Atlas of the World's Religions

Atlas of the World's Religions

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This superbly illustrated reference work remains the only comprehensive visual guide to the worlds religious traditions. With text by leading experts and lavish photography, thematic maps, tables, and charts, the Atlas of the Worlds Religions, second edition ranges from the travels of theBuddha to the geographical distribution of modern indigenous faiths, providing a full and informative picture of world religion, both past and present. Through almost 200 full-color maps, organized in a beautifully designed series of double-page spreads, this marvelous atlas shows the historical development and present state of all the world's major religions, with color illustrations that show temples, sites, ceremonies and works of artconnected with religious life. The updated and expanded second edition provides a comprehensive overview of the major events over time that influenced the geographical development of the worlds religions, and it provides a global and regional assessment of religion in the modern world. There areeight entirely new double-page spreads that illuminate such topics as the spread of the Latter-day Saints throughout the world, Pentecostal Christianities today (perhaps numbering more than 500 million adherents, or nearly one-fourth of the global Christian population), contemporary diasporiccommunities, South American religions, and much more. The second edition will also include extensive updates to many page spreads, 20,000 new words of text, fresh maps and illustrations, a revised introduction by the new editor, Frederick Denny, an expanded glossary and index, and a list ofadditional resources, all of which further enhance the value of the book. Both a treasury of information and an exhilarating visual feast, Atlas of the Worlds Religions, Second Edition is an essential reference work for anyone interested in faith around the globe.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780195334012
Characteristics: 1 atlas (272 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 33 cm.


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