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Religions of the world by Nielsen, Niels Christian

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English


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StatementNiels C. Nielsen ... [et al.].
ContributionsNielsen, Niels Christian, 1921-
LC ClassificationsBL80.2 .R44 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 679 p. :
Number of Pages679
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2410699M
ISBN 100312003080
LC Control Number87060523

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Religions of the World surveys the major religions of the world today, as well as significant faiths of the past (Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, and primal traditions) and provides writings by noted scholars, each of whom expands on his or her area of specialization/5. Huston Smith is internationally known and revered as the premier teacher of world religions. He is the focus of a five-part PBS television series with Bill Moyers and has taught at Washington University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and the University of California Cited by: It is by far the dominate religion in the Western World, but Christianity is growing rapidly in Africa, and Christians can be found in nearly every country in the world. The holy book of.   China, India, Israel, and Greece were once the four major regions of the ancient world. Within each of them, a new religion arose. China saw the beginnings of Confucianism and Taoism just as Israel preached a more monotheistic faith. India became the hub of Hinduism and Buddhism while Greece favored philosophical rationalism. New York Times.

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