Baffled by Buddhism? Confused by Catholicism? Mystified by Mysticism? Discover everything you need to know about the world's major religious faiths.
A compelling and insightful guide for uncovering and understanding a variety of the world's major religions, this book is the perfect gift for thinkers, borrowers, religious studies and philosophy students.
Learn new and profound information about a variety of faiths. In this educational guide, you'll find:
• A chapter devoted to each of the major world religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
• Lesser-known religions and belief systems are covered, offering a comprehensive overview of faith.
• Detailed illustrations and annotated works of art, and a timeline of religious history.
Discover the world's major religions and other faiths from both the ancient and the modern world through this insightful guide. Explore over 450 classic works of religious and devotional art. With sacred texts, epic imagery, key beliefs and religious artifacts, this educational guide is perfect for libraries, classrooms and the bookshelves of those who simply love learning.
About the Author
John Bowker was Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1984 to 1991 and is currently a Fellow of Gresham College, London and Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. He is also Adjunct Professor of Religion at North Carolina State University. Professor Bowker's many books include the DK titles God: A Brief History and The Complete Bible Handbook. He lives in Cambridge.