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The Resource Concise history of world religions : an illustrated time line, edited by Tim Cooke

Concise history of world religions : an illustrated time line, edited by Tim Cooke

Label
Concise history of world religions : an illustrated time line
Title
Concise history of world religions
Title remainder
an illustrated time line
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tim Cooke
Title variation
National Geographic concise history of world religions
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shows human yearning for religion has inspired many different forms of faith, from the myths of the ancient Egyptians to the storefront churches of San Francisco in the 1960s. The majority of the world's faiths have disappeared; as the timelines reveal, even those that have survived have done so in a constant state of change as the world itself has changed. The universal truths of scripture have undergone review and reinterpretation. Visionary individuals have changed the direction of many churches. Political events have dragged even faiths that profess peace and universal brotherhood into visceral violence and bitterness. Churches have split and formed splinter congregations (some destined to be short-lived, such as the Shakers of 19th-century America, who insisted on celibacy, or the Russian Skoptsy, who reinforced biblical injunctions against lust by practicing male castration). Generations of believers have attempted to revive what they see as purer forms of religious practice from the past. Artists, architects, composers, and writers have been inspired to celebrate their gods
Cataloging source
VAJ
Dewey number
200
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL80.3
LC item number
.C664 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooke, Tim
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religions
  • Religion and ethics
  • Ethics
  • World history
Label
Concise history of world religions : an illustrated time line, edited by Tim Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
At head of title: National Geographic
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-344) and index
Contents
Origins of religion, prehistory-0 -- Dawn of the Christian era, 0-550 -- A new faith, 550-1000 -- Age of gods and kings, 1000-1350 -- Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1575 -- New worlds, new faiths, 1575-1725 -- The Age of Reason, 1725-1850 -- Industry, empire, and religion, 1850-1950 -- Faith in the modern world, 1950-2010
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9781426206993
Isbn Type
(deluxe)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • ocn678604026
  • (OCoLC)678604026
Label
Concise history of world religions : an illustrated time line, edited by Tim Cooke
Publication
Note
At head of title: National Geographic
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-344) and index
Contents
Origins of religion, prehistory-0 -- Dawn of the Christian era, 0-550 -- A new faith, 550-1000 -- Age of gods and kings, 1000-1350 -- Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1575 -- New worlds, new faiths, 1575-1725 -- The Age of Reason, 1725-1850 -- Industry, empire, and religion, 1850-1950 -- Faith in the modern world, 1950-2010
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9781426206993
Isbn Type
(deluxe)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • ocn678604026
  • (OCoLC)678604026

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