The Atlas of Religion

The Atlas of Religion

by Martin Palmer and Joanne O'Brien

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 23/11/2007

  $45.99
The world's religions have emerged as one of the greatest geopolitical forces now shaping our lives. Now available in an updated edition, this authoritative atlas is an essential resource for understanding the powerful role of religion around the globe. In an accessible text packed with information, it maps the current nature, extent, and influence of each of the major religions and shows, country by country, how religions are spread through broadcasting, missionary work, schooling, and banking; how they relate to government, laws, and world hunger; and the role they play in wars. It traces the emergence of new religious movements, the survival of traditional beliefs, and the presence of atheism and agnosticism. "The Atlas of Religion" also locates the origin, the heartland, and the sacred places of each of the major religions and provides essential background with a valuable table showing the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism. Copub: Myriad Editions Limited
ISBN:
9780520249172
9780520249172
Category:
Religion: general
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
23-11-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of California Press
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
245x190x6mm
Weight:
0.06kg
Martin Palmer

Martin Palmer is a world-renowned authority on Chinese culture, and theauthor of a range of titles on international traditions and beliefs.

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