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World Religions

Festivals of the World by Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O’Brien and Martin Palmer. Consultant Editor Martin E Marty
Checkmark Books in US, Hodder in UK, 2002
Illustrates the many ways in which major religions celebrate their teachings and how different cultures commemorate landmarks in their history. Includes annual festival calendars and full colour images.
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Religions of the World, The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals by Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer, and edited by Martin E Marty
MacDonald, 1997
A highly illustrated exploration of the world's religions including their history and beliefs, writings, traditions, festivals, rites of passage and modern developments. Useful reference for young adults upwards.
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State of Religion Atlas by Joanne O’Brien and Martin Palmer, consultant editor David B Barrett
Published by Simon and Schuster (out of print). ISBN 0 671 71148 2
With 43 full colour world maps and graphics portraying the current impact of major religions and their divisions. Includes maps on demographic spreads, charting the extraordinary impact of the faiths on broadcasting, missionary work, education, laws, and government.
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The Atlas of Religion Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer
Earthscan: www.earthscan.co.uk
Did you know that each year around 73 million Bibles are printed, making them the world's best-selling books? Or that since 1974, over 300 Islamic Banks have been created, handling $250 billion in assets? Or that these facts and more can be found in the new Atlas of Religion? It shows how religions relate to government, laws, world hunger and wars. It traces new religious movements, the survival of traditional beliefs, and the presence of atheism and agnosticism. Order online from www.earthscan.co.uk for a 10 percent online discount.


The Times World Religions: A History of Faith edited by Martin Palmer
Times Books, London 2002
An important text book – full of maps, photographs and accessibly written text combining to produce a comprehensive history of faith.
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World Faiths and Development – papers from the World Bank-World Religions Meeting at Lambeth Palace, London February 1998
ARC/World Bank/Lambeth Palace, 1998
The first attempt by nine world religions to look into their own traditions to help understand the role of economic development. It offers a sharp critique of contemporary economics and a surprisingly wide range of alternative models for development, derived from over 3,000 years of religious experience and reflection. Includes the first expression of the notion of ethnic or national karma by the now Prime Minister of Mongolia and International President of ARC. From this notion arose the idea of the Asia Buddhist Network. It is the first document that publicly acknowledges that alongside Islam, Daoism also bans usury.
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