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World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained

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Taking a refreshing new approach toward understanding different faiths, World Religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam. Explained through detailed annotation of sacred texts, religious artifacts, paintings, and architecture, this book will engage the whole famil ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 20th 2006 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published March 3rd 1997)
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Andrew Obrigewitsch
I was really not impressed by this book. It throws out a bunch of facts without mentioning their relative importances, and in fact puts in things that are not important at all and leaves out important parts of religions.

This is mainly true of Eastern religions the western ones are not so poorly described.

But I'm going to describe Christianity the way the book describes Hinduism. "Christianity has a holy trinity of gods, the Holy Spirit, God and Jesus. Jesus was believed to have walked on water
The book has great pictures and lots of color, but I found it lacking in actual information. I felt that is wasn't well organized (use terms pages before defining them, circular definitions, etc.). Also the information it does give is so general that you could have guessed it or it isn't very different then saying nothing at all.
Iv Modrić
The most simple little encyclopedia about religion there is.
Carrie L
This is an incredibly beautiful and accessible introduction to many of the world religions. I use it as a supplemental text for writing world religions papers for my seminary, and I am consistently impressed with the amount of detail Bowker has condensed into such a pretty package.
Mar 24, 2009 Ana rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I loved this book! I tried to find it online but they only sell it in paperback and it just was not the same.
lavishly illustrated, lots of info
Halcyon Westall
With big glossy pictures!!
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Fascinating, and I should read it again soon
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