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In this enlightening and entertaining book, the author of Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things covers the spectrum of religious items and ideas, exploring the origins of sacred practices and customs, the reasons for religious holidays, the meaning of vestments, sacraments, and more. Line illustrations
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In this enlightening and entertaining work, Charles Panati explores the origins of hundreds of religious rituals, customs, and practices in many faiths, the reasons for religious holidays and sacred symbols, and the meanings of vestments, sacraments, devotions, and prayers. Its many revelations include:* Why the Star of David ...