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Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions (John Bowker) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521810371
Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions (John Bowker) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521810371
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Title: The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions

Author: Bowker, John

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521810371

Volumes: 1; Pages: 336

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive illustrations. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greek and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers. John Bowker is the author of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 2000), The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion (DK Publishing, 1998) and and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 1997). He is Greshan Professor, Greshan College, London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.ContentsIntroduction: the early history of religions--John Bowker1. Indian religions and the Hindu tradition--Gavin Flood2. Jainism--Paul Dundas; Sikhism--Eleanor Nesbitt3. Buddhism: Buddhist origins and South East Asia--David Gosling4. Tibetan Buddhism--Adrian Abbott5. Chinese Buddhism--Roger Corless6. Japanese Buddhism--Paul Ingram7. Korean Buddhism--Youngsook Pak8. Chinese religion--Yao Xinzhong9. Korean religions--Yee-heum Yoon10. Japanese religion--Jay Sakashita11. Judaism--Jonathan Magonet12. Zoroaster to Parsis--John Bowker13. Mediterranean religions: Greece and Rome--David Bowker14. Egypt and Mesopotamia--John Bowker15. Christianity--David Edwards [including: Norse Religion,--David Bowker]16. Islam--Penelope JohnstoneConclusion: religion in the modern world--John Bowker.Reviews"... a comprehensive, authoritative survey of world religions ... a valuable resource for scholars, students, and the general public."--Religious Studies Review"This volume presents a large amount of information in an engaging way, offering much scholarly insight for the lay reader. ... Useful for students, teachers and general readers as an introduction to religious history, this work is recommended for public and college libraries."--Library Journal"Richly illustrated with copious, full-color photographs, this most recent volume in the ^Cambridge Illustrated History series certainly has visual appeal. Beyond aesthetics, this reference provides concise, but well-researched and informative narratives on the world's major belief systems. Presented in an accesible and attractive format, it will provide general readers and lower-division undergraduates with an elementary understanding of world religions."--Choice
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