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Illustrated Dictionary of Religions

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The perfect illustrated source to identify and compare world religions, key figures and major events.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published 1999 by DK Pub.
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Feb 25, 2009 rated it liked it
For someone new to the varieties of religious culture this volume provides a handy and compact introduction. The book begins with the question, "What is religion?" and provides from there a general view of religion's cultural, communal, political, and even metaphysical significance. The book acknowledges even the anti-religious view of Marx or implicitly the new atheists but takes seriously religious belief as a pervasive and encompassing aspect of human life. With plentiful illustrations the bo ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
A decent overview of a variety of religions. More like a coffee table book than anything else.
Heather Blackwell
Wilkinson, P. (1999). DK illustrated dictionary of religions. New York, NY: DK Publishing.
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This illustrated dictionary showcases ancient and newer religions from all over world.
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Although this resource is published in 1993, it remains relevant in many ways. The life and events are presented in a monthly progression, indicating the central events and celebrations that are part of Japanese life. It displays interesting images which help the reader visualize the events and life being described throughout the book. The historical background of the events is presented and descriptions of continuity and change regarding each event
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Interesting but I would have liked to see more detail into the last chapter on new age religions.
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