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Title The religions book : big ideas simply explained / contributors, Shulamit Ambalu, Michael Coogan, Eve Levavi Feinstein, Paul Freedman, Neil Philip, Andrew Stobart, Mel Thompson, Charles Tieszen, Marcus Weeks.

Imprint New York, New York : DK Publishing, c2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  200 Rel    ---  Available
Edition First American edition.
Description 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Primal beliefs from prehistory -- Ancient and classical beliefs from 3000 BCE -- Hinduism from 1700 BCE -- Buddhism from 6th century BCE -- Judaism from 2000 BCE -- Christianity from 1st century CE -- Islam from 610 CE -- Modern religions from 15th century.
Summary Religion has influenced human culture since prehistory, shaping everything from the politics of war and peace to notions of morality and issues of sex, reproduction, and family. On an individual level, it has also offered people a sense of meaning, purpose, and comfort, and even today, when science appears to offer answers to many of the world's conundrums, faith persists and many religions--including Christianity and Islam--are still growing. The Religions Book explains in a clear, accessible way more than 100 of the most important theological ideas, from those bound up in the earliest cultures to others that have emerged in the last few hundred years, along with all of the main tenets of the world's major faiths. In doing so, it considers key issues such as the problem of defining good and evil, the significance of suffering, creation and the afterlife ("Why are we here?" and "Why do we die?"), and the nature of god.--Publisher's description.
Subject Religion.
Added Author Ambalu, Shulamit, author.
Coogan, Michael David, author.
Feinstein, Eve Levavi, author.
Freedman, Paul, author.
Philip, Neil, author.
Stobart, Andrew, author.
Thompson, Mel, 1946- author.
Tieszen, Charles Lowell, 1978- author.
Weeks, Marcus, author.
ISBN 9781465408433

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