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Title: Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk
Author: Hitchcock, Susan Tyler John Esposito
Publisher: National Geographic; Publication Date: 2004
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780792273134
Volumes: 1; Pages: 416
List Price in Cloth: $40.00 Our price: $33.99
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A richly detailed reference chronicles the great religions of human history and their rituals, practices, and beliefs in a series of vivid photographs, maps, and text, exploring the geographical regions, areas, and cultures where the various faiths grew and flourished and following their development as they spread around the world.The Geography of Religion is an invitation to understand the great religions of the world. This gorgeously illustrated book is an authoritative text that portrays the great religions of humankind with vivid photographs, tracing each from its ancient roots to its role in modern life. Eminent scholars share the faiths they have lived and studied. For each of 5 major religions, explore the landscapes, areas, and cultures where these faiths took hold and flourished. See them spread around the world, survive conflict, and translate into other enduring faiths based on their geographic location and cultures. Learn what it means to be a Hindu and bathe in the sacred Ganges; for a Buddhist to revere a statue of the Enlightened One; for a Muslim to trek to Mecca; for Christian martyrs to welcome death. Beautiful maps, photographs, and art illuminate the history of each religion.