For the faithful, religion remains a guiding force for every aspect of life. An understanding of the world's major religions is not only essential to the study of history, but also in order to comprehend today's complex global community. The Story of Religion introduces the six most dominant world faiths, explaining the origins, philosophies, and evolution of these incredibly influential belief systems. Discover how intricately these religions are entwined in the state of the world today, and explore topics such as:
- Israel and the early history of the Jewish people
- The expansion of Islam and the rise of Islamic empires
- Colonialism and the impact of Christian missionaries
- Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
- The ancient and enduring traditions of Hinduism in India
- Sikh emigration in the 20th century
- The growth of Buddhism in the West Short biographies of important figures, helpful statistics, and a comprehensive timeline help to trace the history of these religions from their foundation to the present day.
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scratching my head.
This book is way to Jumpy to totally understand, what I mean by that, it will be talking about christianity, then Jumps to another religion, then jumps back, the same as the time frame.... say religion started in 20 BC, will then jump to present day, then back again, totally baffiling.
I assume that this book will be listened to a few times before I actually understand what the story of religion is......