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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140514074, Mass Market Paperback)This survey of active twentieth-century religions has been completely revised, with all its chapters updated to include modern developments and recent scholarship, and with seven entirely new chapters. A team of over twenty leading international scholars provides up-to-date information on:
-- The sources and history of the world's religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism
-- Their teaching, practices, and popular traditions
-- Gender and spirituality; the black African diaspora
-- Developments in the twentieth century and recent scholarship, including new material on China
With charts and diagrams to illustrate and clarify the text, A New Handbook of Living Religions is the definitive guide to understanding the world's active belief systems and an ideal companion volume to John R. Hinnells's The Penguin Dictionary of Religions.
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Comprehensive and informative. The New Penguin handbook of Living Religions has been completely revised, with all chapters updated to include discussion of modern developments and recent scholarship. Compiled by a team of leading international scholars, it is an authoritative guide to understanding the religious beliefs and practices of the world today.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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