The World at Worship

The World at Worship

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In rich full-colour photographs, THE WORLD AT WORSHIP captures the variety and beauty of religious rituals and expressions of faith of people across the globe. Its pages invite the reader on a tour of the world's religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Native American practices, among others. Each page offers a visual meditation for the reader's own interpretation and reflection, and the photos are interwoven with a diverse selection of essays, prayers, poems, and meditations. Hands may be of different races and religions, yet they are often pressed together in prayer the same way. Colourful hats adorn the heads of Tahitian women during a Sunday sermon. Prayers are said over Tibetan prayer beads and rosary beads alike. Adults rise from the waters of baptism in joyous exultation. Holy men sit in deep states of meditation. We see the earnestness of prayer before competition of all kinds - a football game, a foxhunt, a horse race. We see the comfort provided by the healing power of touch. We see private devotion and public religious ecstasy. In our neighbours a world apart from us, we see ourselves in THE WORLD AT WORSHIP.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 202 x 252mm
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Kansas City, United States
  • English
  • 0740760580
  • 9780740760587