World religions details the beliefs from modern scientology to the worlds oldest faith zoroastrianism and everything in between. With clarity, insight, sensitivity, and detail, world religions details the beliefs from scientology to zoroastrianism and everything in between. The distinctive identities of different faiths are explored in by studying the main principles and thinking of each religion. World religions can lift the cloud surrounding the main faiths of the world. Buy a cheap copy of the oxford dictionary of world. Judaism, christianity, islam and marxism representing the western tradition, and the eastern being seen in. John bowker was dean of trinity college, cambridge from 1984 to 1991 and is currently a fellow of gresham college, london and honorary canon of canterbury cathedral. John bowker s most popular book is world religions. Ithe oxford dictionary of world religions is an exceptionally wideranging az reference guide to the history, beliefs, dogmas, practices, individuals, customs, and artifacts of the worlds religions past and present. The concise dictionary of world religions by edited by. A brief history, the oxford dictionary of world religions, why religions matter, and the sacred neuron. He studied at oxford university and has taught at university of pennsylvania and north. Oxford concise dictionary of world religions by john bowker.
Some of the answers we hear today seem entirely uncritical of religion, while others dismiss it as inherently toxic and destructive. The extraordinary new discoveries linking science and religion. The books reproduction allows the symbolism and meaning in religious imagery and iconography to be. Oxford dictionary of world religions paperback 1997. The volume contains over 8,200 entries, an extensive topic index, and an original essay by the general editor john bowker. This title, designed to provide initial bearings, is an excellent place to start. John bowker, one of the worlds most distinguished scholars of religion, delivers a timely analysis of the issues.
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Dorling kindersley, dk, eyewitness and the open book logo are trade. A guide to our wisdom traditions, harper san francisco, 1994, isbn. Each of the major faiths christianity, judaism, hinduism, buddhism, jainism, sikhism, and islam is examined in detail through its sacred texts, epic imagery, key. It contains entries on all the major and many minor religions, including christianity, judaism, buddhism, hinduism. He shows how recent research, particularly in the neurosciences, genetics and evolution, throws new light on what religions are and on the part they have played in human life and history. The great faiths explored and explained by john bowker 2006, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. John westerdale bowker born 30 july 1935 is an english anglican priest and pioneering scholar of religious studies. In the book world religions london, dorling kindersley, 2003, p. He is the author of many books, including the meanings of death and the complete bible handbook. Buy world religions by john bowker online at alibris. Ive written many books, including the oxford dictionary of world religions, beliefs that changed the world, and, most recently, religion hurts books, 4 january. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The title of this book is world religions and it was written by john bowker.
Taking a refreshing new approach to understanding different faiths, world religionslooks at the beliefs and practices of. Merriamwebsters encyclopedia of world religions doniger, wendy ed. The oxford dictionary of world religions by john bowker. Over 1,000 entries explore the sacred writings of religions worldwide, and short biographies of founders, leaders, gurus, philosophers, mystics, and heretics.
Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. I was also dean of chapel at trinity college, cambridge. The evolution of major faiths world religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, from the ancient egyptians to zoroastrianism the oldest living religion and the great faiths practiced today. The distinctive identities of different faiths are explored in world religions by studying the main principles and thinking of each religion. The great faiths explored and explained, dorling kindersley, new york, 2006, isbn. Detailed annotations of stunning illustrations provide intriguing insights into the worlds most important religions. This study of the world s religions takes a visual approach.
A former director of studies and dean of chapel at corpus christi and trinity college, cambridge he is credited with introducing religious studies as a discipline to cambridge university. Bowker, john, 1935publication date 2006 topics religions, religion, religion, religions publisher. Oxford concise dictionary of world religions by bowker. The great religious traditions are studied in turn. The great faiths explored and explained by john bowker at indigo.
John bowker has 44 books on goodreads with 3632 ratings. The oxford dictionary of world religions is the definitive reference work on this subject, the most comprehensive and authoritative onevolume resource available. Each of the major faithschristianity, judaism, hinduism, buddhism, jainism, sikhism, and islamis examined in detail through its sacred texts. Problems of suffering in religions of the world john.
Go search best sellers gift ideas new releases deals store coupons. He was the dean of trinity college, cambridge from 1984 to 1991. I have so enjoyed john bowkers books and he has given me so insights into the religions of the world. This book is a nice overview of the more recognizable religions of the world, starting with the ancient religions such as the greek, egyptian, and celtic traditions, and moving on through time to cover buddhism, hinduism, judaism, christianity, islam, and even touching on smaller native religions around the world. With an introductory essay on the meaning of religion by editor bowker, a professor of religion, and more than 8,200 alphabetical entries on a wide range of subjects, it offers an overview of concepts from world religions as well as movements, sects, and cults. Now in an affordable paperback edition, it is the first place to turn for information on virtually any aspect of religion worldwide. Ithe oxford dictionary of world religions is an exceptionally wideranging az reference guide to the history, beliefs, dogmas, practices, individuals, customs, and. Page 4 the mother of old, condemnd for a witch, burnt with dry wood, her children gazing on, the hounded slave that flags in the race, leans by the fence, blowing, covcrd with sweat, the twinges that sting like needles his legs and neck, the murderous buckshot and the bullets, all these i feel or am. World religions looks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, from the ancient egyptians through to zoroastrianismthe oldest living religionand the great faiths practiced today.
World religions is the perfect guide for those beginning their exploration into faith, or for those just needing a quick reference tool. The concise oxford dictionary of world religions by john. Each major faith examined in detail detailed annotation of sacred texts, religious artifacts, paintings, and architecture. John bowker has done well to take up this subject, not hitherto treated in this way, and in this fine comparative study he ranges across a wide field with assurance and authority. Religions book comparative religion for dummies lazarus, william p mark sullivan. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double. The great faiths explored and explained paperback february 20, 2006.
The great faiths explored and explained bowker, john on. John bowker world religions is a refreshing new approach to understanding different faiths. He has been a professor of religious studies at the universities of cambridge, lancaster. See all 7 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Concise oxford dictionary of world religions oxford. World religions by john bowker, 9781405314398, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Over 500 entries cover movements, sects, and cults, from cargo cults and the new age movement to rastafarians and soka gakkai. Taking a refreshing new approach to understanding different faiths, world religionslooks at the beliefs and practices of many different religions, including christianity, judaism, hinduism, buddhism, jainism, sikhism and islam.1423 482 401 664 524 614 1594 1218 1411 729 173 345 1376 20 1225 156 977 421 1240 1047 790 238 346 1316 832 803 140 680 1402 44 1383 107 1381 1092 102 221 159 114 733 1347