A Spectator's Guide to World Religions

A Spectator's Guide to World Religions : An introduction to the big five

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The world is a very religious place. Wherever you look, people are worshipping, praying, believing, following, even dying for their faith. But are all faiths the same? Do they all call on the same God using different names? Are their beliefs and practices simply cultural expressions of the same spiritual longings? In this timely book, John Dickson presents each of the world's major religions in its best light. He carefully outlines the history, belief systems and spiritual practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam so that the interested 'spectator' can explore their similarities and differences. For sceptics, believers and students of religion the book provides a fair and friendly introduction to this ultimate subject.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745953085
  • 9780745953083
  • 139,973

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"This is a wonderful book and is highly recommended." --Publishers Weeklyshow more

About John Dickson

John Dickson i s an historian, musician and bestselling author. He is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University (Sydney) where he also teaches a course on world religions. He lives in Sydney with his family and spends his time researching, writing and speaking about life's big questions.show more

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