confused by Catholicism? Mystified by Mysticism? Discover everything you need to know about the world's major religious faiths.
A compelling and insightful guide for uncovering and understanding a variety of the world's major religions, this book is the perfect gift for thinkers, borrowers, religious studies and philosophy students.
Learn new and profound information about a variety of faiths. In this educational guide, you'll find:
• A chapter devoted to each of the major world religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
• Lesser-known religions and belief systems are covered, offering a comprehensive overview of faith.
• Detailed illustrations and annotated works of art, and a timeline of religious history.
Discover the world's major religions and other faiths from both the ancient and the modern world through this insightful guide. Explore over 450 classic works of religious and devotional art. With sacred texts, epic imagery, key beliefs and religious artifacts, this educational guide is perfect for libraries, classrooms and the bookshelves of those who simply love learning.
About the Author
John Bowker is a priest and religious studies scholar. His published works include God: A Brief History, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, Why Religions Matter, and The Sacred Neuron: The Extraordinary New Discoveries Linking Science and Religion. He studied at Oxford University and has taught at University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.