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The religions of the ancient world

including Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia, Persia, India, Phoenicia, Etruria, Greece, Rome

by George Rawlinson

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 249 p. illus., front.
Number of Pages249
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Open LibraryOL24360595M

One of the oldest known religious texts is the Kesh Temple Hymn of Ancient Sumer, a set of inscribed clay tablets which scholars typically date around BCE.   Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt. Christian monks in silent orders summoned up pagan texts from library stores with a gagging hand gesture. The destruction.

  1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2. Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3. Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4. Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5. S. Chinese Religious Traditions (Religions of the World) (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Chinese Religious Traditions (Religions of the World) Author. Adler, Joseph A. Publisher. Pearson. Publication Date. The Ancient History Encyclopedia logo is .

Religion, human beings’ relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, absolute, spiritual, divine, or worthy of especial reverence. It is also commonly regarded as consisting of the way people deal with ultimate concerns about their lives and their fate after many traditions, this relation and these concerns are expressed in terms of one’s relationship with or attitude. Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions, numerous scholars offer perspectives on the "what" and "why" traditions of tolerance in world religions, beginning with the pre-Christian West, Greco-Roman paganism, and ancient Israelite Monotheism and .


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The final section also looks at some of the more prominent esoteric religions of the late Roman period, like Hermeticism and Gnosticism, which are often misunderstood and misrepresented.

This book is NOT about religions of the ancient world. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism, Confuscianism, Shinto, /5(10). In fact, the people and religion were so intertwined that a study of Ancient Mesopotamian religion is a study of Ancient Mesopotamian culture.

Religions of the World: The Religion of Ancient Mesopotamia examines the history and legacy of the religion practiced by the Ancient Mesopotamians, looking at the similarities it shares with other religions and /5(3). The Cambridge History of Religion in the Classical World provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world.

The nineteen essays in this volume begin with the Hellenistic age and extend to Cited by: 2. Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide. Sarah Iles Johnston (Editor), Fritz Graf (Contributor) Jan Assmann (Contributor) Jan Bremmer (Contributor) John J.

Collins (Contributor Friend Reviews. Reader Q&A. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Written by leading scholars of ancient religion, the essays in this guide sketch the various religious histories, raise central theoretical issues, and examine individual topics such as Sacred Times and Spaces; Prayers, Hymns, Incantations, and Curses; Sin, Pollution, and Purity; Death, the Afterlife, and Other Last Things; Divination and Prophecy; Deities and Demons; and 4/5(2).

Although this book is entitled 'Ancient Religions', the focus is exclusively on ancient *Mediterranean* religions (Spaeth is careful to make this distinction in its title).

The essays are taken from the first two sections of a larger volume (Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide). One section discusses broad theoretical categories (e.g., cosmology, law, magic) and how the religions /5(2). Religion has many different aspects to the topic.

This book provides a concise description of the major religions. This book overall does a good job of covering the basic tenets of various world religions, including those not often covered in most "world religions" books such as Wicca, Scientology, and even atheism/5(18).

The World's Religions (Plus) (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. The World's Religions (Plus) Author. Smith, Huston. Publisher. HarperOne. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping. The Ancient History Encyclopedia logo is a registered EU trademark.

Featured Partner. religions than post-ancient. Some hundred and forty scholars contributed to Religions of the Ancient World, nineteen of whom are represented in this volume.

Each brought his or her own methodology, style, and interests to the topics assigned. Rather than attempt to impose an artificial consistency on their contributions, the book’sFile Size: 3MB. This book follows the religious history of the world.

It starts from ancient times, continues with religions of Egypt, India, Greece, China and Japan, and concludes with Judaism, Christianity and Islam/5(4). The religions of the ancient world by George Rawlinson; 12 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, History, Religion, Religions, Ancient Civilization.

This book is NOT about religions of the ancient world. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism, Confuscianism, Shinto, Bon etc are not covered.

If you are looking for a thorough examination of western religions from 3rd millineum BCE to 5 century CE then this is quite a book; however, as there is no treatment of half of the "civilized" world in this time frame then the book hardly can /5(13).

There are well over 4, different religions in the world today. They vary by geographical spread, number of adherents, language, hierarchy and. China, India, Israel, and Greece were once the four major regions of the ancient world.

Within each of them, a new religion arose. China saw the beginnings of Confucianism and Taoism just as Israel preached a more monotheistic faith. India became the hub of Hinduism and Buddhism while Greece favored philosophical rationalism. Some academics studying the subject have divided religions into three broad categories: world religions, a term which refers to transcultural, international faiths; indigenous religions, which refers to smaller, culture-specific or nation-specific religious groups; and new religious movements, which refers to recently developed faiths.

Christianity and Far Eastern religion. The Bible and other. A world religion 2, 3. Belief that a series of prophets have come from God, and that Bahá'í is the latest religion founded by God. A liberal offshoot of Islam, but persecuted in Iran.

By Bahá'u'lláh. Writings of Baha'u'llah and Abdul Baha. This group are preparing to rule the world. A study of various ancient world religions including those of Egypt, Assyria, and Etruria.

What people are saying - Write a review We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Atheists are people who believe that god or gods are man-made constructs. One of the youngest of the world's major religions. A way of living based on.

People of the Book/Scripture (Arabic: أهل الكتاب ‎ ′Ahl al-Kitāb) is an Islamic term which refers to Jews, Christians and Sabians. It is also used in Judaism to refer to the Jewish people and by members of some Christian denominations to refer to themselves. The Quran uses the term in reference to Jews, Christians and Sabians in a variety of contexts, from religious polemics to.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rawlinson, George, Religions of the ancient world. New York: John B. Alden, (OCoLC)Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide is such a work, which is unsurprising given that approximately one hundred forty top scholars contributed to the articles inside.

Not quite an encyclopedia, not quite a collection of essays, this unique volume is the first comprehensive and comparative reference guide to a wide array of topics in ancient Brand: Harvard.The best books on Religious and Social History in the Ancient World recommended by Robin Lane Fox.

Cultural and philosophical changes that occurred in late antiquity are essential to our understanding of the world today, but few us know much about that period.