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Beliefs That Changed the World: The History and Ideas of the Great Religions [Hardcover]

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.5" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   2.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2007
Publisher   Quercus
ISBN  184724016X  
EAN  9781847240163  

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How did Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism come to be the world's dominant religions? What are the real beliefs of Islam, and the different branches within it? Who were the key figures of Judaism? And how are religious beliefs shaping today's world conflicts? Beliefs that Changed the World will answer the key questions about the great religions, from Bahai to Unitarianism, via Jainism, Mormonism, Shinto and the major branches of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Not only will this book explain what the disciples of each faith believe, but it will provide the reader with a greater understanding of the wider themes of religious and world history. Each chapter comprises an overview of the central tenets of each religion, key quotations from its core beliefs, and a historical depiction of each faith, from its earliest beginnings to its latest incarnations and impact on the modern world.

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John Bowker is a professor of religious studies who has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and at North Carolina State University. He is an Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, a consultant for UNESCO, as well as a BBC broadcaster and author and editor of several books including: Beliefs That Changed the World (Quercus, 2007); World Religions (Dorling Kindersley, 2006); The Sacred Neuron: The Extraordinary New Discoveries Linking Science and Religion (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005); God: A Brief History; and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (OUP, 1997).

John Bowker was born in 1935 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina State University and Trinit.

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