The World's Religions
Ninian Smart, Founded British First Department of Religious Studies at University of Lancaster and J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions Ninian Smart
Cambridge University Press, 28 jun. 1998 - 608 páginas
This book is a revised and updated edition of a popular work, which looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as constantly developing systems of belief. Part I traces the development of religions, as they evolved from the traditions of the ancient world. Part II examines the changes to faiths and cultures following the Renaissance and the voyages of conquest and discovery, and asks how, why, and with what effect religions have been refashioned over the ages up to today. In this richly illustrated new edition, religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added, illuminating the true nature of each religion. The text has been thoroughly revised to highlight recent developments, such as the spread of Islam, African-American and Hispanic-American religious experience, and women priests.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - Sphinxi - LibraryThing
Comprehensive and beautifully presented but some of the value-judgements he makes seem unnecessary and intrusive. Also references to Marxism as religion of Soviet Union make this a bit dated. Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - tole_lege - LibraryThing
Uses Smart's "Dimensions of religion" - political, narrative, etc. - as the basis for the examination of faiths. Anyone interested in the way religious education is taught in the UK would do well to start here.... Leer reseña completa
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