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Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

5th Edition

Teresa Bernheimer, Andrew Rippin
September 13, 2018

Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices offers a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion to the contemporary period. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular, the Qurʾān and perceptions of the Prophet Muḥammad,...

Hindus: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Hindus: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

2nd Edition

Julius Lipner
December 02, 2009

Julius Lipner’s Hindus is widely recognised as essential reading for everyone wishing to understand one of the world’s great religious traditions. Hinduism comprises the religion and culture of the great majority of the people of India, a country tipped to become a world superpower politically,...

Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations

Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations

2nd Edition

Paul Williams
July 11, 2008

Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of...

Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

2nd Edition

Richard F. Gombrich
June 19, 2006

Written by the leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated edition takes into account recent research to include the controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the...

The Jains

The Jains

1st Edition

Paul Dundas
September 02, 2003

The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have,...

The Jains

The Jains

2nd Edition

Paul Dundas
July 04, 2002

The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have,...

Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

2nd Edition

Mary Boyce
December 14, 2000

This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable...

Hindus

Hindus

1st Edition

Julius Lipner
July 23, 1998

The Religions of Oceania

The Religions of Oceania

1st Edition

Garry Trompf, Garry Trompf
January 05, 1995

More than a quarter of the world's religions are to be found in the regions of Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, together called Oceania. The Religions of Oceania is the first book to bring together up-to-date information on the great and changing variety of traditional religions in...

The British: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices 1800-1986

The British: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices 1800-1986

1st Edition

Terence Thomas
September 08, 1988

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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