The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions
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Annotation: Comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day provides a bibliography, full chronology, festival listing, illustrations, and calendar for each as documented by recognized academic experts.
Catalog Number: #3598921
Binding Type: Publisher's Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2002
Edition Date: c2002
Pages: 336 p.
Availability: Out of Print
ISBN: 0-521-81037-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-521-81037-1
Dewey: 200
LCCN: 2001037866
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Subject Heading: Religions.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Library Journal
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 320-325) and index.
Reading Level: 12.0
Interest Level: 9+

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive illustrations. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greek and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers. John Bowker is the author of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 2000), The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion (DK Publishing, 1998) and and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 1997). He is Greshan Professor, Greshan College, London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.