The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions: The A-Z encyclopedia of all the major religious traditions

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The definitive dictionary of the world’s religions, compiled by two of the 20th century’s most distinguished religion scholars.

This highly accessible resource distills Mircea Eliade’s lifework of detailing and comparing humanity’s entire religious heritage, providing fascinating insights into the character and worldview of the 33 principal religions. Including Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Shamanism, Taoism, South American religions, Baltic and Slavic religions, Confucianism, and the religions of Africa and Oceania, The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions covers all kinds of relgious figures, histories, sacred texts, mythologies, and mystical techniques.

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‘At once a reference work to be returned to repeatedly and a book that can be read from cover to cover.’
Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions

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The Essential Compendium of all the major religious traditions

This definitive volume presents an overview of all thirty-three of the world's principal religions. Renowned religion scholar Mircea Eliade based this compact volume on his three volume 'History of Religious Ideas' and on the sixteen volume 'Encyclopaedia of Religion', the ultimate reference in the field, which he edited. The 'HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions' gives key insights into leading figures, essential teachings, histories, sacred texts, and mythologies of the major religions around the world and throughout time.

Including:
• African Religions
• Australian Religions
• Buddhism
• Celtic Religion
• Hinduism
• Islam
• Mystery Religions
• Prehistoric Religions
• South American Religions
• Shamanism
• Taoism
• Tibetan Religions
• Zoroastrianism

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