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A History of the World's Religions

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Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, Noss's A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects lar

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Hardcover, 720 pages
Published November 23rd 1993 by Prentice Hall (first published January 1st 1990)
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Victoria
An academic book. Used during my studying days. Good though.
Olivia
Though this is a class textbook, it's delivery of history and different interpretations is surprisingly evenhanded. It's refreshing to learn about religion without feeling pressured to convert or having facts twisted with fanatical dogma. Though I wouldn't go so far as to say this book is entertaining, in small doses it's interesting. A great resource to keep in the library.
Tara
I actually read (and own) the earlier version of this book. Very good and used it for reference while teaching "world religions" to my Sunday school class.
Jessica
Great Introduction to different religions
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