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The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, this title includes a handy reference section that features a glossary of religious terms and a roadmap to all the branches of the faiths and the points of doctrine or tr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781409324911
Barcode 9781409324911
Published 24 July 2013 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By DK
Series Big Ideas
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ISBN-13 9781409324911
ISBN-10 1409324915
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 24 July 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Series Big Ideas
Category Religion: General
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 199mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 1,192g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 200
Catalogue Code PEARS

Description of this Book

This is an innovative and accessible guide to the world's religions. The Religions Book clearly explains the key concepts behind the earliest religious beliefs right up to the world's newest faiths, getting to the heart of what it means to believe. Principles of the five main world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - as well as ancient and primal belief systems are explored in this informative tome. All the big ideas are simply explained with jargon-free descriptions, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that encapsulate every aspect of religious thinking. It examines major historical developments and ideas with a universal timeline, providing a global perspective on the origins and major events that have contributed to the growth and spread of religion and spirituality. Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, you'll also find a handy reference section featuring a glossary of religious terms and a roadmap to all the branches of the major faiths and the points of doctrine or tradition on which they differ. Modern alternative religions and spiritual beliefs from around the world are also explored, putting into context the political and social climates from which they emerged. The Religions Book provides compelling, accessible information perfect for students of religious study or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present day faiths and religious philosophies.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Fascinating material, well presented -- Jon Sutton The Psychologist (Review of The Psychology Book)
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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