Astrology And Cosmology In The World's Religions by Nicholas CampionAstrology And Cosmology In The World's Religions by Nicholas Campion

Astrology And Cosmology In The World's Religions

byNicholas Campion

Paperback | June 11, 2012

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When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your local paper, or of Nancy Reagan's consultations with an astrologer in the White House in the 1980s. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth.  
Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions offers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates. Campion traces beliefs about the heavens among peoples ranging from ancient Egypt and China, to Australia and Polynesia, and India and the Islamic world.  Addressing each religion in a separate chapter, Campion outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth. This fascinating text offers a unique way to delve into comparative religions and will also appeal to those intrigued by New Age topics.

Title:Astrology And Cosmology In The World's ReligionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 11, 2012Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814717144

ISBN - 13:9780814717141


Table of Contents

Cosmology and Religion: Measurement and Meaning

Editorial Reviews

The book is crammed with information, occasionally punctuated by interpretation or analysis. Over 50 pages of notes and bibliography enable readers to check the author's exactitude for him or herself. -L. De Danaan,CHOICE