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Author Bowker, John, 1935-

Title World religions : [the great faiths explored & explained] / John Bowker.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2006.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  200 BOW    AVAILABLE
 Genoa-Kingston CUSD 424 - HS Stacks - GKLY-11  200 BOW    AVAILABLE
 Joliet Twp HS SD 204 - West Campus Adult Non-Fiction - JWHB-1  291 BOWKER    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  291 BOW    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL Reference - PRGG-8  REF 200 BOW    AVAILABLE
 United Township HS SD 30 Stacks - UTSG-6  200.222 BOW    DUE 03-18-20
Description 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 211) and index.
Summary The Evolution of Major Faiths World Religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, from the ancient Egyptians to Zoroastrianism -- the oldest "living" religion -- and the great faiths practiced today. Each of the major faiths -- Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Islam -- is examined in detail through its sacred texts, epic imagery, key beliefs, and religious artifacts. The distinctive identities of different faiths are explored in World Religions by studying the main principles and thinking of each religion. The book's superb reproduction allows the symbolism and meaning in religious imagery and iconography to be revealed in great detail. Accessible and far-reaching, World Religions will engage the whole family as much as the serious student.
Contents What is religion? -- Ancient religions -- Hinduism -- Jainism -- Buddhism -- Sikhism -- Chinese & Japanese religions -- Judaism -- Christianity -- Islam -- Native religions -- The golden rule -- Religious timeline.
Subject Religions -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Religion -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 0756617723 paperback $16.95
Standard No. 9780756617721

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