World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained

World Religions The Great Faiths Explored Explained A refreshing approach to understanding different faiths Detailed annotations to stunning illustrations provide intriguing insights into the world s most important religions offering a deeper appreciat

  • Title: World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained
  • Author: John Bowker
  • ISBN: 9780756617721
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • A refreshing approach to understanding different faiths Detailed annotations to stunning illustrations provide intriguing insights into the world s most important religions offering a deeper appreciation of the beliefs central to each.World Religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, from the ancient Egyptians through to Zoroastrianism theA refreshing approach to understanding different faiths Detailed annotations to stunning illustrations provide intriguing insights into the world s most important religions offering a deeper appreciation of the beliefs central to each.World Religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, from the ancient Egyptians through 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.

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    1. Andrew Obrigewitsch

      I was really not impressed by this book. It throws out a bunch of facts without mentioning their relative importances, and in fact puts in things that are not important at all and leaves out important parts of religions. This is mainly true of Eastern religions the western ones are not so poorly described. But I'm going to describe Christianity the way the book describes Hinduism. "Christianity has a holy trinity of gods, the Holy Spirit, God and Jesus. Jesus was believed to have walked on water [...]

    2. Gregory

      The book has great pictures and lots of color, but I found it lacking in actual information. I felt that is wasn't well organized (use terms pages before defining them, circular definitions, etc.). Also the information it does give is so general that you could have guessed it or it isn't very different then saying nothing at all.

    3. Kacee Moreton

      Great book! A thorough history of religions from ancient Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Buddhism, and on down the line of Abrahamic. Very informative and especially liked the illustrations of symbols and their meanings.

    4. WitchHaven Apothecary

      This book is a plethora of information on many religions. It is well written and easy to understand. I bought this book and have let many borrow it with the same results. You can get much knowlegde from this read. I will read it again.NamasteDani

    5. Rosie

      This book covers the major religions of the world such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Native American religions, and others. The traditions, styles of worship, sacred texts, and various sects of each religion are covered in full detail with pictures and drawings.

    6. Marco

      A very broad view of the most known world religions. It does not go into much detail. A 2.5 Stars just because it is a good compilation of the most influential world's organized beliefs systems.

    7. Amy

      This was sort of a textbook-style overview of the great religions of the world. My goal was to learn primarily about the non-Abrahamic religions, since I knew I would know most of the information about the Abrahamic religions (I was correct). The sections on Hinduism and Jainism were particularly helpful, and the ones that I found the most interesting. I really loved that they worked in some beautiful imagery from different religions (artifacts, religions iconography, houses of worship and/or li [...]

    8. Joy Barnett

      Name: Joy BarnettType: AlmanacTitle: World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained Call Number: RF. 200. BOWDescription: This almanac is organized by the religions of the world, for example Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each entry explains the important aspects of the featured religion and features colored photographs or important events and artifacts. Reviewed: Masuchika, G. (1997). [Review of book World religions: The great faiths explored & explained]. Library Journal, 122( [...]

    9. Willow Redd

      Another entry into my Read Your Library list. Since I've been focusing on World History, religion was a natural inclusion since it has been one of the main drives behind humanity from the very beginning.This book is a nice overview of the more recognizable religions of the world, starting with the ancient religions such as the Greek, Egyptian, and Celtic traditions, and moving on through time to cover Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and even touching on smaller native religions [...]

    10. Lara

      This book gave a great introduction to all religions. I especially loved the fabulous photos of all the implements used in the different religions. A lot of the time, though, the main photo on the page was placed right in the middle of the two pages, so you couldn't see the whole picture due to the binding in the middle. Other than that, this is a keeper for further reference.

    11. Carrie L

      This is an incredibly beautiful and accessible introduction to many of the world religions. I use it as a supplemental text for writing world religions papers for my seminary, and I am consistently impressed with the amount of detail Bowker has condensed into such a pretty package.

    12. Marie Gray

      This book is an extremely user-friendly guide to understanding the differences, and similarities, between today's most practiced religions. As interesting as it is informative.

    13. Daniel Crouch

      The book is lovely and insightful and clearly meant to be little more than a survey, but its scattered approach to covering main topics in each religion left much to be desired.

    14. Ana

      I loved this book! I tried to find it online but they only sell it in paperback and it just was not the same.

    15. Larry Koester

      Throwing facts around is fine with me on this topic. Spare me human opinion. Comparative religion is a whole other topic.

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