50 Ideas Religion

by Quercus Editions Limited

May 1, 2010 | Hardcover

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"Religion: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know" offers a clear path through the conceptual and denominational thickets of global religion. Award-winning religious affairs correspondent Peter Stanford begins with an examination of sacred texts, the divine principle and good and evil, before moving on to a discussion of the different traditions within Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad traditions of the East.

Format: Hardcover

Published: May 1, 2010

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848660766

ISBN - 13: 9781848660762

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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50 Ideas Religion

by Quercus Editions Limited

Format: Hardcover

Published: May 1, 2010

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848660766

ISBN - 13: 9781848660762

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"Religion: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know" offers a clear path through the conceptual and denominational thickets of global religion. Award-winning religious affairs correspondent Peter Stanford begins with an examination of sacred texts, the divine principle and good and evil, before moving on to a discussion of the different traditions within Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad traditions of the East.

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The need to understand religion and the role it plays in our world has never been more pressing. The beliefs of the planet's 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, and 700 million followers of other religionss have an impact on every aspect of war and peace, ethics, politics, reproduction, family and social structure acrros all civilizations and continents.

Religion: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know aims to lift the clouds of confusion surrounding religion and to address its key issues.

What is the 'Golden Rule' and how does it unite religious people?
What rold to rites and rituals play in bringing together congregations?
How did the divisions arise between Catholics and Protestants and what do they mean today?
What are the differences between Anglicanism, Methodism, Baptism and Presbyterianism?
What separates Sunni Muslims from Shi'a Muslims?
What does it mean to be Jewish?
How have various religious traditions interpreted the eternal mysteries of life, death adnthe problem of how we should live?

Award-winning writer Peter Stanford answers these and a myriad other questions in this readable and informative book. It will appeal to anyone who want to understand one of the most powerful enduring forces shaping our world.
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