A History of the World's Religions

David S. Noss, Blake R. Grangaard

December 26, 2017 by Routledge
Textbook - 658 Pages
ISBN 9781138211698 - CAT# Y290552


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This is a comprehensive textbook that covers all of the major world religions. This all-encompassing textbooks is all that instructors and students need on introductory world religions courses

Textboxes, timelines, a comprehensive glossary and suggested further reading following each chapter are fantastic pedagogical tools for students to take their study further independently

Colour images and maps throughout help to engage students and place the text in context


A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from original source materials. Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume. A History of the World’s Religions examines the following topics:


  • Some Primal and Bygone Religions
  • The Religions of South Asia
  • The Religions of East Asia

  • The Religions of the Middle East


This fourteenth edition is fully updated throughout with new images and inset text boxes to help guide students and instructors. Complete with figures, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions.

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