Religions of the World - Shinto(Religions of the World)

4.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781560069881: Religions of the World - Shinto(Religions of the World)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan and one of the oldest spiritual practices in the world. Shinto explores the beliefs, customs, and historical roots of the religion in order to provide an overview of the faith as it is practiced today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Interest in world religions has been heightened in light of recent tragic events. Each volume covers the origins of the faith, the teachings of its major prophet, the development of that religion in its home country, its spread, and today's practice of that faith. Forms of worship, holy places, sacred texts, the relationship of art and religion, and common themes among religions are some of the topics in these up-to-date texts. The volume on Islam discusses events of September 11, how Islam and terrorism became synonymous on that date and how that association may be clarified. The series gives a history of each religion and the way that religion shaped the culture from which it came...These are excellent sources for social studies and history classes that compare culture and religion. Recommended."
-- Book Report (September 2002) (Book Report 20020901)

"Students wanting to know more about Islam, the religion so much in the news, will find a solid introduction in this entry in the Religions of the World series. Notes, a glossary, a further reading list, and bibliography are appended."
-- Booklist (August 2002) (Booklist 20020801)

"Notable is the fluid working into the main text of numerous quotations...The notes, index, and list for further reading are extensive, and the black-and-white photographs complement the text."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002) (School Library Journal 20020701)

"(It) has more narrative and explication, giving it more heft and greater informational value. (The) book is much more complete and thoughtful than many of the comparable titles currently available to students."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002) (School Library Journal 20020701)

"Interest in world religions has been heightened in light of recent tragic events. Each volume covers the origins of the faith, the teachings of its major prophet, the development of that religion in its home country, its spread, and today's practice of that faith."
-- Book Report (September 2002) (Book Report 20020901)

"On the plus side, these books are informative and well organized. The writing is clear and the Works Consulted lists include a healthy helping of Web sites...The books, while generously illustrated, contain a number of photos and reproductions that are either faded, dark, or do not offer enough contrast. The World Religions series (Facts On File) is more engaging with better layouts and higher print quality. However, both Shinto and Confucianism are accessible and can be used to supplement other resources..."
-- School Library Journal (June 2002) (School Library Journal 20020601)

From School Library Journal:

Grade 6 Up-On the plus side, these books are informative and well organized. The writing is clear and the "Works Consulted" lists include a healthy helping of Web sites. Shinto offers information on the roots of the religion, its beliefs, ceremonies, and its role in the modern world. Confucianism considers the life and work of Confucius and devotes several chapters to the history of the religion; other chapters examine its role in 20th-century China and its relevance today. The books, while generously illustrated, contain a number of photos and reproductions that are either faded, dark, or do not offer enough contrast. The "World Religions" series (Facts On File) is more engaging with better layouts and higher print quality. However, both Shinto and Confucianism are accessible and can be used to supplement other resources such as Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion (Macmillan, 1993) and The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion (Corpus, 1979; o.p.).
Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stuart A. Kallen
Published by Lucent Books (2001)
ISBN 10: 1560069880 ISBN 13: 9781560069881
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lucent Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1560069880

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Stuart A. Kallen
Published by Lucent Books (2001)
ISBN 10: 1560069880 ISBN 13: 9781560069881
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lucent Books, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1560069880

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds