Atlas of the World's Religions

Atlas of the World's Religions

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This superbly illustrated reference work remains the only comprehensive visual guide to the world's religious traditions. With text by leading experts and lavish photography, thematic maps, tables, and charts, the Atlas of the World's Religions, Second Edition ranges from the travels of the Buddha to the geographical distribution of modern indigenous faiths, providing a full and informative picture of world religion, both past and present. Through almost 200 full-color maps, organized in a beautifully designed series of double-page spreads, this marvelous atlas shows the historical development and present state of all the world's major religions, with color illustrations that show temples, sites, ceremonies and works of art connected with religious life. The updated and expanded second edition provides a comprehensive overview of the major events over time that influenced the geographical development of the world's religions, and it provides a global and regional assessment of religion in the modern world. There are eight entirely new double-page spreads that illuminate such topics as the spread of the Latter-day Saints throughout the world, Pentecostal Christianities today (perhaps numbering more than 500 million adherents, or nearly one-fourth of the global Christian population), contemporary diasporic communities, South American religions, and much more. The second edition also includes extensive updates to many page spreads, 20,000 new words of text, fresh maps and illustrations, a revised introduction by the new editor, Frederick Denny, an expanded glossary and index, and a list of additional resources, all of which further enhance the value of the book. Both a treasury of information and an exhilarating visual feast, Atlas of the World's Religions, Second Edition is an essential reference work for anyone interested in faith around the globe.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 256.54 x 322.58 x 27.94mm | 2,059.3g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • Oxford, England, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Maps; Illustrations, color
  • 0195334019
  • 9780195334012
  • 2,024,633

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"Academic libraries, especially those that lack the first edition, will find this volume useful in reinforcing the relevance of religions impulses in history and the present....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."--CHOICEshow more

About Ninian Smart

Frederick Mathewson Denny is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies and the History of Religions at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a member of the editorial board of The Muslim World and served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion.show more

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