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Sacred Worlds : An Introduction to Geography and Religion - Chris C. Park

Sacred Worlds

An Introduction to Geography and Religion

Hardcover Published: 2nd August 1994
ISBN: 9780415090124
Number Of Pages: 352

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"Sacred Worlds" explores the ways in which religion, its symbols, rites, beliefs and hopes, has shaped the world in which we live.
Chris Park explores the definitions of religion, its historical and ideological origins and its development. Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and their numerous offshoots are all described.
The wide range of material drawn from these different belief systems is set within the context of religious, demographic, political and economic change. The nature of sacred space as place of pilgrimage and as cultural landscape is also analysed.
This book enriches our understanding of the ways in which religion has mapped our world.

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Geography and Religionp. 1
Reflections on Religionp. 31
Distributionsp. 56
Diffusionp. 93
Dynamicsp. 128
Religion and Populationp. 169
Religion and Landscapep. 197
Sacred Places and Pilgrimagep. 245
Epiloguep. 286
Bibliographyp. 288
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780415090124
ISBN-10: 0415090121
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd August 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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