12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

291 B791m 2016

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12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

Boyett, Jason

Berkeley, California Aephyros Press 2016

300 illus. 23.5 cm.

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For billions of people, religion is important. The tenets of a belief system can provide a life's purpose, explain the surrounding world, and turn death from something to be feared into a concept that may be comofrting. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior, and delivers justce when those boundaries are overstepped. Studies have shown even children maintain a natural intuitiveness about the origins of the world, sometimes viewing it as the product of a "supreme designer." In a way, it can be said that humans are born belivers. Whether religion is a part of your life, or not, this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand reference book will help you glean knowledge of our world's major twelve religions, form their origins to the present day. In the beginning: Explore the belief systems of the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and the ancient Nordic people. Though now considered mythology, the beliefs of these groups were at one time legitimate religions and traditions, taken very seriously by the ancients. Why twelve? Organized by the numbers, not by popularity, "12 Major World Religions" includes explorations of belief systems that fall outside the scope of "The Big 7," with detailed discussions of Baha'i, Jainism, Shinto, and more. Common constructs: Take a close and unbiased look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been or are currently misunderstood.

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9781623156923

Author:

Boyett, Jason

Title:

12 major world religions: the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of humanity's most influential faiths

Publisher:

Berkeley, California Aephyros Press 2016

Physical:

300 illus. 23.5 cm.

Summary:

For billions of people, religion is important. The tenets of a belief system can provide a life's purpose, explain the surrounding world, and turn death from something to be feared into a concept that may be comofrting. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior, and delivers justce when those boundaries are overstepped. Studies have shown even children maintain a natural intuitiveness about the origins of the world, sometimes viewing it as the product of a "supreme designer." In a way, it can be said that humans are born belivers. Whether religion is a part of your life, or not, this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand reference book will help you glean knowledge of our world's major twelve religions, form their origins to the present day. In the beginning: Explore the belief systems of the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and the ancient Nordic people. Though now considered mythology, the beliefs of these groups were at one time legitimate religions and traditions, taken very seriously by the ancients. Why twelve? Organized by the numbers, not by popularity, "12 Major World Religions" includes explorations of belief systems that fall outside the scope of "The Big 7," with detailed discussions of Baha'i, Jainism, Shinto, and more. Common constructs: Take a close and unbiased look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been or are currently misunderstood.

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