The Handy Religon Answer Book (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Antal sidor
2 ed
Visible Ink Press
black & white illustrations, maps
241 x 184 x 31 mm
884 g
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The Handy Religon Answer Book (häftad)

The Handy Religon Answer Book

Second Edition

Häftad Engelska, 2012-04-01
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Providing detailed descriptions of the beliefs, rituals, history, and organisation of the world's eight major religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto, this fully revised and updated edition is an easy-to-use comparative guide for anyone seeking basic religious literacy. Clearly and eloquently written by a scholar with more than 40 years of study and teaching experience, this book is organised into chapters on each major religion and contains a wealth of information about their history, beliefs, symbols, membership, leaders, observances, and customs. The reference answers more than 800 questions, such as What is the significance of the Star of David? How did so many different Christian churches come into being? What is the importance of the month of Ramadan? What is an Ayatollah? and Do Taoists believe in heaven and hell?, as well as new questions concerning religion and violence and sub-organisations that claim affiliation with the major faith communities. A glossary of religious terminology, maps of the general coverage areas for each religion, and suggestions for further reading are also included.
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"[This book] packs a great deal of helpful information into a usable format . . . [and] provides clear and succinct explanations. . . . Recommended." --"Choice" (September 2012)

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John Renard, PhD, is a professor in the department of theological studies at Saint Louis University. He is the author of several books, including "Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood"; "Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective"; and "Tales of God's Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation." He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.