World religions / Martin Palmer, general editor. - London, England : Times Books, 2002. - 1 online resource (256 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. ports. - Gale virtual reference library .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- The roots of religion -- Ancient religions -- Indigenous religions -- World religions -- New religions -- Religion in the modern world -- Chronology -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Names index -- Subject index -- Picture credits/acknowledgements.

The Times World Religions presents a fully-comprehensive survey of the origins, developments, beliefs and distribution of the world's religions. Full-colour maps, pictures and a thorough yet accessible text combine to form a unique global overview of human faith and a key to understanding its role in the modern world.

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