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Hammond Atlas of World Religions (Hammond World Atlas)

by Hammond Incorporated

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Understanding human history requires a basic knowledge of the history of religion.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0843709952, Hardcover)

Written and edited by experts in the field, and bursting with hundreds of impressive full-color maps, photographs, and illustrations this magnificent reference delivers a comprehensive, visually appealing, and chronologically accurate presentation of the world's major religions. The book travels from the ancient world to the world today providing a far-reaching picture of our great faiths.

The book starts out with an overview of the major religions of the ancient world, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, East Asia, and Amerindian and then explores the rise of the major modern religions, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Sikhism. Included is a fascinating section on systems of belief such as Mormonism, Christian Science, Scientology, Hare Krishna, and popular East Asian religions.

Rounding out the volume are special features on significant events and developments throughout history such as religious wars, terrorism, pilgrimages, and the decline in religious worship. Ready-reference features include a chronology of world religions, resources for further reference, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and index.

The Atlas of World Religions: A Visual History of Our Great Faiths is an essential reference work for the serious student as well as an engaging volume the entire family can enjoy. The generous size and abundant illustrations also make this atlas ideal for holiday gift-giving.

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