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In this volume, the focus turns to the religions of the world, highlighting the religious practices and traditions from Eastern and Western cultures. Although intended for children 10 and up, adult readers will also find that this book offers a comprehensive and compelling introduction to world religions and the roles they play in daily life. The content includes the story of the major international faiths, with information on their beginnings, history, gods, goddesses, prophets and key figures, and basic beliefs, as well as their various divisions, sects, and followers today.
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Anita Ganeri is a well-known non-fiction author, with a special interest in the study of religion. Anita has written many titles over various subjects for Watts, including A Year of Festivals, Beliefs and Cultures and most recently titles from the Protecting Habitats series.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6-10-A colorful smorgasbord of illustrations enlivens a serious subject. Sharply outlined against a white background, maps and photos and illustrations of worshipers and sacred objects accompany captions and short, headlined paragraphs of information. Ganeri's slender volume assigns up to four pages to each faith or major religion beginning with "Mesopotamian and Egyptian Religions." Most sections feature a boxed summary of the religion's origins, general beliefs, number of current adherents, and the titles of its sacred texts. Special two-page sections highlighting commonalities and differences include "Religious Feast Days," "Priests and Priestesses," "Sacred Texts," "Art and Religion," "Holy Places," "Forms of Worship," and "Tolerance and Intolerance." Various aspects presented in nuggets of text may make it difficult to assemble a complete picture of any one religion. Similar in scope, but offering information in more cohesive blocks is Trevor Barnes's The Kingfisher Book of Religions (1999), generously illustrated with large, dramatic photographs. Elizabeth Breuilly's Religions of the World (Facts On File, 1997) is equally information rich with plentiful pictures. Ganeri's Atlas does not include a glossary as the other two do, or even a bibliography.
Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY
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