Publisher description for Atlas of the world's religions / edited by Ninian Smart ; [cartographic editor, Ailsa Heritage ; cartography, Advanced Illustration Ltd.].


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This superbly illustrated and organized reference source is the first comprehensive visual guide to the world's religious traditions. With text by leading experts, and lavishly illustrated with photographs, thematic maps, site reconstructions, and tables and charts, many in full color, the
Atlas charts the origin, growth, and spread of all major faiths. A survey of contemporary religious life, its historical background, and a glossary, index, and list of resources enhance the research value of the book.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Religions -- Maps.
Religion and politics -- Maps.