The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)

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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.

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions provides a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by an academic expert supported by lavish illustration. There are special box features and spreads, a bibliography, and chronologies. 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, Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai.

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An internationally renowned author, editor and series editor in the fields of comparative religion and world religion, John Bowker is currently Gresham Professor at Gresham College, London, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University. He is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a former Professor of Religion at Lancaster University. Professor Bowker recent books include What Muslims Believe (1995), The Oxford Dictionary of World Religion (1997) and The Complete Bible Handbook (1998). His previous books for Cambridge are Targums and Rabbinic Literature (1969), Jesus and the Pharisees (1973), The Problems of Suffering in the Religions of the World (1970; paperback 1975) and The Meanings of Death (1991; Canto paperback 1993).

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