Geography of Religion
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416 pages, December 2004.
With the conflicts of the modern world gravitating toward concerns of the secular versus the sacred, no book could be more timely and vital than Geography of Religion—the definitive volume for understanding the historic and geographic backgrounds to the five major faiths of the world.
This comprehensive reference portrays the great religions of humankind through authoritative text and vivid photographs, tracing each from its ancient roots to its role in modern life. Geography of Religion explores the landscapes, areas, and cultures where these faiths took hold and flourished and then follows them as they spread around the world, survived conflict, and sometimes evolved into new and different faiths. Through the words of eminent scholars, readers learn what it means to be Hindu and bathe in the sacred Ganges, Buddhist and revere a statue of the Enlightened One, Muslim and trek to Mecca, Christian and walk the stations of the cross in Jerusalem, or Jewish and pray at the Western, or Wailing, Wall. Each of these descriptions is further enhanced by beautiful maps, photographs, and art that illuminate the history of each religion.
Graceful and beautifully rendered, Geography of Religion is a masterful look at the faiths and beliefs that have inspired people both individually and politically and have shaped the timeline of human history from its very beginning.
Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Mpho Tutu. Epilogue by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Dimensions (in inches): 9 1/8 x 10 7/8